Do I Qualify To Join?


Are there any requirments to become a cadet?

The following conditions must be met before you can become a cadet:

  • At least 12 years of age and turning 13 or older in the year you join
  • Less than 16 years old
  • Enrolled to attend high school in the year you join
  • An Australian Citizen or Ordinary Resident
  • Have your parent or guardian's permission to join
  • Have the physical capability to participate in AAFC activities
  • Agree with the ADFC Youth Values and Code of Conduct Statement
  • Not be a member of the Australian Defence Force, the Australian Navy Cadets or Australian Army Cadets (unless you have to be, due to school for example)

When can I join?

412 Squadron recruits cadets twice a year. Once in the first half of Term 1 and again in the first half of Term 3 each year.

Medical information

So that we can provide a safe and supportive environment, it is important that we know about your health, any medical conditions or learning needs you might have.

All applicants must disclose all health and medical conditions, including any medication that they take, dietary requirements and learning needs when they join the AAFC. We may require additional information from your parent/guardian and/or a medical practicioner if you have a more severe medical condition so that we can ensure a safe environment for you.