FAQs

When making such a big decision, like choosing the career path you want to take, there are always lots of questions you will have. Listed here are some of the most frequently asked ones - you can also filter them by category. 
 

If these don’t answer your query then give us a call on 0800 1 FORCE and we will be happy to help.

HOW MUCH TIME DO I SPEND IN UNIFORM?

You will be required to wear uniform during the normal working day and if you are required for duty. You are not required to wear uniform out of hours.

I HAVE A MOBILE PHONE. WILL I BE ABLE TO USE IT IN THE DEFENCE FORCE?

Mobile phones are allowed in the New Zealand Defence Force, but you are not permitted to use them sometimes, like when on operations or exercise or during parts of your initial training.

WILL I BE ABLE TO STAY IN TOUCH WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS DURING MY TRAINING?

While you're undertaking your training, you will be given plenty of time to remain in contact with family and friends by mail or pay telephone.