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


  • 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.


  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Senior Non-Commissioned Defence Force Officer

  • 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.

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