Air Force camps for young women

The Air Force recognises the importance of diversity and has implemented a range of initiatives to demonstrate our commitment to ensuring a diverse team.

One initiative to increase female recruitment and promote Air Force as an employer of choice for young women is experiential Flight Camps and Technical Camps.

Air Force's first Flight Camp for young women was held at RAAF Base Amberley in September 2013. The first Technical Camp was held at RAAF Base Wagga in October 2013.

Female students in years 10, 11 and 12 from QLD, NSW and the ACT were selected to participate in a series of events - after which 100% of participants said that they intend to apply to join the Air Force.

The camps run over several days and provide young women aged 16-24 with an opportunity to explore the exciting aviation, engineering and technical trade careers available within the Air Force. As well as being exposed to military aviation operations, participants also experience the day to day routine of an Air Force base, and have several opportunities to engage with Air Force personnel and Defence Force Recruiting specialists to discuss possible careers in the military.

Future Air Force camps

We plan to host similar camps around Australia in support of young women who want to pursue military aviation related opportunities.

Keen to apply?

Visit Defence Work Experience Program to register your interest.