Recruit School Instructors

The Instructor's role at Recruit School is without a doubt the hardest, most demanding, yet most rewarding of all. It entails 9 weeks of dedication and commitment, drawing extensively on the professional knowledge of the Instructor.



Staff are selected from all eligible Leading Seamen who meet the selection criteria:

  • Completed the Leading Seaman Leadership Course;
  • Have an excellent reporting history;
  • Motivated to improving the RAN;
  • Successfully passed the RAN Physical Fitness Test.

Before an Instructor can undertake the role of training future recruits they are required to have completed the RAN Recruit Instructors Course. This three-week course consists of:

  • RAN First Aid requalification;
  • RAN Learning Facilitator course;
  • Parade training;
  • Adventure ropes;
  • Youth training skills;
  • On-the-job training.


Recruit Instructors will:

  • At all times behave in a way that upholds Navy Values and the good reputation of recruit training;
  • Encourage initiative in every trainee;
  • Recognise and reward achievement of recruit trainees;
  • Learn to understand, appreciate and respect the differences of colleagues and recruit trainees;
  • Develop confidence and teamwork;
  • Lead, train and counsel;
  • Be fair and consistent;
  • Act with care and diligence.

Recruit Instructors are required to act at all times under the COMTRAIN Code of Conduct.

For further information contact:

  • Current Warrant Officer (WO) skype number is (02) 9537 5980
  • Current Senior Instructor (SI) skype number is (07) 4252 5568


  • Deliver the RAN Training curriculum
  • Leadership
  • Recruit development
  • Equity and diversity
  • Mentor recruits
  • Military skills