The AAFC provides cadets with an active, challenging and adventurous aviation- focused experience.
Adult supervisors have the opportunity to train and develop young people in subjects such as leadership, instructional technique, aviation (powered flying and gliding), fieldcraft, survival, adventure training, engineering, aeromodelling, firearms training and teamwork.
Adult supervisors also have the privilege and responsibility of teaching vital life skills.
If you are interested in joining the AAFC, please contact your local Squadron (Click here to find a Squadron) for details about their enrolment procedures. You will receive application forms and an overview of what is expected of you.
Who is eligible to become an adult supervisor?
Vacancies for adult supervisors within the AAFC are open to:
- Australian citizens or permanent residents who have applied for Australian citizenship
- Applicants who possess a sufficient broad knowledge of aviation, or associated subjects as listed, to positively contribute to the training and development of cadets, and AAFC activities
- Members of the RAAF, Navy or Army ( permanent or active reserve elements) although no AAFC adult supervisors can have dual mess status
- Applicants who are 18 years of age (officer applicants must be at least 20 years of age)
- Applicants who are not current members of the Australian Naval Cadets (ANC) or Australian Army Cadets (AAC).
To be eligible to be an instructor or officer within the AAFC, you must meet the following criteria:
- Receive unencumbered clearance from the Australian Federal Police in response to the Police Records Check, and a Working with Children check as appropriate for the state that the applicant lives in, which you will be required to complete during the application process.
Applicants must be medically and physically fit and able to carry out the normal range of activities without the risk or detriment to themselves or others. Applicants must undergo a medical examination using the AAFC Medical Examination Record, obtained from the AAFC Resource Centre.
Applicants must undergo a psychological examination to determine their suitability for appointment to the AAFC.
Senior First Aid Certificate
All adult supervisors must hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate. This is a pre- requisite at the time of application. Supervisors must remain current in senior first aid throughout their AAFC appointment.
Code of Conduct
Applicants must sign the Code of Conduct if they wish to join and remain in the AAFC .
What is the selection process?
Applicants must attend an initial interview with a Commanding Officer; and when security checks have been completed, they must regularly parade and participate with a unit for at least three months while they undergo their selection process.
Final selection for supervisors will be through a formal interview with the Officer Commanding, Air Force Liaison Officer (AFLO) and a senior member of the AAFC. Applicants who apply for officer rank will appear before the National Officer Selection Board.
Staff instructor/officer training
Successful applicants attend an eight- day staff initial course that includes training in the following:
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Equity and Diversity
- Adolescent Behaviour
- Mandatory Reporting
- Duty of Care
- Basic Counselling
- Acceptable Behaviour
- Recognition of Suicidal and Self Harm Tendencies
- Managerial Decision-making
- Youth Development Philosophies
- Legal and Societal Practices, and
- AAFC Procedures.
Applicants will also be trained in drill and ceremonial, military etiquette and Air Force values, procedures and courtesies.