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Armoured Corps Officer
• Full Time • ADFA • Reserve
As an Armoured Corps Officer you will command and lead soldiers who operate some of the most high-tech mobile weapon systems in the world. If you want to be respected by your peers and team and fill one of the most highly sought after combat leader positions available in Army, then this is for you.
Australian Defence Force Academy, Royal Military College Duntroon
The Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC) is a combat arm with a range of capabilities that can be employed by the Army. RAAC units are able to participate in a range of operations including direct attack, reconnaissance and armoured mobility to infantry. Units of the RAAC are equipped with the Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT) family of vehicles or the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) and Bushmaster (PMV) family of vehicles. Officers who graduate to the RAAC undertake six months Corps focused training at the School of Armour, Puckapunyal which includes learning to operate armoured vehicles. On completion of this training RAAC officers are then posted to troop command positions across the various units of the Corps. A typical RAAC officer demonstrates a high standard of leadership and command ability, has a thorough knowledge of tactics, and ability to quickly analyse complex and changing situations. The RAAC requires its officers to command and lead soldiers who operate high-tech weapon systems with skill and speed. Officers are skilled at conducting independent operations for protracted periods in remote areas and under harsh conditions. RAAC officers must be able to work closely with soldiers as part of an armoured fighting vehicle crew which presents unique challenges.
Royal Australian Armoured Corps (RAAC) is a combat arm with a range of capabilities that can be employed by the Army. RAAC units are able to participate in a range of operations including direct attack, reconnaissance and armoured mobility to infantry. Army Reserve units of the RAAC are equipped
The Cavalry Regiments . Science. RAAC Active Reserve Officers must be capable of becoming part of a Light Cavalry Troop and be able to inspire and lead the high calibre soldiers that comprise these troops. a thorough knowledge of tactics. defensive and security actions. Business. ADFA is a College of the University of New South Wales and officers graduate with a University of New South Wales degree.with the Light Cavalry Patrol Vehicle (LCPV). an ability to quickly analyse complex and changing situations. Active Reserve Officers who graduate to the RAAC and are posted to Reserve units. Army and Air Force) with the finest tertiary education in Australia. fitness . But academic pursuits are just a part of being a student at ADFA. and a detailed knowledge of Light Cavalry units and their operations. is to close with and destroy the enemy using fire. stability and enabling activities including the operations of protection. Light cavalry conducts stability and enabling activities and augments cavalry regiments. Interim Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IIMV) and Bushmaster (PMV) family of vehicles. Modules one and two comprise fifteen and ten days of non-continuous unit training in the assigned unit. and disrupt the enemy through the conduct of offensive. There's also the military studies.The Tank Regiment operates the Abrams main battle tank. The role of the tank. Information Technology and a Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical). The Light Cavalry Regiments – The Light Cavalry Regiments/Units are Army Reserve units that can operate either in a mounted or dismounted role.The Cavalry Regiments operate the ASLAV and Bushmaster (IMV) family of vehicles. in coordination with other arms. The RAAC requires its Army Reserve Officers to provide leadership and control while conducting operations independently for protracted periods in remote areas and under harsh conditions. The Regiment's manning and equipment make it suitable for a variety of employments. All RAAC Active Reserve Officers demonstrate high standards of leadership and command ability. Puckapunyal. A Cavalry unit's manning and equipment enable it to conduct a variety of tasks. evacuation and strategic response options and RFSU operations. Arts. Light cavalry tactics comprise security. counter-insurgency. The main types of Armoured Corps units are: The Tank Regiment . dislocate. Entry Australian Defence Force Academy The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is designed to provide young Officer Cadets from all three Services (Navy. undertake training in three modules. Civil and Aeronautical). Electrical. The units are equipped with either the Light Cavalry Patrol Vehicle (LCPV) and the Interim Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IIMV) or the Bushmaster (PMV). Qualification is gained by the final phase of a combination of continuous and non-continuous training of fifteen days. manoeuvre and shock action. ADFA offers degrees in Engineering (Mechanical. The role of cavalry is to locate. The RAAC is by the nature of its equipment. a technically oriented Corps. Module three is of sixteen days continuous duration at the School of Armour.
1 week Chief of the Defence Force Parade. You are paid to study at ADFA and receive a textbook allowance. 4 weeks Academy Military Education and Training (AMET). you will enjoy one of the best student/teacher ratios in the country and have access to state-of-the-art technology and facilities on campus dedicated to giving you the best academic and military qualifications possible. free medical and dental treatment. Royal Military College. 2 weeks study and end of year examinations. A Bachelor of Business (BBus) is available to all Army candidates. which may be of particular interest to you. 2 weeks mid-year examinations. Other subjects. 1 week . 16 weeks Session 1 academic studies (This period includes a 2 week recess of career development and field trips which can be either academic or military in nature). free uniforms and Higher Education Contribution Scheme payments are met by the ADF. Breaks during the year provide scope for academic field trips. Meteorology. and 5 weeks end of year leave. To Excel". While you are studying. for example. excursions and adventurous . you are guaranteed a job as an Officer in the Australian Army when you graduate. It is the Academy's philosophy to provide cadets with every possible resource and opportunity to help them do their best. Duntroon (Army) or RAAF Williams. Point Cook (RAAF). followed by two weeks Single Service Training (SST) at HMAS Creswell (Navy). In addition. The BBus will seek to achieve a more pronounced emphasis on business-related study than is possible within the scope of a major in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc). leadership and management skills you'll develop. Masters degrees by course work and/or research and Doctorates of Philosophy for original research. Computer Science and Mechanics of Flight. 14 weeks Session 2 academic studies (This period includes a 1 week study recess). The rules for Arts and Science degrees at the Academy are quite liberal and allow you to select majors and minors from a broad range of disciplines. The first academic year essentially consists of the following components: 1 week Orientation. are also available. 3 weeks SST at respective Single Service Colleges.training.Graduation. military tours. Higher degrees are offered (normally to serving officers). which in turn helps the Academy and its graduates live up to the maxim "To lead.
It may also include Specialist Courses. leadership and integrity.training. management. Royal Military College Duntroon The Royal Military College (RMC) of Australia. Towards the conclusion of their training at the Royal Military College. cadets will be allocated a Corps in the Regular Army to which they will proceed upon graduation. visits to Military Units and opportunities for Service Attachments or Engineering Work Experience. Navigation and Single Service Drill and Ceremonial. cadets proceed to the Royal Military College. Additionally cadets are in competition with their graduating peers for each position. which include Current Affairs. by inspiring high ideals and the pursuit of excellence. a regular routine. You will also take your place in Drill and Ceremonial Parades throughout the year. goals. traditions and the high value placed on the development of the corporate spirit and identity. customs. Individual Corps personnel requirements and the cadet's personal preference are considered when allocating a cadet to a particular Corps. . Its purpose is to instil the qualities. Officer (Reserve) The Army Reserve General Service Officer First Appointment Course (ARes GSO FAC) focuses on instilling Army’s values (Courage. has been the training ground for some of Australia's finest young leaders for more than 80 years. It is based on a military training program. Like West Point in the United States and the Royal Military Academy. Ground Defence Training. It is an 18 month course with intakes in July and January. Military History. Duntroon. After 18 months intensive training. RMC is renowned for providing one of the best standards of leadership and management education in the world. for example. Duntroon ACT. Sandhurst. The charter of the Royal Military College is to prepare cadets and other selected candidates for careers as officers in the Army by promoting learning. military discipline. After completion of academic study at ADFA. values and ethos of the military profession. opportunities for the assumption of responsibility and the development of leadership potential. The Royal Military College provides the basic military environment for the development of officer qualities in cadets. Single Service Training normally takes place at the beginning and end of each academic year and includes. an identifiable military organisation. to complete a further 12 months of military studies before graduation as an officer into the Regular Army. Management and Operations theory and practice. in the United Kingdom. Initiative and Teamwork) in a similar fashion to soldier basic training and then providing junior officer candidates with the leadership. operational skills and knowledge required of a junior officer to command a platoon. loyalty and service to Australia. Note: During 2nd and 3rd year. Physical and Recreational Training. ceremony. and inculcate a sense of duty. RMC graduates are commissioned as Lieutenants in the Australian Regular Army with developed skills that are second to none. Military training is also provided in Defence Studies.
266 per year ($1. administration and management and lots more. Training is conducted through a combination of non-continuous training (parade nights and weekends) with local Army Reserve University Regiments and residential continuous training (Training Blocks 1 to 5) at centres of expertise throughout Australia. Further information on part-time ADF careers can be found by accessing the Defence Reserves Support Council website.* Fourth year of training: $43. you will also receive Service Allowance of $12. Sandhurst.660 per fortnight). military and employment training will be: $54. The Council promotes the benefits of Reserve service by establishing partnerships with the community and employers.209 per year ($2. you will also receive $9. Graduates receive a Queen's Commission upon successful completion of all ARes GSO FAC training blocks.269 per fortnight). and are able to say that they have achieved a prestigious and prized commission from one of the world's premiere military leadership colleges. fieldcraft. basic unarmed self defence. in the United Kingdom.086 per year ($1.079 per fortnight) In addition to your salary. To assist you in maintaining your uniforms in good order and condition.092 per year ($349 per fortnight) Trainee Allowance. This increases to $682 per year ($26 per fortnight) after commissioning.* Second year of training: $33.* Third year of training: $38. you will receive a Uniform Allowance of $419 per year ($16 per fortnight).464 per fortnight).176 per year ($1. RMC is renowned for providing one of the best standards of leadership and management education in the world. RMC is an elite officer training college with an enviable international reputation. Like West Point in the United States and the Royal Military Academy.* While under training. leadership.074 per fortnight). culminating with completion of the last module at the Royal Military College Duntroon (RMC). Pay & Allowances Australian Defence Force Academy First year of training: $27.128 per year ($465 per fortnight) except while undertaking Military (Initial) or Employment training.996 per year ($1.During training candidates will learn and be assessed on weapons. This allowance compensates a member for the unique requirements that service life may impose on an individual and his or her . It has been in existence since 1911. Salary (excluding allowances) on completion of academic.
Conditions apply. you will also receive a Uniform Allowance of $419 per year ($16 per fortnight). To assist you in maintaining your uniforms in good order and condition.598 per fortnight) while training. accommodation and utilities (as applicable).family. meals. For an indication of salary after graduating from RMC.99 a day and degree qualified trainees receive $103. Members of the Reserve on part-time service are paid at a daily rate of pay which is tax-free.176 per year ($1.51 for non-degree qualified officers .658 per year ($1.464 per fortnight)). or superannuation. Speak to your Careers Counsellor for details. Royal Military College Duntroon First six months of Military Training at RMC: $38.598 per fortnight) while training. Conditions apply. You will also receive Service Allowance of $12. refer to the Salary Scales for further details. meals. Your pay grade may increase following the acquisition of additional skills and completion of further training. Speak to your Careers Counsellor for details.658 per year ($1. Your salary will continue to increase based on your rank and the number of years of service completed in that rank. Daily rates of pay for commissioned Reserve Force Officers commence at $125. you will also receive $9.092 per year ($349 per fortnight) Trainee Allowance. Trainees with dependants may be entitled to Trainee's Dependant Allowance which is paid to enable trainees with dependants to receive a salary not less than $41.266 per year ($1. This allowance compensates a member for the unique requirements that service life may impose on an individual and his or her family.128 per year ($465 per fortnight) except while as a Staff Cadet at the Royal Military College of Australia or undertaking Employment training. Refer to the Salary Scales for further details. * Note: These figures do not include compulsory deductions for taxation. accommodation and utilities (as applicable). Officer (Reserve) While undergoing Initial Officer Training non-degree qualified trainees receive $90.* While under training. Officer Cadets graduate from RMC with the rank of Lieutenant.659 per fortnight).* Final 12 months of Military Training at RMC: $43. This increases to $682 per year ($26 per fortnight) after commissioning. * Note: These figures do not include compulsory deductions for taxation.13. Trainees with dependants may be entitled to Trainee's Dependant Allowance which is paid to enable trainees with dependants to receive a salary not less than $41. or superannuation.
Candidates whose age exceeds the age guidelines may still be considered for appointment. a Reserve Allowance of $12.67. however they may be able to initiate the application process from 16 years and six months of age. Maximum age on entry is 50 years of age for 3 year degree studies and 49 years of age for 4 year degree studies. Your pay grade may increase following the acquisition of additional skills and completion of further training. depending upon the capacity of their local recruiting centre. In addition to your salary. depending upon the capacity of their local recruiting centre. . however an age waiver may be sought for Army applicants entering the ADF through ADFA at 16 years of age. Royal Military College Duntroon Must be aged between 17 and 53 years inclusive on date of entry. Note: A higher salary may be granted in recognition of relevant work experience. depending upon the capacity of their local recruiting centre. Applicants will not normally be allowed to enter the ADF until they achieve a minimum of 17 years of age. Refer to the Salary Scales for further details. however they may be able to initiate the application process from 16 years and six months of age. This will be discussed at the Officer Selection Board.and degree qualified officers commence at $133. providing they have special skills or training that is of value to the Army. Applicants may be able to initiate the application process from 16 years of age. General Requirements Age Requirement Australian Defence Force Academy Applicants must be a minimum of 17 years of age on day of entry. Your salary will continue to increase based on your rank and the number of years of service completed in that rank. Maximum age guidelines are set to ensure Return of Service Obligations (ROSO) are met prior to the compulsory retirement age of 60. Applicants will not be allowed to enter the ADF until they achieve a minimum of 17 years of age. Officer (Reserve) Applicants must be aged between 17 and 58 years of age inclusive on entry.52 per day is payable to compensate for the unique demands of Reserve Service.
The aptitude tests provide information about your suitability for the Defence Force and for particular jobs. Defence Force Recruiting can then help you identify jobs that match your abilities. Current policy requires applicants for this particular avenue of entry to have lived in Australia for the preceding 10 years. Aptitude Requirement The application process to join the Australian Defence Force requires you to complete a series of aptitude tests including verbal. The Direct Combat exclusion applies to all Armour. interviews enables the Regional Security Office to make an informed assessment of an applicant's suitability for a security clearance. or have a checkable background for this period. collection of relevant information and. the ADF may consider a temporary waiver of the citizenship requirement if the position for which you are applying cannot be filled by an applicant who meets all the citizenship requirements. Some jobs may also need additional testing at a later date. women may not be employed in direct combat roles. female personnel are capable of serving within Direct Combat Units (except Combat Engineer Squadrons) in .Citizenship Requirement Only Australian citizens are permitted to serve in the ADF. and then only in exceptional circumstances. A process of background checks. More information on citizenship requirements and the citizenship waiver process is available from the Recruitment Centre and your local Defence Force Recruiting Centre. Infantry and Combat Engineer Squadrons and precludes women from being employed in direct combat roles within these units. Artillery. Further information on the aptitude testing requirements can be found here. However. spatial and numerical ability and a general maths test. as required. Gender Restriction Consistent with an exemption provided for Defence under the Commonwealth Anti-Discrimination Act. You will be required to obtain Australian citizenship as early as possible following enlistment or appointment. Psychology support staff will explain what is involved with each test. If you are a Permanent Resident of Australia. Security Requirement The Department of Defence requires ADF entrants to obtain a security clearance appropriate to their avenue of entry.
(South Australian officer applicants may achieve a pass at Year 11 English and a pass in a language rich subject at Year 12 and three other subjects). applicants must have completed Year 12 and obtained an entrance rank high enough to qualify for entry to the relevant degree program. Or If you do not satisfy the education requirements or do not possess evidence of your educational . Royal Military College Duntroon.au ADF Service Requirements You should be aware that in addition to the UNSW@ADFA Assumed Subject Knowledge requirements. In States where Year 12 English may be replaced by a Humanities subject for the purposes of meeting Year 12 certificate requirements. Officer (Reserve) You must have completed Year 12 with passes in English and three other subjects. Note: All applicants for undergraduate programs at ADFA must also apply to the Universities Admissions Centre (NSW and ACT) for entry to the University of New South Wales. Assumed Knowledge Requirements Assumed Knowledge is the level of subject knowledge that a lecturer or a tutor of a first year UNSW@ADFA course could reasonably expect of students enrolled in that course. The Universities Admissions Centre website is http://www. Or you may be in your final year and expect to reach these levels. Further information on studying at ADFA is available here. Education & Experience Australian Defence Force Academy To be eligible for admission to UNSW@ADFA.uac.combat support positions.edu. While all UNSW degrees require Year 12 English as Assumed Knowledge. there may be some Year 12 subjects that are ADF Service requirements. Assumed Knowledge is fundamental to the assessment of whether or not an applicant is likely to succeed and is taken into account by the ADF (during the recruiting process) and by UNSW@ADFA when assessing the application. applicants wishing to enter the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology programs (or study Mathematics or Physics as part of a Bachelor of Science degree) also require current Year 12 Mathematics and Year 12 Physics as Assumed Knowledge. the Assumed Knowledge is Year 11 English plus a Year 12 Humanities subject.
You may tender your resignation at any time provided you do not have an outstanding Initial Minimum . There are special swimming abilities required for the RAAC. For further details on medical and physical fitness standards refer to Physical Fitness Standards for Entry into the ADF and Medical Process for Entry into the ADF. you must be medically and physically fit for entry to your chosen occupation. You may be eligible to sit an Alternative Education Equivalency (AEE) Assessment to ascertain your ability at the required educational level for this employment category. A tertiary qualification is not required to be an effective junior officer. You will also be required to successfully pass a physical fitness test before enlistment. Royal Military College Duntroon To be enlisted or appointed. followed by a physical examination. Further information is available here. Period of Service Australian Defence Force Academy You will be appointed for an Initial Minimum Period of Service (IMPS) of nine years. you must be medically and physically fit for entry to your chosen occupation. followed by a physical examination. Officer (Reserve) To be enlisted or appointed. For further details on medical and physical standards refer to 'Physical Fitness Standards for Entry into the ADF' and 'Medical Process for Entry into the ADF'. you should be 21 years of age at the time of assessment and be able to demonstrate relevant work or life experience skills that will facilitate completion of your Employment Training.attainment there is an alternative pathway available to you. This is partially assessed from the completion of an extensive questionnaire covering your medical history. However. You will also be required to successfully pass a physical fitness test before enlistment. Subsequent periods of service may be offered subject to the requirements of the ADF and your suitability for further service. Medical & Fitness Requirements Australian Defence Force Academy. however officers without degrees will be encouraged to complete a degree later in their career. This is partially assessed from the completion of an extensive questionnaire covering your medical history.
Officer (Reserve) All candidates who are appointed or enlisted into the Army Reserve may undertake volunteer service until age 65 (Compulsory Retiring Age) subject to the requirements of the Army and suitability for further service. Military Training . applicants for RAAC must have a visual acuity of 8/3 or better in each eye.5 metres measured from the bottom of the obstacle. Defence Academy Entry Officers become liable to an IMPS from the graduation day of their second year of studies.5 metres and not more than 3. On completion of your IMPS you may continue to serve under an open-ended engagement until you decide to resign which requires three months prior notification. Your Careers Counsellor can advise on how IMPS will relate to your chosen occupation. This means that they may leave the Academy at any time up to the end of second year. applicants must be capable of passing the Armoured Corps swim test which involves duck diving twice through at least two underwater obstacles two metres apart at a depth of not less than 2. or 50 metres in salt water and without leaving the water. Officer (Reserve) In addition to being able to pass the Army swim test. Royal Military College Duntroon You will be appointed for an Initial Minimum Period of Service (IMPS) of six years. and a colour perception (CP) rating of no less than 2. Applicants need to be able to withstand being confined in restricted spaces for extended periods of time and to have the capacity to hold a drivers licence. Members may transfer out of the active Army Reserve at any time.Period of Service obligation. Note: Applicants who hold a drivers licence are not to have any restrictions pending or imposed by Civil Courts on their current licence. remain afloat out of depth for three minutes. Applicants are to swim 30 metres in fresh water. without any obligation. Your Careers Counsellor can advise on how IMPS will relate to your chosen occupation. Additional Requirements Royal Military College Duntroon. Medical Requirement In addition.
Over three years. This training encompasses leadership. as well as physical fitness training. The first term for ADFA cadets at RMC is referred to as "Second Class" and their final term is known as "First Class". training in military law. takes three years to complete.Australian Defence Force Academy Location of training: Australian Defence Force Academy Duration of training: 156 Weeks The academic and military training at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). field and weapons training. you will attend the Royal Military College. Defence studies. This program includes leadership studies. Location of training: Royal Military College Duration of training: 12 Months RMC training for ADFA cadets consists of two terms each of approximately six months duration. This parade. ADFA cadets are not required to complete a preceding six months of RMC training referred to as "Third Class" because of the academic and military training completed at ADFA. you will undertake six weeks of initial military training to prepare you for Service life. Canberra ACT. learn about academic life and prepare for your first ceremonial parade as a member of the Australian Defence Force. these blocks of training will provide you will all the skills necessary to commence training at RMC upon graduation from ADFA. communication skills. military history. (RMC) Duntroon. up to nine hours per week are assigned to military education and training. overseas battlefield study tours. During the academic year. for 12 months to further enhance your military training. together with the qualifications you will gain through your undergraduate degree at the University of New South Wales. family and friends to celebrate your achievements as you embark on your military career. administration. You will also have the opportunity to apply this knowledge and experience in the field and practise at section command level. Upon joining ADFA. After graduation. which is reviewed by the Chief of Defence Force is a great opportunity for your parents. Other breaks during the year will provide you with the opportunity to be involved with academic field trips. ceremonial. On at least two occasions each year. a visit to an overseas defence academy (if you have excelled in your studies) and extracurricular activities such as adventurous training and sporting trips. weapon handling. science and technology and communication skills. . This is how your military training at RMC will unfold: Second Class: By the end of Second Class you will have grasped command and leadership skills at section and platoon levels. physical. You will also undertake adventure training. will provide you with an excellent grounding to progress with your Army career. All of the above training. training. you will undertake Single Service Training with RMC of approximately two weeks. You will have received further instruction in battle tactics.
training. Second Class: By the end of Second Class you will have grasped command and leadership skills at section and platoon levels. the Third Class training is conducted on the basis that you have no prior military knowledge or experience. Royal Military College Duntroon Location of course: Royal Military College. First Class: By now you will be ready to put your knowledge into practice at the section. communication skills. After graduation you will be assigned to one of the Army's specialised branches. Graduates are commissioned as Lieutenants.expanding to platoon level towards the end of Second Class. Your understanding of strategic issues. management. After graduation you will be assigned to one of the Army's specialised branches. RMC cadets are organised as a Battalion known as the Corps of Staff Cadets. physical training drills. character development. infantry minor tactics. first aid. military history and leadership will also be further developed. Initially you will be required to complete several weeks of in-service Corps training and familiarisation. management. . science and technology and communication skills. navigation. tactical assaults or managing any number of vital Army functions. platoon and company level. expanding to platoon level towards the end of Second Class. Then you may find yourself taking troops through field exercises. You will also have the opportunity to apply this knowledge and experience in the field and practise at section command level. accommodation and utilities. you will be required to pay a contribution towards your meals. military history and leadership will also be further developed. Cadets in their first term are referred to as "Third Class". Your understanding of strategic issues. platoon and company level. administration. tactical assaults or managing any number of vital Army functions. Duntroon Canberra. First Class: By now you will be ready to put your knowledge into practice at the section. weapon training. At RMC. second term cadets as "Second Class" and third term cadets as "First Class". physical training drills. Initially you will be required to complete in-service Corps training and familiarisation. During Military (ADFA and RMC) Training and (Initial) Employment Training (Regimental Officers Basic Course etc). military history. ACT Duration of course: 18 months Your training at RMC is made up of three terms each of approximately six months duration. Then you may find yourself taking troops through field exercises. You will have received further instruction in battle tactics. known as Corps. Then you can put into professional practice all that you've learned. known as Corps. This is how your military training at RMC will unfold: Third Class: In this first term you will be given a basic grounding in battle craft. military history and leadership. Then you can put into professional practice all that you've learned.
16 days duration conducted in April and September . weapons and navigation skills. Kapooka. these are usually in-Service candidates who been given recognition of prior learning. Likewise any officer candidate who does not wish to continue officer training is able to become a soldier on completion of this training block. This training block builds on the skills introduced at Recruit Training and introduces new operational. Training Blocks 2 to 5 are conducted twice annually in a sequence. Initiative and Teamwork) in a similar fashion to soldier basic training and then providing junior officer candidates with the leadership. It is possible for a candidate to complete the ARes GSO FAC within a minimum of 9 . Training Block 1 is conducted continuously throughout the year at the Army Recruit Training Centre. accommodation and utilities. leadership. operational skills and knowledge required of a junior officer to command a platoon.During RMC (Military Training) and (Initial) Employment Training (Regimental Officers Basic Course etc). Further information is also available at the Royal Military College website.FIRST APPOINTMENT COURSE (ARes GSO FAC): The ARes GSO FAC focuses on instilling Army’s values (Courage. Officer (Reserve) ARMY RESERVE GENERAL SERVICE OFFICER . fieldcraft. The ARes GSO FAC is modularised to allow candidates the flexibility to complete the training around civilian employment commitments. Training Block 2 . Qualified soldiers who are selected to be officers may be granted recognition of this training and commence the ARes GSO FAC at Training Block 2. South Australia. you will be required to pay a contribution towards your meals. Location and Duration of Training: Training is conducted through a combination of non-continuous training (parade nights and weekends) with local Army Reserve University Regiments and residential continuous training (Training Blocks 1 to 5) at centres of expertise throughout Australia. Training Block 3 - Small Military Team Leader . candidates will learn and be assessed on weapons.Small Military Team Leader Theory – is 16 days duration and is conducted in April and September by Adelaide University Regiment at Cultana (near Whyalla). culminating with completion of the last training block at the Royal Military College Duntroon. Ideally. The ARes GSO FAC has five (5) training blocks totalling 104 days residential training: Training Block 1 - Military Foundation Skills – 28 days duration delivered at the Army Recruit Training Centre. most candidates will complete the course within 18 months – 2 years and are expected to complete the ARes GSO FAC within a maximum of 3 years. During training. Kapooka (Wagga Wagga. management. administration and management and lots more. NSW) is actually the Reserve Recruit Training Course.14 months. This training block is conducted throughout the year. however. tactics.
NSW. On the successful completion of Training Block 5 you will be commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Australian Army Reserve. Officer (Reserve) The RAAC Regimental Officers Basic Course (ROBC) consists of 3 independent modules of training: Mod 1 – 15 days focusing on specialist weapons training and the Light Cavalry tactics. This training block also gives qualifications in the conduct of military live fire weapons range practices. operational skills and knowledge required of a junior officer to command a platoon on likely Army Reserve operations. . drill. leadership and management skills in addition to military administration. Training in Your Unit In between doing the residential training blocks you will be expected to attend parade nights and weekends organised by your parent Army Reserve University Regiment. These requirements will be explained to you by unit training staff. military justice and writing and oral communication. There are also some additional requirements for training which can be obtained through external organisations. Victoria. This training block is also your first step along the way to learning the leadership and management skills that you will need to successfully command soldiers in the Australian Army. Training Block 4 - Command. Officers are employed in one of the regiments of the Corps usually in a leadership command position. Royal Military College Duntroon RAAC Regimental Officer Basic Course (ROBC): 26 Weeks (approx) After the ROBC. Your unit will look after all your administration for attending the ARes GSO FAC training blocks. and Training Block 5 - All Corps Army Reserve Platoon Commander – 28 days duration conducted in January and July by External Training Wing RMC Duntroon at Majura (near Canberra). This training block revises and tests much of what you have already learnt about small team level operations as well as building further on your administrative capabilities as a small team leader. techniques and procedures. It also confirms that you have the leadership. This training block introduces command. Employment Training Australian Defence Force Academy.by University of New South Wales Regiment at Singleton. Leadership and Management – 16 days duration conducted in January and July by Melbourne University Regiment at Puckapunyal. training. Future employment can vary from further command position to staff appointment within the Corps and other positions across the Army. The training staff will help you prepare for the residential training blocks. revise the skills you learn as well as provide instruction and assessment on military skills like fieldcraft. ACT. management. skills and values to become an officer in the Australian Army. This training block confirms you have all attributes.
A Cavalry Regiment located at Enoggera. NT. Equipped with PMV Bushmaster. A Cavalry Regiment currently located in Darwin. Royal Military College Duntroon. A Tank Regiment located in Darwin. A Light Cavalry Regiment located at Parramatta and Goulburn. Equipped with Abrams Tanks and M113 family of vehicles. Further Training Australian Defence Force Academy. A Light Cavalry Regiment located at Watsonia. Royal Military College Duntroon Exchange appointments exist with the US Armour Centre at Fort Knox and with the UK Land Forces in the UK and Europe. This training will see you qualified to contribute to important capability development and procurement projects for RAAC. 2nd Cavalry Regiment. . As a Captain there are opportunities to pursue technical training at the Capability and Technical Management College (CTMC) in Canberra. 1/15 Royal New South Wales Lancers (RNSWL). ARes Units 4/19 Prince of Wales Light Horse (PWLH). QLD. and B Squadron 3/4 Cavalry Regiment.Mod 2 – 10 days focusing on operating as a Light Cavalry Patrol Commander. 2/14 Light Horse Regiment (QMI). Mod 3 – 15 days focusing on the responsibilities of the Light Cavalry Troop Commander. Equipped with ASLAV. NT. Future employment can vary from further command positions to staff appointment within the Corps and other positions across the Army. Other opportunities for serving with US. NSW. UK and NZ forces also exist as part of individual and unit training cycles. Employment Location Australian Defence Force Academy. Equipped with ASLAV. Upon successful completion of training you can be employed as a Light Cavalry Troop Commander within one of the Army Reserve units within the RAAC. Equipped with IIMV and LCPV. Sale VIC. Equipped with IIMV and LCPV. An independent APC Squadron located at Townsville. Officer (Reserve) The RAAC has a strength of about 250 officers and 1000 other ranks and is organised into the following Australian Regular Army (ARA) and Army Reserve (ARes) units: ARA 1st Armoured Regiment. Albury NSW. QLD.
and makes no representations. An Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment located at Tamworth. A Reconnaissance Squadron located at Karrakatta. Armidale and Muswellbrook. SA. Equipped with IIMV and LCPV.au/global/copyrightandprivacy. However. currency or completeness of any material contained on this website or on any linked site.gov. ARes Officers of RAAC also have the opportunity to serve in staff and instructional postings throughout Australia and overseas. South Australian Mounted Rifles (SAMR). For more information see http://www.aspx . Equipped with IMV Bushmaster.12/16 Hunter River Lancers (HRL). WA. Defence Force Recruiting disseminates information free of charge for the benefit of the public. Defence Force Recruiting gives no express or implied warranties. and A Squadron 10 Light Horse Regiment (10 LH). Civil Accreditation Officer (Reserve) It is proposed that graduates of the Army Reserve First Appointment Course will be eligible for Certificate IV in Military Leadership. An Armoured Personnel Carrier Squadron located at Elizabeth . reliability. Defence Force Recruiting monitors the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly.defencejobs. NSW. 3/9 Light Horse. in relation to this website or the accuracy. Equipped with IIMV and LCPV.
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