Am I Eligible?

Before you begin

Let’s start with the basics. To apply for any career with us, you will need to be:

  1. Medically and physically fit
  2. A New Zealand citizen, or New Zealand Residence class visa holder 
  3. Free from criminal convictions
  4. At least 17 years of age

There are also some Defence Force careers which have additional requirements because of the nature of the role. But if you are unclear about anything, then the best thing to do is apply, and we can work through these criteria with you to determine if you can go forward.

Minimum entry requirements

The minimal entry requirements for full-time trades in the ArmyNavy and Air Force can be found by clicking on the respective services.