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Officer Training Course requirements

New Zealand Cadet Force officers who complete the prescribed promotion courses  are now able to qualify for a number of NZQA New Zealand Certificates.

Commissioning course

This is the first of a series of residential courses. You complete this eight day course after you have served a minimum of six months as a Supplementary Staff member. This course provides you with the basic knowledge to perform your duties as a new NZ Cadet Forces officer. Successful graduates may also achieve the NZQA Level 3 National Certificate in Recreation and Sport (Outdoor Activity Supervisor)

Instructional Techniques and Training Management course

This eight day residential course gives you the skills to successfully instruct cadets at Unit level and manage cadet unit training. Successful graduates may also achieve the NZQA Level 4 National Certificate in Adult Education and Training.

Officer Bushcraft course

This eight day residential field course equips you with the skills to safely take cadets into the Outdoors. In the future successful graduates may also achieve the NZQA Level 3 National Certificate in Outdoor Recreation (Bush walking).

Firearms safety /Range Safety Officer / Shooting coaches courses

These two day residential courses enables you to run shooting experiences for your cadets

Marine Safety Officers course

This course is designed for Sea Cadet Corps officers and provides them with the skills to safely carry out cadet activities in a marine environment.

Command course

This seven day residential course is designed for potential Unit Commanders and equips them with skills required to successfully command a unit. In the future successful graduates may also achieve the NZQA Level 4 National Certificate in First Line management.

Time span

Many New Zealand Cadet Forces officers plan to complete one course a year taking 4-5 years to complete their training. All officers are encouraged to complete the training cycle so that they can safely provide their cadets with a full range of experiences

This page was last reviewed on 19 January 2016, and is current.