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.

Reaching New Heights

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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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Upcoming Wing Information Sessions

Upcoming Wing Information Session dates have now been confirmed, with targeted sessions being 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.

The next Wing Information Session for 1WG will be held on Monday 18 September 2023 at 19:00.

The session will be presented by Group Captain (AAFC) Stephen Johns, Commander AAFC, and Squadron Leader Ben Cowan.

Wing Information Session location is TBA. 

The next Wing Information Session for 2WG will be held on Sunday 24 September 2023 at 10:00.

The session will be presented by Group Captain (AAFC) Stephen Johns, Commander AAFC and Wing Commander (AAFC) Tony Lee.

Wing Information Session location is TBA.

The next Wing Information Session for 3WG will be held on Tuesday 12 September 2023 at 19:00.

The session will be presented by Squadron Leader Ben Cowan and Local Representative from the CLCR and ALCR Team.

Wing Information Session location is TBA. 

The next Wing Information Session for 4WG will be held on Saturday 16 September 2023 at 09:30.

The session will be presented by Wing Commander (AAFC) Tony Lee and Squadron Leader Ben Cowan.

CLC/ALC Information Session location is TBA.

The next Wing Information Session for 5WG will be held on Saturday 23 September 2023.

The session will be presented by Group Captain (AAFC) Stephen Johns, Commander AAFC and Wing Commander (AAFC) Tony Lee.

Wing Information Session time and location is TBA.

The next Wing Information Session for 6WG will be held on Saturday 2 September 2023 at 11:00.

The session will be presented by Wing Commander (AAFC) Tony Lee and Squadron Leader Ben Cowan.

Wing Information Session location is TBA. 

The next Wing Information Session for 7WG will be held on Saturday 16 September 2023 at 16:30.

The session will be presented by Wing Commander (AAFC) Tony Lee and Squadron Leader Ben Cowan.

Wing Information Session location is TBA.

The next Wing Information Session time and location for 8WG is TBA.

Upcoming Deliverables

Deliverable

Delivery Date

Comment

Learning Ecosystem - initial

Jul-23

Buddy and Mentor System and Logbook to be piloted Jan 24, go live in 2025

Junior Phase Part 1

Sep-23

Accessible through the AAFC Learning Hub

Staff Training Weekend One - Leadership

Sep-23

Pilot of the Staff Training Weekend planned for Jan 24, go live in 2025

Junior Phase Part 2

Oct-23

October for Bronze CLP, associated SITREP and Drill foundation

Priority One Learning Assets

Dec-23

Material will be incrementally made available from Jan 24

Junior Phase Part 3

Dec-23

Foundation Air and Space and Field Skills and Aviation 

Learning Ecosystem - Final

Feb-24

Material will be piloted during 2024, with go live in 2025

Intermediate Phase Part 1

Mar-24

Silver CLP and associated SITREP

Staff Training Weekend Two – Org Understanding

Mar-24

Material will be piloted during 2024, with go live in 2025

Intermediate Phase Part 2

Apr-24

Gold CLP and associated SITREP

Priority Two Learning Assets

Jun-24

Material will be incrementally made available from Mar 24

Intermediate Phase Part 3

Jun-24

Foundation Intermediate (Drill, Field Skills and Air and Space)