Advance your career

Specialised training will improve your skill set and provide you with unique capabilities that will advance your career now and in the future.

Improve your leadership skills

Navy will equip you with the leadership skills you need to perform effectively in a tight-knit team.

Boost your confidence

Grow into a more confident person and professional as you face unique Reservist experiences.


World-class training that gets you ahead

There’s no training quite like Navy Reservist initial training. The skills you acquire will benefit you at work, at home and beyond. Be prepared to lead, learn and grow in challenging but rewarding scenarios.

OFFICER ENTRY TRAINING

Officer Entry Training

Navy Reserve Officer training ensures you’re prepared for unique demands at sea and ashore. Training will invest heavily in your personal and professional development to ensure you’re fit to carry out your essential duties.

Initial training Initial training

Phase 1: Initial training

Locations: HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay NSW

Duration: Two weeks

Covers: Military fundamentals

The focus of the initial training is to teach you the fundamental skills required of a Navy Officer. You’ll learn develop your management and leadership skills plus be trained to correctly handle and fire weaponry.


Defence Studies Defence Studies

Phase 2: Defence Studies

Location: Distance learning from home

Duration: Self-paced

Covers: Communication, history, Defence studies and more

Given the unique nature of the Reserve service, you will complete the remaining training components via distance learning and a series of two-week residential modules. Here you will continue to learn the basics of how to be a Navy Officer.

 


Combat survivability, survival at sea and first aid training Combat survivability, survival at sea and first aid training

Phase 3: Combat survivability, survival at sea and first aid training

Location: HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay NSW

Duration: Two weeks

Covers: Combat, survival and first aid

Here you’ll learn how to conduct CPR, bandage a snake bite, abandon a ship correctly, plus learn how to deal with threats to your ship and crew. These skills will prepare you for life in the Navy and at sea.

 


Phase 4: Familiarisation period Phase 4: Familiarisation period

Phase 4: Familiarisation period

Location: At sea aboard a Navy vessel

Duration: Approximately two weeks

Covers: Processes and activities at sea

The sea familiarisation experience for trainees is an adventure aboard a Navy vessel where the basics of seamanship learnt in the classroom are applied. Trainees become crew members for this period and are involved in all activities at sea.

GENERAL ENTRY SAILOR OR RECRUIT TRAINING

General Entry or Sailor Recruit Training

The focus of Navy Reserve Sailor training is to take the strengths and qualities you already possess and build on them. It's an exciting blend of physical training, practical exercises and classroom learning.

General Entry or Sailor Recruit Training General Entry or Sailor Recruit Training

Phase 1: Initial training

Locations: HMAS Cerberus, Westernport VIC

Duration: Three weeks

Covers: Military fundamentals

The focus of this training is to teach you the fundamental skills required of a Sailor in the Navy Reserve, from swimming to physical fitness, parade training and more.

 


Sailor training Sailor training

Phase 2: Combat survivability, survival at sea and first aid training

Locations: HMAS Cerberus, Westernport VIC

Duration: Two weeks at a mutually convenient time

Covers: Combat, survival and first aid

Here you’ll learn how to conduct CPR, bandage a snake bite, abandon a ship correctly, plus learn how to deal with threats to your ship and crew. These skills will prepare you for life in the Navy and at sea.

 


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