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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    yeh it is really a good opportunity and chance to do something like this and the money although is a bargaining chip to lure us in..who cares u can leave afterwards anyway. btw sayrah64..what made u chose the army instead of the other two??

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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    Quote Originally Posted by elena24
    yeh it is really a good opportunity and chance to do something like this and the money although is a bargaining chip to lure us in..who cares u can leave afterwards anyway. btw sayrah64..what made u chose the army instead of the other two??
    umm.. I don't know really.. I'm pretty unsure about going through with the whole thing altogether. I just checked out the positions that were available for each and the ones that I thought suited me best were in
    the army. I'm not the most physically fit person so I thought choosing the option of cook/some of what I am guessing will be the less demanding options appealed to me.

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    wow thats exaclty like me..i am lookin into the cook option as well! im just choosing the navy for da gap year cause it pays more than the other two. i mean im not veryy fit but i can get it to a reasonable level but not enough to be in a position where physical exertion is extremely high. well good luck if u do intend on going through with it!!

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    passed the aptitude test, gotta fill out a million forms now. send it back out to 'em, quit smoking and do the fitness training. lol looks like fun man, money should help with uni fees and a new car i recommend it

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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    Quote Originally Posted by elena24
    wow thats exaclty like me..i am lookin into the cook option as well! im just choosing the navy for da gap year cause it pays more than the other two. i mean im not veryy fit but i can get it to a reasonable level but not enough to be in a position where physical exertion is extremely high. well good luck if u do intend on going through with it!!
    thanks! good luck to you too

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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    Quote Originally Posted by gonnafailhsc
    passed the aptitude test, gotta fill out a million forms now. send it back out to 'em, quit smoking and do the fitness training. lol looks like fun man, money should help with uni fees and a new car i recommend it
    ohh cool as!! well done! do they tell u on the day if u pass the aptitude test or not? and how far away is the fitness test...caus im gonna have to get real fit for that! also do tell how the test thingy went and was it a long day, the recuiter says it starts at 7!! arrrgg haha oh well this better be worth it..and the million forms?? what part did u apply for(navy ect) ??

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    yeah they do, not long after u do the test, basic english n yr 12 maths sin cos n stuff forms arent too bad medical criminal history id blah blah and wish me luck for the fitness lol. im goin for army, the officers were saying how for the gap year only the army have seemed to get it right. hope you do well! latahz

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonnafailhsc
    yeah they do, not long after u do the test, basic english n yr 12 maths sin cos n stuff forms arent too bad medical criminal history id blah blah and wish me luck for the fitness lol. im goin for army, the officers were saying how for the gap year only the army have seemed to get it right. hope you do well! latahz
    seemed to get it right!?? wat do u mean...like in the test?

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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    So I want a serious, stable career, and plan to study at uni. Is it really worth deferring for a year to do this (in 2009)?

    Would anyone reccomend navy/airforce or army?

    Anyone know how much of you pay goes to food/living expenses, etc?

    How do you chose to be a cook, etc?

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    out of air force navy and army, only the army have got the gap year right. sent out the forms today, gotta book a fitness test. 6.5 beep test, 45 sit ups and 10 push ups, no probz lol. good luck to everyone trying out, good year off. they pay for accommodation and food so no worries

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    hey can any1 fill me in on the ADF Gap Year??
    m6y boyfriend is doing it next year and i want to no if i'l ever get to see him and can i contact him?

    should we just break up? =[
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    well the gap year goes for 12 months(with the exception of pulling out of the navy/air force at any time- u can do that with the army but the deadlines are more strict) depending on the type he has gone to he will prob be in victoria...only the army is in nsw. im pretty sure u will be able to contact him as they all have communication facilities(email, phone etc) now whether u should break up with him is up to u and him to decide...hope that helps.

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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    Quote Originally Posted by saraaah
    hey can any1 fill me in on the ADF Gap Year??
    My boyfriend is doing it next year and i want to no if i'l ever get to see him and can i contact him?
    Short answer is - yes but probably not for the first two to four weeks. That's how it is for every new Army Recruit. After that, pretty much, yeah.

    Long and detailed answer - There is a document that he will get before he goes called the "Joining Instructions".
    An example is here: http://www.army.gov.au/artc/media/rrtc2007.pdf

    This usually includes information about how family and friends can contact the recruit.
    For the first three months-ish, he might be at Kapooka, which is near Wagga. You will need to go there, as he will almost certainly NOT get enough time off to travel to Sydney.


    should we just break up?
    Not for this, no. But that's just my opinion <shrug>

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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    does anyone know any females in the army or what its like for females in the army?

    I'm still making the decision on weather or not to join and keep being told that chicks in the army cop a lot of crap..... do you rekon the money is worth it?

    Also, do you rekon that the 'experience' is just being portrayed in a really positive way to recruit people or is it genuinly something valuable?

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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods07
    does anyone know any females in the army or what its like for females in the army?

    I'm still making the decision on weather or not to join and keep being told that chicks in the army cop a lot of crap..... do you rekon the money is worth it?

    Also, do you rekon that the 'experience' is just being portrayed in a really positive way to recruit people or is it genuinly something valuable?

    the experience probably is being portrayed positively to recruit, but I think that the experience that you actually get out of it is up to you. if you enjoy your time in the army then it is going to be valuable to you. i guess it just depends on whether you take to the lifestyle or not.
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    Hm. Careers advisor told me a memo was sent out stating less than 100 spots left now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidicious-Reign
    Hm. Careers advisor told me a memo was sent out stating less than 100 spots left now?
    yeah, that doesn't surprise me.
    I think i remember reading something in the paper about over 500 people applying within the first few weeks of the website accepting applications.
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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    Just a word of warning for those who intend to do the Army GAP year up to 6 months of it will actually be spent in the Northern Territory-Darwin training and working in ur specialization. My friend's have pulled out because of this and are joining the reserves instead.

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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    oh k. wats in the 1st to 4th week wen i wont be able to talk to him?

    and wat do they do on weekends?

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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    I'm in first year uni and applying for the gap year.
    I read somewhere you can only pull out during the recruitment/basic training period.

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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    yep for the army u can...the air force/navy u can pull out wheneva

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    Looking good, i passed the medical and psycological test, gotta do fitness. Anyone else 100% for the gap year? a year of training and my recruitment officer said the pay is nearly $50 000, no commitments other then 12 months and would really kick ass in a CV i rekon lol. Anyone do the fitness part of it yet? should be piss easy

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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    Quote Originally Posted by gonnafailhsc
    Looking good, i passed the medical and psycological test, gotta do fitness. Anyone else 100% for the gap year? a year of training and my recruitment officer said the pay is nearly $50 000, no commitments other then 12 months and would really kick ass in a CV i rekon lol. Anyone do the fitness part of it yet? should be piss easy
    oh wow! congrats!! i just did the JOES day last week now gotta do wat u did...how was it? wat should i expect..i know u should do abit of research and that. also how was the medical assesment ? nearly 50,000!!?? gees which branch was that for....again well done!

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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    Quote Originally Posted by saraaah
    oh k. wats in the 1st to 4th week wen i wont be able to talk to him?

    and wat do they do on weekends?
    The answer to both questoins is "Training, training, training".
    The first few weeks is very intense.

    It ain't gonna change, so you just have to accept how it's gonna be.
    It's only for the first few weeks.
    Do not sit there pining for him - get on with the rest of your life (I am assuming that you do in fact have one...).

    You want to help him? Best thing you can do is shut up about how unhappy you may be back at home - if you go on about it, then it'll mess with his head at a time when he needs to be able to focus on new, intense, and demanding stuff.
    This is your chance to be the supportive GF.

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    Re: ADF Gap Year

    Just to clear things up, you do pay a contribution for accommodation. Its for rifleman, thing $48000 - accommodation. For the interview know what your role will involve, how long you are committing for, how long is initial training, which countries are our troops listed in, what equipment you will use, how much will you be payed, whats military law about, where will you be posted to.

    I did the test at Parramatta, and the base isn't too far from Sydney, Kapooka about 10kms from Wagga Wagga. I initially wanted to join the police force, but id hate to go to uni at the moment. The skills you pick up im sure will help later on in life, it's 100% 12month ONLY.

    Their is a risk of war only if fucking NZ decides they've had enough of our sheep jokes and attacks lol or shit like that. Yeah initial training is going to be tough, but your not joining to do fuck all.

    Anyways, sorry for rambling on i think it shouldn't be too bad, sick of sittin on my arse for so long time for some real work. I leave on the 15th of January, so as soon as i finish exams, gotta train my ass off!

    Anyone got questions on the matter or unsure whether or not to join, everyone who did it says its tough but they loved it and if you're gonna join, i'm not sure if theres any more positions left.

    Cheers

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