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Sea Cadet Corps


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Sea Cadet Corps

(The "Navy" flavour)

History of the Royal New Zealand Navy

Cadets become familiar with where the Royal New Zealand Navy has been deployed and where your unit comes from.

Cadets will also get the opportunity to learn much more, including;


Learn the team work and skills required to stand tall in public.

Dress and bearing

Become skilled in meeting exacting standards of personal presentation.

Boat work

Develop and maintain safe seamanship skills in power, sail, oar and paddle craft.


Learn the correct way to utilise ropes and pulleys.

Survival skills

Gain the skills to survive on land and water.

First Aid

Know how to look after yourself and your team in the area of First Aid.

General Service Knowledge

Gain knowledge about the Royal New Zealand Navy, its ships and equipment, what it offers and how it assists New Zealanders.

Instructional techniques

Develop skills in passing on knowledge to other Cadets.


Find you way around harbours and the open coast.

Firearms training and marksmanship

Become skilled in safe firearms handling and competition shooting.


Develop the skills to lead others.

Radio procedures

Gain and practice correct military procedures when using radios.

Citizenship training

Acquire status from serving others.

Recreational training

Achieve skills in a wide range of recreational activities. These could include such activities as sailing, abseiling, canoeing, climbing and caving. Contact your Unit Officers for specific training opportunities.

Day Skipper

You get the opportunity to qualify on this Royal New Zealand Coast Guard qualification.

Boat Master

You get the opportunity to qualify on this RNZ Coast Guard advanced qualification.

Engine maintenance

Develop skills in maintaining inboard and outboard motors.


This page was last reviewed on 18 January 2016, and is current.