Our Future

The Australian Air Force Cadets has been undergoing a review of its learning systems to make our curriculum and experience contemporary, innovative and engaging.

The mission of the AAFC is ’to inspire and develop young people in the air and space environments to achieve and maximise their potential to contribute to Australia’s success’. To achieve this intent, the AAFC has invested significant resources in the design, development, and implementation of an enhanced, contemporary Cadet Program and on the performance and personal growth of the adult volunteers who actively support the AAFC in an Adult Program.

The Reaching New Heights strategy defines the future learning principles that will become the future foundation of Cadet and Adult learning.

The AAFC vision is to be ‘the best youth development program in Australia’ through providing the highest standard of youth protection and a culture of inclusion that embraces the unique and diverse qualities of its members.

The Cadet Program is recognised as the best youth development program in Australia through a developmental framework designed to inspire and develop young Australians. In company with the Adult Program, they create the community that is fundamental to the AAFC achieving its vision of being the best Australian youth development organisation.

Find out more about the AAFC's contemporary, innovative and engaging Cadet and Adult Programs below. New updates and resources are being released regularly, so please continue to check back in for more information.  

Cadet and Adult Programs

Information and resources on the Cadet Learning Continuum Review (CLCR) and implementation of the Cadet Program.

Information and resources on the Adult Learning Continuum Review (ALCR) and implementation of the Adult Program.

A collection of videos covering the new Cadet Program and Adult Program.

Upcoming CLC/ALC Deliverables and Key Activities

Upcoming deliverables
ProgramDeliverableDelivery DateComment
AdultLearning Ecosystem - FinalFeb-24Material will be piloted during 2024, with go live in 2025
CadetIntermediate Phase Part 1Feb-24Foundation Intermediate (Drill, Field Skills and Air and Space)
AdultStaff Training Weekend Two – Org UnderstandingMar-24Material will be piloted during 2024, with go live in 2025
CadetIntermediate Phase Part 2Apr-24Silver PDL and associated SITREP
AdultPriority Two Learning AssetsJun-24Material will be incrementally made available from Mar 24
CadetIntermediate Phase Part 3Jun-24Gold PDL and associated SITREP 
Previously delivered
Program  Deliverable                          Delivery DateComment
AdultLearning Ecosystem - InitialDelivered (Jul-23)  Buddy and Mentor System and Logbook to be piloted Jan 24, go live in 2025
CadetJunior Phase Part 1Delivered (Sep-23)Accessible through the AAFC Learning Hub
AdultStaff Training Weekend One - LeadershipDelivered (Sep-23)Pilot of the Staff Training Weekend planned for Jan 24, go live in 2025
CadetJunior Phase Part 2Delivered (Oct-23)

Accessible through the AAFC Learning Hub

(Bronze CLP, associated SITREP and Drill foundation)

AdultPriority One Learning AssetsDelivered (Dec-23)Material will be incrementally made available from Jan 24
CadetJunior Phase Part 3Delivered (Dec-23)

Accessible through the AAFC Learning Hub

(Foundation Air and Space and Field Skills and Aviation) 

Timeline of key CLC and ALC activities upcoming in 2024

Please note: dates, activities and locations are currently fluid and are subject to change. 

Updates will be made to the activity calendar regularly, so please continue to check back in for confirmation.  

Date

Activity

Location

April 2024

23 Apr 24

RPAS Silver/Gold Workshop

Perth

May 2024

04-05 May 24

NATHQ Conference & Awards Dinner

Canberra

14 May 24

Senior Cadet Workshop

Melbourne

TBC

Adult Promotion Pathway Workshop

Brisbane

June 2024

01-02 Jun 24

AAFC Think Tank #7

Canberra

TBC

Adult Promotion Pathway WG Exec Feedback Sessions

1-8WG

July 2024

TBC

Adult Promotion Pathway WG Exec Feedback Sessions

1-8WG

TBC

CLP Silver Trial

1-8WG

August 2024

TBC

CLP Silver Trial

1-8WG

03-04 Aug 24

AAFC Information Sessions 2024

6WG, 7WG, 8WG

10-11 Aug 24

AAFC Information Sessions 2024

3WG, 4WG, 5WG

31 Aug 24

AAFC Information Sessions 2024

1-2WG

September 2024

1 Sep 24

AAFC Information Sessions 2024

1-2WG

TBC 

Implementation Workshop Adult Program

Sydney / Melbourne

October 2024

12 Oct 24

Implementation Workshop Cadet Program

Sydney / Melbourne

26-27 Oct 24

NATHQ Conference

Canberra

TBC

CLP Gold Trial

1-8WG

November 2024

TBC

Cadet (ORI/INI/JUN) Evaluation

1-8WG

December 2024

TBC

CLC/ALC Project Wash-up

1-8WG

Reaching New Heights

Reaching New Heights text banner over the top of an image of earth from space

The release of the Reaching New Heights strategy is a milestone in the evolution of our Air Force Cadets program. 

The strategy is an outcome of the AAFC Cadet and Adult Learning Curriculum Review, supported by encouraging results in test classes with Cadets and reflects the valuable feedback we have received at information sessions and online. 

You can view and download a copy of the Reaching New Heights learn strategy to learn about the future of AAFC Cadet and Adult Programs here:

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Preview image of the contents within the Reaching New Heights learning strategy print document

 

 

Wing Information Sessions

Wing Information Session will be held and maintained across AAFC WGs to ensure consistency of message and providing the opportunity for broad feedback around the development and implementation of the Cadet and Adult Programs.

Download a copy of the 2023 Wing Information Session presentation HERE

Upcoming Wing Information Sessions

The next Wing Information Session for 1WG is scheduled to be held between 31 August 2024 and 1 September 2024.

Specific date, time, location and presenters are TBA. Further details will be provided once confirmed. 

The next Wing Information Session for 2WG is scheduled to be held between 31 August 2024 and 1 September 2024.

Specific date, time, location and presenters are TBA. Further details will be provided once confirmed. 

The next Wing Information Session for 3WG is scheduled to be held between 10 August 2024 and 11 August 2024.

Specific date, time, location and presenters are TBA. Further details will be provided once confirmed. 

The next Wing Information Session for 4WG is scheduled to be held between 10 August 2024 and 11 August 2024.

Specific date, time, location and presenters are TBA. Further details will be provided once confirmed. 

The next Wing Information Session for 5WG is scheduled to be held between 10 August 2024 and 11 August 2024.

Specific date, time, location and presenters are TBA. Further details will be provided once confirmed. 

The next Wing Information Session for 6WG is scheduled to be held between 03 August 2024 and 04 August 2024.

Specific date, time, location and presenters are TBA. Further details will be provided once confirmed. 

The next Wing Information Session for 7WG is scheduled to be held between 03 August 2024 and 04 August 2024.

Specific date, time, location and presenters are TBA. Further details will be provided once confirmed. 

The next Wing Information Session for 8WG is scheduled to be held between 03 August 2024 and 04 August 2024.

Specific date, time, location and presenters are TBA. Further details will be provided once confirmed.