After successfully completing your first stage of training which typically takes 12 months, cadets are reclassified to Leading Cadet or LCDT for short. Promotions after Leading Cadet are on a competitive basis and Leading Cadets must complete a Promotion Course before being promoted further.
Any LCDT can apply for the Junior Non-Commissioned Officer Course. A cadet's Commanding Officer (CO) reviews the LCDT's application, and, if successful, endorses their application, to attend a promotion course (held during school holidays) conducted by their Wing. Occasionally cadets get the opportunity to visit interstate for the course.
During the recent July 2014 school holidays, cadets from 6WG (SA) and 8WG (NT) joined together at RAAF Base Darwin, to undertake their JNCO Course. Their final parade was inspected by a very special reviewing officer, the incoming Director General Cadets – Air Force (DGCADETS-AF), Air Commodore Terry Delahunty, AM.