Graduate Entry


Join the Navy fully degree qualified and you'll hit the ground running, with a fast-track into a leadership role plus opportunities for further study.

Degrees that will give you more

Whether you are a recent graduate considering your next move, or you are in the middle of your career, you'll be able to make more of your degree as an Officer in the Navy. Rewarding and varied work awaits you in fields such as:

  • Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Psychology

Never stop learning

Your Navy career begins with world-class management and leadership training, preparing you to take command of personnel. Then throughout your career, you'll be given opportunities for further study, specialisation and diversification, with the costs covered by the Navy.

Career and Academic Development

The options that may be available to you include:

  • Promotion courses
    preparing you for higher rank
  • Postgraduate university studies
    with HELP fees paid (sponsorship is available from fully funded to partially funded for Navy approved courses) 
  • Assisted study schemes
    supporting external education (Defence Assisted Study Scheme)
  • Fully-funded study
    interstate
  • Command, management and leadership training
    (Australian Command and Staff Course, Capability Technology Management Program and overseas equivalent courses run by various countries) 
  • Advanced leadership and strategic decision-making training
    (Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies and overseas equivalent courses run by various countries)
  • External training in key fields
    such as professional, scientific, technical and selected trades (Civil Schooling Scheme)
  • Graduate medical course sponsorship
    for those with appropriate degree qualifications wishing to embark on a medical career (Graduate Medical Program) or qualified Medical Officers wishing to undertake specialist training (ADF Swift Incision program)

Leadership and Management Development

Officer training will equip you with advanced leadership and management skills, as well as military knowledge. It will prepare you for diverse and challenging roles both within the Navy and throughout your career.

Name: Royal Australian Naval College
Location: HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay, NSW
Duration: 22 weeks


Rewarding careers for graduates

Join the Australian Defence Force and you'll be in the company of more graduates than you'll find in any other Australian organisation. Find your ideal role in the Navy here.