Officer Aviation Selection Process

The RAAF Officer Aviation (OA) selection process comprises a number of phases:

  • Recruitment
  • Aviation Screening Program
  • Officer Selection Board
  • Distribution

Each phase in the selection process is not only designed to identify the candidates that have the most potential for OA training, but to also educate candidates about where their strengths and weaknesses lie. Some of the progression (decision) points during the process are stop/go and other progression points are competitive. 

At a stop/go progression point if the candidate meets the required standard they will go on to the next step (and if they don’t meet the required standard the application will stop). At a competitive progression point, some candidates will be invited to progress to the next phase and others may not, even if they met the minimum standard.

The selection process for Navy and Army are very similar. For more information on the Navy and Army Aviation Careers go to Defence Jobs.