Ground Training Directorates Cadet TNA Project Team are proud to announce the launch of their Vision 75 documentation that represent 14 months of research, over 45 hours of face-to-face interviews around Australia and 5, 294 survey responses that form a powerful evidenced representation of the collective AAFC voice. The documents are the;
Cadet Training Needs Analysis Report 2014 Cadet Training Needs Analysis Discussion Paper 2014
The launch video presentation by Director Ground Training WGCDR (AAFC) Shaun Young can be viewed at:
The two documents and the research evidence are backed by 25 key findings and 120 recommendations that can be found on the AAFC Intranet (log-in and password required) at the following address:
There is also a ‘quick link’ to the folder from the AAFC Intranet homepage.
In February these documents were presented to the AAFC and Cadet Branch-Air Force Senior Leadership Teams and are now officially released to Cadets and Staff of the AAFC to provide full and open feedback and to commence a period of consultative discussion on GTD’s Vision for the future of Cadet Training.
Some of the key messages that go with these informative documents are:
- Vision 75 contains GTD’s Vision based upon its research, but in the form of a discussion paper, not a fait accompli.
- It is a big discussion paper and if taken out of context and not appropriately cross-referenced with the report and its annexures may be difficult to understand or may cause disagreement.
- The discussion paper is academic and is designed to generate discussion within the AAFC and ADF, however it is aimed at all the people who control the fate of the AAFC.
- It looks at cadet training needs across Australia, not just Wing or Squadron level, so what is proposed or recommended might work well in one situation, but struggle in others.
- Both documents are backed by evidence that must be viewed in context.
- A hard copy of both documents have been sent to each SQN-FLT-HQ.
We ask that Cadets and Staff talk about it, download it, flick through it and ask to see it in hard copy at their SQN’s and consider how the outcomes and recommendations will improve the cadet experience for the whole of Australia, not just your WG or SQN.