Selection applications for the 2025 intake

Each year AOA receives a very high number of applications for what is a limited number of training posts. This makes the probability of a successful outcome for candidates quite low.

The number of available training posts for any intake varies from year to year, as it is affected by accreditation of training posts and progression of existing trainees.

The graph below demonstrates the numbers of applicants, interviews and offers by region in 2023 for the 2024 intake.

applicant to referee report stage graph for 23-24 intake 
The table below shows historic data of applicants, interviews and offers by region for the last six years with a breakdown of male and female applicants.  

2023 state totals of applicants to offers table
*Click table to enlarge. Applicants numbers are based on regions of first preference. 

Based on initial modelling, the approximate number of vacancies expected for the 2025 intake is as follows: 
*actual vacancy numbers in each region are subject to change.

4 4 6 7 5  10  10


The approximate number of interview spots per region is as follows:
*actual interview numbers in each region are subject to change.

72 48 42 15 18

For more details about AOA Selection application please visit the Becoming an AOA trainee page and refer to the 2025 Training Program Selection Regulations

Should you have any questions about Selection, please don’t hesitate to email

Return to the Becoming an AOA trainee page for more information.