The requirements for becoming a police officer in Australia differ depending on your location. There are the typical requirements that you would expect in many other job interviews, but to become a police officer, you also have to be physically fit enough to be able to carry out the duties of the job.
I'm always fatigued after a night shift and it's quite often the excuse I use to skip training. So how am I meant get anywhere with my fitness for the ADF? Does this sound familiar to you? If so.... read on...
Have you set your goals for the new year yet? If you need some help... read on!
Where is my motivation? How do I find it? How do you stay so motivated? If you'd like these questions answered then read on...
Prior to joining The Barracks Gym Indiana worked as a hairdresser and also in outdoor education in a rural location before she landed on the idea of joining the Army. She finds that she loses interest with anything overly academic and prefers to be hands on which is why she decided to shift her career path into joining the ADF. Upon applying for jobs on seek.com she came across an advert for the Army and it sparked her interest. She had never considered it prior to this point, however the appeal of ‘getting paid to stay fit’ really got her attention.
Coco waited 18 months to come to The Barracks Gym after allowing her social anxiety to hold her back. Coco was wanting to join the Royal Australian Air Force and wasn’t getting anywhere with her own training at her local gym. Her Husband, who has been in the Army for 7 years was helping her out but she was simply struggling to motivate herself.
All ADF applicants must meet the PFA standards if they’re to be accepted. As a consequence, you need to improve your fitness levels, strength & conditioning, and ensure you hit the targets set. To do this, you may benefit from the help of an online personal trainer with a background in the Australian Defence Force and proven methods to help applicants pass the assessment.
If you’re about to head off to Officer Training School (OTS) down at East Sale then you’ve most likely got a lot on your mind. If you have concerns about your fitness then we’re here to let you know what you can expect during your course. This will give you a chance to direct your training appropriately and take away some of the stress around ‘how fit do I need to be’?
The beep test is a test that measures your aerobic fitness, basically measuring how well your lungs work while running.
It can be daunting, especially if you’ve never been overly competitive before. Some people find it easy and enjoy the challenge and it’s likely that these people played a lot of sport at school or have recently competed in fitness events such as triathlons and know how to calm their nerves.
For the majority of people though they have never had their fitness tested and doing it for the first time in-front of the Defence Force Recruiting staff and other ADF applicants at the PFA can be an overwhelming experience.
It's one of the most common questions we see from ADF applicants... 'is there anything that isn't on the list that I should take with me to Kapooka'? As part of the information you receive, for your enlistment into the ADF, there will be a packing list. Whilst this packing list has everything you need to get through your time at Kapooka, there could still be additional items that will make life easier.
Michael and Carly both have walked the path you are about to take and are commited to help you get started with your training for a successful enlistment with free tips and articles.