Senior Non-Commissioned Defence Force Members implement and enforce directives of commissioned officers of the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces.

    You will need to enter the Australian Defence Force and progress through the ranks to advance to the rank of a Senior Non-commissioned Defence Force Officer.

    Tasks

    • supervising a small group of subordinates
    • maintaining discipline of subordinates
    • monitoring the morale, welfare and behaviour of subordinates, and advising commanding officers accordingly
    • instructing subordinates in dress, deportment, demeanour, behaviour, drill and devotion to duty to maintain military standards
    • conducting military drills and inspections
    • teaching military traditions and customs

    All Senior Non-Commissioned Defence Force Officers

    • Unavailable Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment
    • 100 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 93% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 48 hours Average full-time
    • 43 years Average age
    • 15% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Senior Non-Commissioned Defence Force Officers (in their main job) is about the same as 5 years ago and is expected to stay about the same over the next 5 years:
    from 100 in 2018 to 100 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be less than 1,000 job openings over 5 years.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
    • Location: Senior Non-Commissioned Defence Force Officers work in many parts of Australia. Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory have a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in the Public Administration and Safety industry.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (93%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 48 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 43 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 15% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
    YearNumber of Workers
    2008100
    2009100
    2010100
    2011100
    2012100
    2013100
    2014100
    2015100
    2016100
    2017100
    2018100
    2023100

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Public Administration and Safety99.0
    Education and Training0.4
    Other Services0.2
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services0.1
    Other Industries0.3

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateSenior Non-Commissioned Defence Force OfficersAll Jobs Average
    NSW30.931.6
    VIC12.425.6
    QLD25.820.0
    SA6.47.0
    WA9.010.8
    TAS0.62.0
    NT6.41.0
    ACT8.31.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketSenior Non-Commissioned Defence Force OfficersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.3-5.05.0
    20-241.7-9.39.3
    25-3417.5-22.922.9
    35-4437.4-22.022.0
    45-5434.1-21.621.6
    55-597.1-9.09.0
    60-641.3-6.06.0
    65 and Over0.4-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationSenior Non-Commissioned Defence Force OfficersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree4.1-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma34.6-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV25.3-21.121.1
    Year 1218.9-18.118.1
    Year 115.4-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below8.8-12.512.5

    You will need to enter the Australian Defence Force and progress through the ranks to advance to the rank of a Senior Non-commissioned Defence Force Officer.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • medical test
    • Psychometric or aptitude tests

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