Careers in the Australian Defence Force were discussed at four high schools in Orange on Wednesday.
Specialist careers promotion team leader Lieutenant Gordon Hutcheon gave presentations at Kinross Wolaroi School, Orange High School, Orange Christian School and James Sheahan Catholic High School also also held a community information session at Orange Ex-Services' Club on Tuesday.
Lieutenant Hutcheon said the presentations covered jobs in the army, navy, air force and reserves.
He said the visit helped younger students, especially those in years 9 and 10 know what subjects to study in preparation for a particular career in the military as well as what training and requirements there are.
Australia doesn't have much of a military consciousness.Lieutenant Gordon Hutcheon
"There's over 204 different jobs, not all are conflict and shooting," Lieutenant Hutcheon said.
"Australia doesn't have much of a military consciousness."
Orange Christian School careers adviser Kath Berry said having Defence Force representatives visit the school and talk with students from years 9 to 12 about their programs was a great opportunity for the classes and students were informed about the scope of vocation options including the range of university courses, apprenticeships and service roles available.
"Students were also provided the opportunity to ask questions about life in the army, navy, air force or reserves and how to apply," she said.
"We have had previous students study at Australian Defence Force Academy and join a service and it is a privilege to be part of their journey."
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