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what sort of physical fitness test do you have to pass once you get to recruit training in the army?

Like in the navy, the PFA is laughable,
15 pushups, 20 situps, 6.1 beep test etc...

But then when you actually get to recruit school, you have to pass the physical fitness test which is
25 pushups, 25 situps, 2.4km run in <13 minutes or a 7.5 beep test.

Which is still piss, but ye.
 
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because it doesnt seem like you know much about army life and they will ask you that stuff in the interviews
 
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what sort of physical fitness test do you have to pass once you get to recruit training in the army?

Like in the navy, the PFA is laughable,
15 pushups, 20 situps, 6.1 beep test etc...

But then when you actually get to recruit school, you have to pass the physical fitness test which is
25 pushups, 25 situps, 2.4km run in <13 minutes or a 7.5 beep test.

Which is still piss, but ye.
once you are at kapooka you have to pass the BFA which is like 30 pushups 45 situps 2.4km <13 etc

and you have to be able to pass that for the rest of your service time i think
 

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I also have got the e-mail, stating that i have been shortlisted and ill be contacted within 14 days for my YOU session. Just wondering how many more rounds/assessments to go, before your told whether you got it? I heard that they have already cut 50% of applicants.
 

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They more than likely cut the list in half by the application form, at my YOU session i went to a few weeks ago, they told me 10,000 people applyed for the GAP 2011. So i guess theres 5000 left now.


I also have got the e-mail, stating that i have been shortlisted and ill be contacted within 14 days for my YOU session. Just wondering how many more rounds/assessments to go, before your told whether you got it? I heard that they have already cut 50% of applicants.
 

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I got Shortlisted aswell, Does everyone get through the You session that got shortlisted and onto the Assesment stage, or do they cut people???
 

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Everyone has to go to a YOU session to do the aptitude test. But those who have already done their YOU session before being shortlisted go straight to the assesment stage, thats what im doing, i got 2 weeks to study. I'm guessing the majority of the cut will be made after the assesment stage. At my YOU session the careers guy said 10,000 people applied for GAP 2011. Only 300 positions are avaliable. Good luck champ.

I got Shortlisted aswell, Does everyone get through the You session that got shortlisted and onto the Assesment stage, or do they cut people???
 

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2 weeks to study?
study for what?

what happens at the assessment day? is it just all fitness work?
 

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At assesment day there is no fitness work, it's only interviews; psychological, main medical and job. All of which go for about 30 minutes. You have to understand what ADF lifestyle is like, ADF Corps', what the training process is, pay and leave entitlements, posting bases, equipment and weapons you may use, operational environments... etc etc. you basically have to have a detailed understanding of the ADF for you to have a chance at getting in. The fitness component is only done if you are accepted into your job and its done just before your enlisted and sent off to Kapooka.

2 weeks to study?
study for what?

what happens at the assessment day? is it just all fitness work?
 

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Basically the assesment day is like a job interview
with a medical and psych evaluation as well

know your job and army life in general

do some study

basically you are interviewing for a $50k p/a job with 300 positions and 5000 applicants
 

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ah well ya try ya luck i guess, dont get in just cop it on the chin, theres always next year or full time
 

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mate, gap year is the same as full time ya do all the same stuff as full timers ya just dont get deployed and dont do 4 years, majority go on and do full time anyway
 

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wow i better go study then too ahha

where do i fnd the info?
on the ADF website?

do you rekon you could explain maybe a little bit more, i know i dont know alot about it but im real keen on joining the army
 

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mate, gap year is the same as full time ya do all the same stuff as full timers ya just dont get deployed and dont do 4 years, majority go on and do full time anyway
you are heaps dumb and have NO chance of making it

i realise that, i said that if you dont make the gap year, you can always join fulltime anyway




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just research the job you are applying for, all the info you need is on the defencejobs website
 

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Depends what job your going for, everything in on the defence jobs website,

Gap Year | Education | Defence Jobs
Home | Defence Jobs

What job are you going for, ill post everything you'll need to study.


wow i better go study then too ahha

where do i fnd the info?
on the ADF website?

do you rekon you could explain maybe a little bit more, i know i dont know alot about it but im real keen on joining the army
 

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