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Defence opens enrolment for the 2022 ADF Cyber Gap Program

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Defence opens enrolment for the 2022 ADF Cyber Gap Program

Interested applicants can now enrol in the 2022 Australian Defence Force (ADF) Cyber Gap Program to enhance their skills and employability in the cyber security field. 

The ADF Cyber Gap Program, run in partnership with the Digital Transformation Agency, is a 12-month online program that is undertaken in conjunction with tertiary study to help support those studying a cyber-qualification. 

Assistant Minister for Defence Andrew Hastie said the ADF Cyber Gap Program would continue to boost Australia’s sovereign cyber workforce capability. 

“Cyber is the new battleground, and the important mission our servicemen and women undertake in cyberspace will be vital to keeping Australians safe and secure,” Assistant Minister Hastie said. 

“The ADF is looking for a diverse group of applicants who are passionate about cyber and interested in a career with Defence.” 

The Program is stated to be flexible for applicants. While studying under the Program, students can have the chance to immerse themselves in a short work experience with Defence. 

This provides them with the knowledge to consider a Defence career or find work elsewhere in the cyber security industry. 

“The ADF Cyber Gap Program will expose you to the critical mission Defence personnel carry out in cyberspace and I encourage young Australians to take up this exciting career opportunity with the ADF,” Assistant Minister Hastie said. 

“This program plays an important part in building the strong, diverse cyber workforce that is essential to our national security.” 

The Australian Defence Force also offers generous financial support, along with two cyber exposure experiences to give valuable insight into how applicants can help protect Australia’s online systems and information. 

The program is open to Australian citizens who are already enrolled in, or about to commence cyber-related studies.  

Applications for the program are open from 1 September to 31 October 2021 and can be made online on the Digital Transformation Agency website. 

SOURCE: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE MEDIA RELEASE

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