Officer Service

Officer Courses

Officer Commissioning Course (COMM CSE)

Comm Cse

This is the first promotion course that an Officer must successfully complete in order to be considered for a commission into the New Zealand Cadet Forces. In order to attend the course the Candidate must have completed the interview process, have obtained a security clearance and completed the pre-course Training Syllabus.

Over the 8-day course students are taught and assessed in subjects such as Risk Management, Verbal Orders, Drill, Youth Law, Interviewing, NZCF Officer Roles, Personal Qualities, Leadership and a variety of other subjects. They also earn a National Certificate in Recreation and Sport – Level 3.

Instructional Technique and Training Management Course

ITTM Cse

This course provides NZCF Officers with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and tertiary qualifications, which will enable them to conduct instruction and assist with training and administration duties within an NZCF Unit.Over the 8-day course students are taught and assessed on Lesson Preparation, Lesson Delivery, Candidate Assessment, Designing Learning Sessions and Managing Unit Training. They also earn a National Certificate in Adult Education and Training – Level 4.

Command Course

Command Cse

This course provides NZCF Officers with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and tertiary qualifications, which will enable them to command, lead and manage an NZCF Unit.

Over the 8-day course students are taught and assessed on Strategic Planning, Performance Appraisals, Personnel Development and a variety of other subjects. They also earn a National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) – Level 4.

NZCF Range Conducting Officer Course

RCO Cse

This course provides NZCF Officers with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and qualifications, which will enable them to Plan and Conduct a Cadet Unit Range Shoot. Over the 2-day course students are taught and assessed on Rifle Handling Drills, Range Safety Procedures, Range Standing Orders and their ability to coach a firer on a Range. At the successful completion of the course they earn a NZCF Range Conducting Officer’s Certificate.

Officer Bushcraft Course

Officer Bushcraft

This course provides NZCF Officers with the knowledge and skills to enable them to; Plan, Lead and Manage Cadets on day tramps and/or overnight camps on clearly formed tracks in and below the bush line.

Over the 8-day course students are taught and assessed on Planning Outdoor Activities for Groups, Interpreting Weather Conditions, Risk Management in the Outdoors and Leading Groups in the Outdoors. At the successful completion of the course they earn a National Certificate in Outdoor Recreation (Leadership) – Level 3.

Marine Safety Officers Course

MSO Cse

The aim of the course is to provide NZCF Officers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to Plan and Conduct Practical Maritime activities.

The 9-day course provides officers with theory and practical instruction in Outboard Motor Maintenance, First Aid, Leadership, Planning and Conducting Training, Power Boat and Sailing practical experience.

Prior to attending this course, officers must have qualified on the NZ Coastguard Day Skippers Course and hold the Certificate and either completed a minimum of 6 hours sailing time and certified as competent by the Unit Commander in all crew positions in a Crown or have qualified on the Yachting NZ Instructors Course.

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