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How To Prepare For Your ADF Careers Assessment Day

After successfully completing the initial stages of the selection process, including the Online Aptitude Test (OAT), Career Coach (CC) Session, and necessary documentation, you will embark on an exciting journey to the Assessment Session. This session is designed to evaluate your suitability for a career in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the specific job(s) you have applied for.

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ADF Defence Interview

One of the integral components of the Assessment Session is the Defence Interview. Led by a member of the ADF from one of the three Services, this interview provides you with an opportunity to showcase your motivation, knowledge, and passion for the ADF and the position(s) you are interested in. Through your responses, the interviewer will assess your suitability for the role(s) and determine if you possess the necessary qualities to meet the rigorous demands of ADF service. Rest assured, the Defence Interview is entirely confidential and there is no specific time limit, allowing you to fully express yourself. 

Typically, the interview lasts around 30-45 minutes, during which the Defence Interviewer will ask a wide range of questions covering various topics. These questions are not structured in any particular order, giving you the chance to demonstrate your depth of understanding and readiness for the applied job(s). Upon the conclusion of the Defence Interview, the interviewer will either recommend you for the position(s) you have applied for or provide valuable advice and suggestions on areas where you can enhance your competitiveness. This feedback can be immensely helpful in further shaping your career aspirations and improving your chances of success in the selection process.

ADF Medical Assessment

In addition to the Defence Interview, the Assessment Session includes a Medical Assessment. This examination aims to assess any pre-existing medical conditions and ensure your fitness for Service. The process begins with a nurse conducting basic testing, followed by an examination with a doctor. The doctor will review your medical history questionnaire and conduct an assessment to ensure you meet the required health standards. 

ADF Psychological Assessment

Furthermore, a dedicated Psychological interview forms the third part of the Assessment day process. Conducted by a Psychologist, this interview is designed to evaluate your suitability for a career in the ADF. The Psychologist will ask targeted questions to assess your adaptability to a military environment and evaluate your effectiveness in your chosen role. This interview provides valuable insights into your psychological well-being and ability to thrive in the unique challenges and demands of an ADF career. 

Overall, the Assessment Session is a comprehensive and crucial step in the selection process. It allows you to demonstrate your motivation, knowledge, and suitability for a career in the ADF. Through assessments such as the Defence Interview, Medical Assessment, and Psychological interview, the ADF evaluates your physical and mental capabilities to ensure you are well-prepared to embark on a fulfilling and successful career in service to your country.

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