Two cadets completing the the 6 Wing Senior Non-commissioned Officer Course, CSGT Lachlan Turlan receiving the Encouragement Award of Course A, and CSGT Josef Gerstenmayer receiving the Encouragement Award of Course B.
After successfully completing their 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.