What will I learn?

Boating: Sail and power
First aid
Radio Procedures
Navigation: Sea and land
Seamanship skills
Survival skills: Land and sea
Weapons Training and marksmanship
General service knowledge
Instructional Technique
Recreational Training

TS Taupo offers NZQA Unit Standards as recognised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Leadership courses

Cadets will be promoted to higher ranks by attending Junior and Senior Leadership courses.  After about one year in the Sea cadets you will become eligible to go on a Leadership Course conducted by NZ Cadet forces at Ohakea and sometimes Waiouru. As you progress you could be promoted to Leading Cadet and be in charge of younger cadets and their training. All along , you will learn self discipline and responsibility from fully qualified officers and instructors.


The Chief of Navy Scholarship is offered to any deserving cadet  for tertiary education. It is awarded annually and is worth  about $6000. But if more than one candidate is worthy it is split between cadets.

Other qualifications

New Zealand Day Skippers qualification
Sailing Charge
Boat Masters
Shooting Coaches course


This page was last updated  on Tuesday, 05 August 2014