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PNG Defence Force Recruitment 2022 | Application Form, dates and Requirements


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About Papua New Guinea Defence Force-www.defence.gov.pg

The Papua New Guinea Defence Force is the military organisation responsible for the defence of Papua New Guinea. It originated from the Australian Army land forces of the territory of Papua New Guinea before independence, coming into being in January 1973 and having its antecedents in the Pacific Islands Regiment

Ranks: Papua New Guinea Defence Force ranks
The Minister for Defence: The Honourable Fabian Pok
Reaching military age annually: 67,781 males (2010 est.), 65,820 females (2010 est.)
Commander of the PNGDF: Brigadier General Gilbert Toropo
Available for military service: 1,568,210 males, age 16–49 (2010 est.), 1,478,965 females, age 16–49 (2010 est.)
Fit for military service: 1,130,951 males, age 16–49 (2010 est.), 1,137,753 females, age 16–49 (2010 est.)

consider the responsibilities of the job, before making an attempt pursuing a career in this field, When you complete a job application, regardless of whether it is a paper application or an online job application, there is information you will need to provide in order to apply for the job and be considered for the position.

PNG Defence Force Recruitment requirements 2020

To qualify you will need to meet the minimum basic requirements listed below, as well as specific requirements for your chosen trade. In order to be considered a more competitive applicant, we recommend exceeding these requirements where possible.

You must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age*
  • Have completed at least three years of secondary school education
  • Be medically fit for service
  • Meet the citizenship & security requirements.


1.Your Next of Kin’s name and contact details
2.School qualifications including subjects, grades gained and year obtained
Any tertiary or trade qualifications you have achieved with grades gained and year obtained
3.If relevant, any previous employment details including dates, employer, locations and duties
4.Your driver licence details (number, classes and any endorsements)
5.Dates and outcomes of any criminal convictions
6.Your current accurate height and weight
7.Your Doctor’s name and contact details i.e. telephone and address
8.Dates, details and outcomes of any past or current medical conditions, (e.g. operations, broken bones, asthma history, any medications)
9.Your vaccination/immunisation history (this can be obtained from your Doctor)
10.A list of your preferred trades and Service(s)
11.If you have served previously, you will need to supply some previous service details e.g. your Service Number.

To apply for PNG Defence Force Recruitment 2019 online and to complete online job applications, you’ll need Internet access, an email address to use for job searching, an up-to-date resume, a cover letter for some jobs, your employment history, and your availability to work if you’re applying for a part-time job.

Papua New Guinea PNG Defence Force Recruitment 2019/2020 Entry Process

To those interested in joining the PNGDF:


This is for applicants who want to become a Soldier are to go through 3 months recruit training in Goldie Recruit Training Depot. Only males are eligible to apply. Female recruitment has been halted for an indefinite period.

Age: Between 18-27 years for General Enlistee


This is if you want to become an Officer in the PNGDF. Training is for 18months and is done at the Joint Forces Academy in Igam Barracks, Lae, formally known as the Defence Academy.

Both Males and Females are eligible to apply if you fit all the criterias as posted previously on this page.

Age: Between 18-30 years for Officer Cadet


This applies to those who already have Tertiary qualifications and are
currently in the workforce, and are interested to join the force as a Specialist in your respective fields. Training is only for 3 months in Igam Barracks, Lae in which you will learn the basics of the army. Both Females and Males are
eligible to apply

Age: Between 18-30 years for Direct Entry

PNG Defence Force Requirements

1. Expression/Letter of Interest;
2. Copies of Certificates (Grades 10 &12 ) and other Tertiary Certificates;
3. Police clearance;
4. Updated CV &
5. Reference


The PNGDF Recruiting Office does NOT have an EMAIL ADDRESS and there are NO APPLICATION FORMS. Interested Applicants may apply by providing required docs as stated above

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Nsikak Ekpo
Author: Nsikak Ekpo