Service Academy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Bell

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:

The purpose of a Service Academy is to:

  • Encourage students to stay engaged in learning by providing a motivating and disciplined programme.
  • Help students to gain improved qualifications and help them prepare to move successfully into the workforce or further education and training. 

This programme is part of the Government’s Youth Opportunities package, which aims to create new work, education and training opportunities for young people.

Target Student Group:

The target student group is Year 13 students who are at risk of disengaging from school and those interested and who would benefit from a military-focused programme and to help facilitate entry into the Defence Forces or other Services. 

Subject Requirements:

2 option subjects from Service Academy and 3 other option subjects from the school Year 13 Course Guide.

Service Academy Courses will consist of:

  • Service Training, Induction Camp (compulsory), 
  • Bushcraft camp (compulsory) 
  • Basic and Advanced Leadership Courses (selected), 
  • Adventure Race (compulsory), 
  • Recruitment and Career Guidance, 
  • Fitness Development, 
  • Employment skills, 
  • Life Education, 
  • Social and Community Responsibility.

Other standards may be offered by outside Providers during the year.

Planned Total Credits Offered   34 plus credits over the two option lines.

For more information and Applications, contact Staff K. Bell

Learning Areas:


Supplementary Materials/ Equipment

$260.00 will be required to be paid before the end of Term 1. This will go towards uniform, travel and all external courses provided throughout the year as the course is partially funded by Ministry of Education as part of the Government Youth Opportunities Package.

Pathway Tags

Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Air Force Officer, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Emergency Management Officer, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Intelligence Officer, Marine Engineer, Helicopter Pilot, Helicopter Crewman, Aeronautical Engineer, Diver, Paramedic, Medic, Marine Technician, Police Officer, Military Police, Corrections Officer, Electronics Technician, Firefighter, Fishery Officer, Security, Health and Safety Inspector, Security Officer/Guard, Parking Officer, Automotive Technician, Chef, Communications Systems Operator, Intelligence Operator


Course Selection is confirmed at the start of 2022.  You can change the courses you have selected up until the start of next year provided there are still spaces in the course you wish to change to.

Some courses may become unavailable due to the number of students taking the courses or changes in staffing.

New courses may also be introduced, in which case you will be notified and given the opportunity to select the new course.