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Applications open for new round of Cyber Gap program

Eligible university students have been invited to apply for the next round of the ADF’s Cyber Gap program.

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Thu, 01 Sep 2022
Applications open for new round of Cyber Gap program
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Applications for the 2023 Australian Defence Force (ADF) Cyber Gap Program have officially opened, inviting applicants studying a cyber-related qualification at university or TAFE.

The program, delivered in collaboration with Digital Profession, aims to strengthen Australia’s sovereign cyber workforce capability.

Successful candidates are expected to be provided with the opportunity to experience cyber related-careers across the ADF, Defence, and other related departments and agencies.

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The process is overseen by cyber mentors, tasked with providing participants with personal advice and guidance.

The ADF Cyber Gap Program is open to Australian citizens already enrolled in, or about to commence, cyber-related studies.

The head of Defence’s Information Warfare Division, Major General Susan Coyle, said Defence is hoping to attract a diverse group of applicants open to 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,” MAJGEN Coyle said.

“We support participants to realise their capability by providing them with an opportunity to enhance their cyber skills and progress their career.”

MAJGEN Coyle said the program would contribute to the growth of the sovereign workforce, supporting Australia’s cyber resilience into the future.

“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,” MAJGEN Coyle added.

Applications for the program close on 31 October.

[Related: Assistant minister for Defence launches new ICT strategy]

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