Use the tabs below to view a collection of videos covering various aspects of the new AAFC Cadet Program and Adult Program.
You can also find out more about the role and functions of the AAFC Think Tank.
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- About the Cadet Program
- Fostering a growth mindset
- Engaging new learning materials
- Contemporary lesson resources
- Exciting activities
Introducing our NEW Cadet Program
The release of the Australian Air Force Cadet's "Reaching New Heights" strategy is a milestone in the evolution of our Air Force Cadets program. The AAFC’s new inquiry-based Cadet Program is exciting; engaging our Cadets in a learning experience that is modern and contemporary.
In this video we explore WHY we had to change and introduce the new Cadet Program; the most significant change in the Air Force Cadets' proud history.
Featuring Corporal (AAFC) Sam Chu, Corporal (AAFC) Damien De Candia, Corporal (AAFC) Bec Webster and Flight Sergeant (AAFC) Kylie Dorsett.
Fostering a growth mindset
A new way of presenting information, shifting from instructing to facilitating. Our new Cadet Program encourages our Cadets to guide their own learning to foster a growth mindset.
FLGOFF(AAFC) Georgia Brook, a member of our Cadet Learning Continuum Review Team, shares her thoughts on the new Cadet Program.
"Education is a by-product, our Cadets are developing 'soft skills' to progress their qualities as leaders, as individuals to contribute to a team, and build their self confidence."
Balancing theory and practical activities
Balancing a correct amount of theory and practical examples that can be delivered in a lesson makes our new Cadet Program engaging, informative and ensures our Cadets are asking a lot more questions.
More satisfaction - AC(AAFC) Risto Kotevski shares his thoughts as a Facilitator for the new Cadet Program.
Safety in the Field
Featuring a lesson on "Safety in the Field" with our new interactive PDF where Cadets could come up and click on the hazards and get to know the field ahead of a bivouac.
"Curious to new concepts, different to traditional delivery and the Cadets are much more engaged."
LACW(AAFC) Jenny Quah, Training Officer of No. 307 Squadron, shares her thoughts on being a Facilitator for the roll out of our new Cadet Program.
Sample Mission in our NEW Cadet Program
In this video we explore one of our new 'starter activities' for the Personal Development and Leadership Program. One of MANY of the new activities we have implemented that adds to the Cadet experience.
Featuring FLGOFF(AAFC) Georgia Brook with her Cadets from No. 324 (City of Randwick) Squadron.
Learn about the importance of our Adult Program
One of our biggest strengths in the Air Force Cadets is our Adult Volunteers. We're excited to launch a new Adult Program that aims to educate, train and develop our leaders with transferable skills that will further enhance the delivery and mentoring they provide to our Cadets. These same skills, combined with industry best practice and Defence training, will see our adult volunteers equipped with skills that will also serve them well in personal and professional settings outside of the Air Force Cadets.
AAFC Think Tank
What is the AAFC Think Tank?
Listening to feedback is vitally important. Representatives from Squadrons, Wings and HQ across Australia, with various ages, genders, ranks and experience levels; meet some of our Air Force Cadets Think Tank members as they share their thoughts on our new Cadet and Adult Learning programs.
Bringing thoughts to life
An incredible journey with lots of passion and robust discussion. The role of the Air Force Cadets Think Tank is to gain the understanding from all different members across Australia, coming together from Squadron, Wing and HQ levels, to brainstorm ideas or test drive new concepts.
Working with our contractor, KPMG, our Project Officers are able to provide facilitation and liaison on where we want to take the new Cadet Program and Adult Program.
It's a fantastic way for us to have a dialogue and an exchange to challenge our existing ideas; what works and what doesn't, and taking the opportunity to improve on our innovative suggestions.
Developing and reviewing products is essential to equip our Adult Volunteers for the future and making sure that our Cadets get a high quality training experience that will help them progress through Cadets and life.