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Civilian to soldier

Initial (Phase 1) training turns civilian recruits into partly-trained soldiers. Phase 1 training includes the Common Military Syllabus (Recruits) (CMS(R)) which lasts for 14 weeks. It produces fit, motivated individuals capable of carrying out local protection tasks in any operational environment. Those who pass are fully prepared to embark on the next phase of their Army training.

Click through the Civilian to Soldier video series in the panels below for a look at Phase 1 training in detail.

What happens when new recruits arrive at an Army phase 1 training establishment?

A look at the practical and classroom-based learning elements of phase 1 training.

There are breaks during phase 1 training - but for some, it can be their first time away from home.

Training progresses with developing skills already learned, and new ones too including first aid.

A look at the passing out parade and what happens next - phase 2 training.

What is the Army looking for? And what can a new recruit expect?

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