As a Movement Operator you will be in charge of the planning, co-ordinating and execution of the movement of equipment and personnel from one location to another by land, air or sea.
Daily activities a movement operator may be involved in are:
These various tasks see you working very closely with members of the RNZAF and RNZN. Once you are a qualified movement operator you may have the opportunity to be involved in the annual loading and unloading of stores and equipment sent to Antarctica or be involved in the preparation of troops being deployed overseas.
As an Army Reserve soldier, the minimum remuneration you will be paid from day one is a daily rate of $105.39. Your remuneration will increase upon graduation of your recruit course to a daily rate of $119.41 and will continue to increase on promotion and seniority.
You must have a class 1 licence with nil traffic convictions. Class 2, & FL licences are highly desirable.
No decreased colour perception.
You must have completed at least three years at secondary school.
A proven ability in English, Mathematics and one other subject at NCEA Level 1 (12 credits per subject) or equivalent.
You must be medically fit for service.
Initial training consists of three modules which equate to approximately 7 weeks of training. Mod 1 and 2 are normally conducted in November and Mod 3 in Early January. It is preferable that you are able to complete these modules back to back.
Recruit Territorial Force All Corps Basic 157 Training Dates
Mod 1 -17-18 Nov 2012.
Mod 2 -19 Nov 2012 – 15 Dec 2012.
Mod 3 - 07 - 26 Jan 2013.
Please note that this course structure is currently under review and may change.
The purpose of Mod 1 is to familiarise recruits with the Army prior to them attending the Recruit Territorial Force All Corps Basic Mod 2.
This is a two day introduction to life in the Army. During this period you will be introduced to drill, Military Law, and the Ethos and Values on the NZ Army. You will also be taught how to live in a military environment and the standards that are required of you over the next two modules. Mod 1 and 2 are conducted annually in mid-November
The aim of this course is to produce a soldier capable of a fulfilling an appointment within an infantry section. The Mod 2 is a 28 day course conducted immediately after the Mod 1.
During the Mod 2 you will be introduced to:
Mod 3 is conducted in early January and is a continuation module building on skills you have learnt, and providing you with further skills to enable you to be a section member within a rifle section.
This is a further 21 days of solid training, and at the completion of this module you will be ready for service and employment within your Reserve Unit.
During your final period of initial training you will:
Continue to develop your talent on the drill square.
Over the course of the three modules of training you will cover the majority of the activities that are conducted on the Regular Force All Arms Recruit Course. However, you will only be given an introduction and will continue to develop your skills within your home unit.
After completing the Mod 3 you are first required to complete the junior driver course before you are able to conduct the junior Movement Operator’s course.
Driver RNZALR Territorial Force Junior Course
This is a 14 day course which aims to produce a RNZALR Reserve driver who is proficient in carrying out basic driver duties in a combat service support section.
This course will introduce you to movement orders, vehicle navigation aids, and tactical driving including camouflage and concealment techniques for vehicles. You will also participate in transport and distribution procedures within a combat service support section.
You may get the opportunity to complete one the NZ Army driving familiarisation courses to enhance your employability within your trade.
Movement Operator, RNZALR, Junior Course
This is a 30 day course which aims to train RNZALR movement operators to perform the duties of a junior movement controller, junior terminal operator and junior aerial delivery rigger. This course with teach you the procedures such as controlling, administering and the various roles for transiting personnel and equipment during terminal operations, for both air and sea ports. You will also be tough basic aerial delivery theory and learn to rig aerial delivery containers ready for air drop.
All training for this trade is conducted out on Linton Camp near Palmerston North. It is preferable that personnel applying for this trade are from the Manawatu region.