226 ACU parades every Tuesday night during school terms from 6 pm - 9 pm. The following unit training is conducted:
Drill training is conducted to help instill discipline and to increase the team working skills of the cadets.
Cadets are given lessons on various aspects of fieldcraft, such as knots and lashings, camouflage and concealment, survival training, target identification, radio communication procedures and more.
Taught by our most senior cadets, Navigation is a vital skill in the AAC. Cadets are taught to navigate off track and cross-country using compasses and protractors, without the aid of a GPS.
Cadets are given one-on-one instruction from soldiers on how to safely clean, handle and fire the F88 Austeyr Assault Rifle and the F89 Minimi Light Machine Gun. They are given the opportunity to fire both weapons in a simulated environment, as well as on a firing range with live ammunition.
First Aid lessons are taught by our units qualified First Aid personnel. These lessons include the identification and treatment of injuries, the correct treatment for a snake or spider bite, how to treat an asthmatic attack, applying splints and much more.
Physical Training (PT) is regularly conducted at 226 ACU. This is to ensure a high standard of fitness among the cadets, as well as to increase the bond of friendship among cadets through less formal sporting activities.