The Journey To Become A LeaderWatch Video
RMC. Where tomorrow's leaders are made.
The Royal Military College (RMC) in Duntroon, ACT, is one of the world's truly outstanding military training institutions. Every course at RMC focuses on bringing out your best qualities and equipping you with the confidence and skills to make decisions, think quickly on your feet and motivate others in any situation.
At RMC, you'll learn all the skills and knowledge you need to turn from a regular civilian into a world-class officer in today's Army.
Ways to become a leader
How you train to be an officer at RMC depends largely on your situation. Even with no prior experience or qualifications, you could become a Lieutenant in charge of your own platoon of soldiers. Imagine going from your current life to graduating as a General Service Officer in just 18 months. If you're a qualified professional, your training is even shorter. Explore all the courses at RMC here.
Applying for RMC
Your journey to becoming a leader starts here.
To get into RMC, simply apply for the officer role you're interested in. Make sure you have your details handy; things like work experience, education and contact details.
Next, you'll attend a Your Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) Session at a Defence Force Recruiting Centre. This includes several tests and an interview to determine which jobs you are best suited to.
This session includes a Medical Assessment, Psychological Interview and a Defence Interview. But don't worry, it's not a daunting process.
The Officer Selection Board will test your leadership skills, teamwork and other individual abilities. It involves several activities, as well as an interview with a panel of military officers and a psychologist.
Before you're appointed as an Officer Cadet, you must pass the Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA). The PFA includes push-ups and sit-ups and a shuttle run (beep test). But it's OK, you'll get plenty of time to prepare.
On your appointment day, you will undergo a final medical check. Then you'll take part in your welcome ceremony which your family and friends are invited to attend.
Officer Selection Board - Upcoming Dates
The Royal Military College (RMC) Officer Selection Boards (OSB) are a one day format held in Canberra at RMC, Duntroon. The OSB will test your leadership potential, through testing your leadership skills, teamwork and fitness. The OSB will also include a panel interview with military members and a psychologist.
(Applicants can also attend these dates for January 2014 intake)
(Applicants can also attend these dates for July 2014 intake)