Signallers work with the sophisticated communications equipment and technology which keeps the Army's command and control systems up and running. You will learn to set up and operate multi-channel communications, long and short range radio networks and satellite terminals.
As a Signaller you would most likely be employed in a command post environment. However, in the past Reserve Signallers have deployed overseas as Rifleman operating in both a Rifleman and Signaller role.
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 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.
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 will be required to complete a signallers MOD 4 course. This teaches you how operate the Tactical Military Communications Systems (TMCS) within the NZ Army. This course is only an introduction to the systems you will operate as a signaller. You will then need to continue training to improve your familiarity with the equipment and become a proficient signaller.
The skills learnt on the MOD 4 will enable a Reserve signaller to work in a Combat Net Radio (CNR) environment. This will incorporate (but is not limited to) the following disciplines:
You may get the opportunity to complete one the NZ Army driving courses to enhance your employability within your trade.
This trade is only available to personnel in the Auckland region.