Applications are now open for the 2023 Australian Defence Force (ADF) Cyber Gap Program, which supports students who are studying a cyber-qualification at university or TAFE. The ADF Cyber Gap Program, which is run in partnership with Digital Profession, will continue to deliver on a commitment to boost Australia’s sovereign cyber workforce capability.
Head of Defence’s Information Warfare Division, Major General Susan Coyle, said Defence is looking for a diverse group of applicants who are passionate about cyber and who may consider a cyber career within Defence or the National Security sector. “The ADF Cyber Gap Program gives participants an awareness of Defence’s cyber-related career pathways, encouraging participants to apply for those roles in the ADF or as a member of the Australian Public Service,” Coyle said. “We support participants to realise their capability by providing them with an opportunity to enhance their cyber skills and progress their career.”
Over the course of the Program, participants will have the opportunity to experience the type of cyber related careers that exist in the ADF and Defence, and across other Departments and Agencies. Cyber mentors will support the process, providing participants with personal advice and guidance. “The graduates of the Program will play an important role in building a strong, diverse cyber workforce that is essential for the cyber resilience of our military in support of national security,” Coyle said.
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 2022 and can be made online via the Digital Profession website.