I aced my Staff P2. Still got the book somewhere…
But… Master at 15, maybe you get FS at 16, you do this Presentation Skills malarkey and then get your MOI…
Then what? What does that cadet want to do? What can they do? If they stick around past 18, maybe go for CWO, what does that role entail? They sign a form to say they’re happy taking responsibility as a defacto staff member and we use them as such - yet they have no set mechanism for learning or knowing where to find the relevant regulations and documents.
What do we want from an O18/CWO? Someone who knows regulations or at least the correct documents would be a great help and to a degree already occurs for those we’re trying to keep within the fold and maybe hold onto post-20 if they are sticking around.
There was nothing greatly strenuous within Pt2 and its a formalised knowledge base that has essentially been lost. What would it be? Probably just one additional short course on Ultilearn with an exam.
But thanks for the proof of your contrarianism:
Well, I imagined it and suddenly you’re shooting the idea down.
Not strictly true: 1st Class, Leading, Senior, Staff Pt1, Staff Pt2, BASIC+MOI .
So… how about: 1st Class, Leading, Senior, Master, Staff Pt2-ish, AVIP? (PS+MOI in the mixer somewhere).
So it’s not that extra, really (and there’s potentially an additional 12 months to complete everything). PS is technically extra, but as mentioned this is something that many units run anyway.
Of course, fairly moot if the 18yos are slashed. If that happens, stick in the AVIP course.