Infantry Soldier

Job Description

Infantry is the primary combat arm of the Australian Army. The role of the Infantry is to seek out and close with the enemy, to kill or capture them, to seize and hold ground, repel attack, by day or by night, regardless of season weather or terrain. To carry out this role the Royal Australian Infantry Corps (RAInf) relies heavily on skilled tactics, effective teamwork and cooperation with other corps.

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Completion of Australian Year 10 education (or equivalent) with passes in English and Mathematics.

All General Entry recruits into the Australian Army Reserve are required to complete the Recruit Course.

To be enlisted or appointed, you must be medically and physically fit for entry to your chosen occupation. This is partially assessed from the completion of an extensive questionnaire covering your medical history, followed by a physical examination.

You will also be required to successfully pass a physical fitness test before appointment.


  • Communicator
  • Confident
  • Cooperative
  • Initiative
  • Self-Motivator
  • Team Player

Key Skills

  • Good fitness levels
  • Ability to "think on your feet" and stay cool under pressure
  • Concentration skills and fast reactions
  • Team working ability
  • Self-discipline
  • Initiative and self-belief

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;