Have you got what it takes to serve your country?
IF YOU'RE an average Australian who has completed Year 10, there's a good chance you have what it takes to help defend Australia and its interests.
Australian Defence Force recruitment will be in the South Burnett next week and they have created a check list of requirements for those people who would like a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force.
First and foremost, you have to be an Australian citizen.
In fact, to achieve the minimum security clearance you must have lived in Australia or have a checkable background for the past ten years.
While there may be a lot of teenagers who have dreamed of joining the defence forces since they were playing soldiers in their back yard, you have to be at least 17 when you enter the ADF.
Proving the importance of doing well at school, you have to have passed year ten English and Mathematics.
For certain roles, you may need to a hold current licence to perform your duties, such as a trade, plant, machinery or manual driver's licence.
Put down the burgers and get off the couch because you'll need to pass a physical fitness test before you can join.
If you tick all these boxes then you are one step closer to enjoying stimulating work, job security, training and development, a good salary package and a range of benefits.
However, there are a number of things the Australian Defence Force expect in return.
Family men and women are encouraged to think long and hard before putting their hand up as you must have the flexibility to move and travel.
You must be prepared to play the long game because as general entrants, the commitment is usually between two to six years.
Officers serve a minimum of between three and fourteen years and in general, the longer the training required the longer the commitment.
You will be expected to engage in world-class training, which goes well beyond just the use of weapons.
If you have read through to this point and you still feel like the defence force is the place for you, then the recruitment team want to hear from you.
The Australian Defence Force recruitment team will be presenting several information sessions in the South Burnett region next week.
Corporal Jason Chechong will be delivering the information sessions and he works specifically with the indigenous recruits.
"We explain the pathways and initiatives available to the indigenous,” he said.
"It is great way to gain a good education base as well as build confidence and resilience.”
They will be in Murgon on Wednesday February 6 from 6pm-8pm at the Murgon RSL.
And in Cherbourg for an indigenous elders and influencers networking lunch on Thursday February 7 from 12pm -2pm at Cherbourg Ration Shed.
For more information and to register for the information sessions go to the Australian Defence jobs website.