Defence Force Members – Other Ranks

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Defence Force Members – Other Ranks

Defence Force Members – Other Ranks provide specialised military services to the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces.

Fun facts

  • NA Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 94% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 13% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by defence force members – other ranks. A few are listed below:

  • guarding airfields and other defence force bases
  • serving as an infantry soldier
  • erecting bridges, building field defences, constructing temporary roads, clearing minefields, repairing airfields and demolishing targets using explosives
  • crewing armoured fighting vehicles
  • operating artillery, ground and surface-based defence systems, shipboard weapons and other advanced specialist military weapons and equipment
  • providing firepower and ground-based air defence
  • establishing and maintaining command, control and communications equipment and facilities
  • conducting surveillance, reconnaissance and boarding operations
  • maintaining personal arms and ammunition

Specific occupations

  • Defence Force Member - Other Ranks
  • 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)