Training

In the Reserves you'll improve both your physical and mental
fitness, while learning new skills.

WORLD-CLASS INSTRUCTION

LEARN NEW SKILLS

In many Reserve roles you'll receive training that relates directly to your everyday occupation, providing skill and character development that benefit both your employer and your career prospects.

IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS

Some Reserve roles involve more fitness training than others, which many recruits really enjoy. The emphasis is on achieving reasonable levels of fitness in a supportive environment.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

To prepare you for any peacekeeping, humanitarian or disaster-relief operations you may have the option to join as a Reservist, you’ll undertake a period of general military training.

TRAINING SNAPSHOTS

In general, all recruit training has to be completed within 18 months
to two years of joining the Navy, Army or Air Force Reserve.

NAVY

ARMY

AIR FORCE

OFFICERS

Reserve Entry Officer Course

HMAS Cresswell, Jervis Bay, NSW

  • 2 weeks residential
  • A period distance learning at home
  • 2 weeks at sea

SAILORS

Reserve General Entry Sailor Recruit Course

HMAS Cerberus, Westernport, VIC

  • 3 weeks Basic Naval Knowledge
  • 13 days additional skills and sea training

GENERAL SERVICE OFFICERS

Reserve Recruit Training Course

Kapooka, near Wagga Wagga, NSW

  • 35 days
Various team leadership courses

Sydney University Regiment, Singleton, NSW

  • 3 x 16 days
All Corps Army Reserve Platoon Commander course

RMC Duntroon, Canberra, ACT

  • 28 days

SPECIALIST SERVICE OFFICERS (profession/trade qualified)

Specialist Service Officer First Appointment Course

Various locations across Australia

  • 1 x 26 day module
  • 1 x 16 day module

SOLDIERS

Reserve Recruit Training Course

Kapooka, near Wagga Wagga, NSW

  • 35 days
Initial Employment Training

Usually at your local Reserves unit

  • 2-7 weeks within 18 months, in blocks

OFFICERS

Initial Officer Course

RAAF Base East Sale, VIC

  • 17 weeks total broken into five phases

AIRMEN/AIRWOMEN

Recruit Course

RAAF Base Wagga, NSW

  • 10.6 weeks over 4 phases

SPECIALIST RESERVE (profession/trade qualified)

Familiarisation Course

RAAF Base East Sale, VIC

  • 6 days