Training has a unique military theme and includes activities that are not available to other youth organisations. It is a mix of class lessons and practical training in the field. The training supports personal development and fosters a spirit of adventure. It aims to develop qualities and skills that are essential to being good citizens and leaders, and provides challenging and disciplined activities that are useful in service or civilian life. We run a 3 year training programme and have recently started to offer some unit standards with our training. Basic skills are taught in the first year and these are developed over the following years. After the 3 year training programme is finished some cadets stay on in a leadership role and even to become officers.
Drill - Learn the team work and skills required to stand tall in public.Marching both at a unit level and in public parades such as ANZAC Day.
Dress and bearing - Become skilled in meeting exacting standards of personal presentation
Bush craft - Become skilled and comfortable in a bush environment. general camping and tramping skills, care of the environment, survival skills and how to plan safe outdoor trips.
Weather - Learn to read and appreciate the role weather plays in the outdoors.
Survival Skills - Develop skills to improve your survival in various outdoor environments.
First aid - Know how to look after yourself and your team in the area of First Aid. Unit Standard 6402
General Service & Cadet Force Knowledge- Gain knowledge about the New Zealand Army, the equipment it uses, what it offers and how it assists New Zealanders.
Instructional techniques - Develop skills in passing on knowledge to other Cadets.
Navigation - Find your way in both open and bush country
Firearms training and marksmanship - Become skilled in safe firearms handling and competition shooting.
Leadership, Teamwork & Initiative - Develop the skills to lead others, work within a team and develop problem solving skills.
Radio procedures - Gain and practice correct military procedures when using radios.
Citizenship training - Acquire mana through serving others.
Physical Training - sports and general fitness.
Other activities- We also do other activities as the opertunities present themselves such as kayaking, absieling, observation, adventure training and may others.
CACU Meets every Wednesday during the school term, at Auckland Army Centre Arch Hill 204 Great North Rd, Arch Hill, Auckland, using the entrance on Potatau St . We also have camps about once a month.
Parade night timings:
1810hrs Arrive, Inspection carried out
1840hrs Period 1
1930hrs Period 2
2010hrs Change break
2015hrs Period 3 (PT)
2050hrs Final Parade
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