Cadet Program launched in Alice Springs

13 October 2017
NT Police Fire and Emergency Services launched its Cadet program at Centralian Senior College today, with more than 100 students attending.
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This is the first time new the two-year program has been extended to Alice Springs and students who participate will graduate with a POL21115 Certificate II in Community Engagement  and a BSB30115 Certificate III in Business that counts towards the NTCET, along with gaining practical skills from within the Tri-service.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Danny Bacon addressed the students at the launch, encouraging them to apply for the program.

“I myself was a cadet and it was a fantastic experience, it set me up for my life and made me who I am today,” he said.

He was joined by Senior Constable 1/C Alistair Taylor from Dog Operations who was a cadet in 1985.

Several students have already shown interest and engaged with crew from the Tri-service at the launch. Two cadets who are currently enrolled in the program came down to Alice Springs and chatted to the students, answering questions they had about their experiences as PFES Cadets.

The program will commence with 16 students in Year 11 next year and is delivered in partnership with the Department of Education.