What about promotion?

How Do I Get Promoted ?

AAFC promotion courses aim to provide candidates with the requisite knowledge and management skills to perform the respective rank within the AAFC. Cadets who successfully complete an AAFC promotion course will be eligible for consideration for promotion to the respective rank subject to establishment vacancies, and upon recommendation by their Commanding Officer.

All newly enrolled cadets are “recruits” and have the opportunity to be promoted through the ranks after successfully completing each training stage. Cadets will then be required to attend specific training courses for each rank above Leading Cadet.

AAFC cadets progress through the following promotion structure:

Cadet (CDT)
Leading Cadet (LCDT)
Cadet Corporal (CCPL)
Cadet Sergeant (CSGT)
Cadet Flight Sergeant (CFSGT)
Cadet Warrant Officer (CWOFF)
Cadet Under Officer (CUO)

In addition, cadets are able to attend a series of promotion courses in order to attain ranks past Leading Cadet. Each rank holds a higher level of responsibility and brings cadets more opportunities and experiences. These usually go for two to three weeks at a RAAF base, and have their own set of compulsory subjects. The promotion courses are:

  • Junior Non-Commissioned Officer (JNCO) Course, for promotion from Leading Cadet to Cadet Corporal (usually 10-14 days)
  • Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Course, for promotion from Cadet Corporal to Cadet Sergeant (usually 2 weeks)
  • Cadet Warrant Officer's (CWOFF) Course, for promotion from Cadet Sergeant or Cadet Flight Sergeant to Cadet Warrant Officer (usually 2 weeks)
  • Cadet Under Officer's (CUO) Course, for promotion from Cadet Sergeant, Cadet Flight Sergeant or Cadet Warrant Officer to Cadet Under Officer (usually 3 weeks)