Authorised and Recognised Activities

Anzac Day

Unit Activities

All Cadet Units hold recognised activities throughout the year, including weekly parade nights, camps and community events such as Anzac day parades.

Each corps also does some unique activities at unit level, inluding boating and seamanship, aviation studies and adventure training.

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Courses and Competitions

Depending on their Corps, cadets have a number of courses available to them througout their NZCF careers. These inlude both leadership (promotion) courses and specific skill training courses. Units also participate in regional and national skills competitions or regattas.

Junior Non-Commissioned Officer Course (JNCO CSE)

JNCO course

This is the first promotion course that a Cadet must successfully complete in order to be considered for promotion to a Junior NCO Rank. In order to attend the course the Cadet must have completed the first year of the Training Syllabus.

On the course the Cadet will participate in some classroom lessons but the bulk of the course is practical assessments of their ability to handle a squad of Cadets, Drill Instruction, Leadership Skills and Oral Presentations.

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Course (SNCO CSE)

SNCO course

Once a Junior NCO has proved themselves in their Unit as a competent leader they can be considered for further advancement. To do this they must have qualified on a Junior Non-Commissioned Officers Course and completed the second year of the Training Syllabus and then they can attend the Senior NCO promotion course.

On the course the Junior NCO will participate in some classroom lessons but the bulk of the course is practical assessments of their ability to handle two or more squads of Cadets, Drill Instruction, Lead Leaders Leadership Skills and Oral Presentations.

Cadet Coxswain Course

Coxswain course

For the Sea Cadet Corps Cadets, there is the Cadet Coxswain’s course. To be eligible to attend this course a Cadet must have successfully completed the the JNCO course; have completed Yachting New Zealand’s (YNZ) Learn to Sail 1 and 2, be Qualified on the Royal New Zealand Coast Guard Day Skippers Module, be medically fit and capable of completing the training and have logged six (6) hours experience in all of the following crew positions:

  • Fore Sheets;
  • Main Sheets;
  • Tiller; and
  • Bow.

This course provides theory and practical instruction is provided in Sailing Skills, Coxswain & Crew Responsibilities and Emergency Procedures.

National Gliding

Gliding course

The National Gliding activity is available to Air Training Corps Cadets and Under Officers, who are a minimum of 15 years of age at the start of the course, have completed the second-year of the Training Syllabus, meet the medical requirements and are able to meet any course flying fees where applicable.

The activity covers both theory and practical instruction in accordance with the NZ Gliding Association “A” Certificate syllabus including Ground Handling, Effects of Controls, Turns, Stalls, Circuit & Circuit Emergencies.

National Aviation Course – Navigation

Navigation course

The National Aviation Course – Navigation is available to Air Training Corps Cadets and Under officers, who are a minimum of 15 years of age at the start of the course, have completed the second-year Training Syllabus, meet the medical requirements and are able to meet any course flying fees where applicable.

The course covers both theory and practical instruction in accordance with New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority Private Pilot Licence Navigation syllabus including Speed/Distance/Time Calculations, Navigation Chart Reading & Plotting and Practical Air Navigation Techniques.

National Aviation Course – Power

Power flying course

The National Aviation Course – Power is available to Air Training Corps Cadets and Under officers, who are a minimum of 16 years of age at the start of the course and under 20 years of age at the completion of the course, have completed the second-year Training Syllabus, show a genuine interest in pursuing aviation, meet the medical requirements and are able to meet any course flying fees where applicable.

The course covers both theory and practical instruction in accordance with New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority Ab-initio flight training syllabus including Theory of Flight, Effects of Controls, Turns, Climbing & Descending, Stalls, Circuits & Circuit Emergencies and Flight Radio Telephony.

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