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Major Group: 4 - Community and Personal Service Workers | Sub-Major Group: 44 - Protective Service Workers | Minor Group: 441 - Defence Force Members, Fire Fighters and Police | Unit Group: 4411 - Defence Force Members - Other Ranks

Description: Provides specialised military services to the Australian or New Zealand Defence Forces.

This occupation includes the following ranks:
Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

This occupation excludes Defence Force Members - Other Ranks performing duties for which there is a civilian equivalent. These members are included with the closest civilian occupation. For example, Mechanic Recovery is included in Unit Group 7331 Truck Drivers, in Occupation 733115 Tow Truck Driver.

Skill Level 3 : Occupations at Skill Level 3 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following:

- NZ Register Level 4 qualification
- AQF Certificate IV or
- AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training.

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

  • Acoustic Warfare Analyst (Navy)
  • Air Dispatcher (Army)
  • Air Surveillance Operator (Air Force)
  • Aircraft Life Support Fitter (Air Force)
  • Aircraft Life Support Fitter (Army)
  • Aircrewman (Navy)
  • Airfield Defence Guard (Air Force)
  • Boatswains Mate (Navy)
  • Combat Engineer (Army)
  • Combat Systems Operator (Navy)
  • Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare (Navy)
  • Commando (Army)
  • Crewman Armoured Personnel Carrier M113 (Army)
  • Crewman Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) (Army)
  • Crewman Main Battle Tank (Army)
  • Electronic Warfare - Linguist (Navy)
  • Electronic Warfare - Technical (Navy)
  • Geospatial Imagery Intelligence Analyst (Air Force)
  • Ground Crewman Mission Support (Army)
  • Gun Number (Army)
  • Marine Specialist (Army)
  • Naval Police Coxswain (Navy)
  • Operator Artillery Meteorology and Surveyor (Army)
  • Operator Electronic Warfare (Army)
  • Operator Ground Based Air Defence (Army)
  • Operator Weapon Locating Radar (Army)
  • Rifleman (Army)
  • Security Police (Air Force)
  • Signal Operator Linguist (Air Force)
  • Signal Operator Technical (Air Force)
Specialisation titles are any commonly used titles which refer to a subset of jobs belonging to the occupation designated in the principal title. These jobs involve the performance of specialised tasks rather than the broader range of tasks usually performed in the occupation.