Online Training Day – Saturday 31st July 2021

Online Training Day

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, an Online Training Day has been organised by the Training Department to take place on Saturday 31st July 2021. All members are allowed to attend and participate regardless of their registration to the Traning Camp. All information, a full schedule of training topics and details on instructors are available below.

Online Training Day starts in…

2021/07/31 09:30:00
What you will need
In order to participate, you will need to get yourself ready with certain items. These are listed here. We also have some recommendations you should consider before joining on the day.

What you will need:

  • Microphone

    You will need a microphone so you can be heard when asking questions.

  • Speakers/Headphones

    You will need speakers attached to your device or headphones so you can hear the instructor and other participants.

  • Zoom Software

    You will need the Zoom Software on your computer or tablet. Using a mobile phone is not recommended.

What is recommended:

  • Web Cam / Camera

    Some instructors may require you to be seen in order to ask a question. It’s best to have a webcam or camera on your device so you can be seen by other participants and the instructor.

  • Keyboard

    You may need a keyboard to type in the chat when the instructor requests it or to talk to other participants when you are muted.

  • Quiet Space

    It’s best if you can go to a quiet space in your house where background noise can be minimised. Turn off TVs and other noisy devices.

How to access the Online Training Day
Accessing the Online Training Day is easy, just simply click on the “Join Zoom Meeting” button below and follow the prompts on your device.

Manual Zoom Meeting details:

Topic: Australian Air League NSW Group – Online Training Day
Time: Jul 31, 2021 09:15 AM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
You will not be able to join until 9:15 AM.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87673962502

Meeting ID: 876 7396 2502
No password is needed. Calling in by phone is not supported.

Common Questions and Answers
You might have some questions about how the zoom meeting will run or how to interact with your instructor. You can find answers to the most common questions here.

If you want to test everything is working join the zoom meeting on the day at 9:15 AM. When you join and are let into the meeting use the “Raise Hand” feature to request to be un-muted by the host. You will be able to quickly test your microphone works during this 15-minute window before the session begins. It is also recommended that you down Zoom (https://zoom.us/download) on your computer or device before the training day and test by creating your own meeting with yourself or with your friends to get used to using it. Zoom is free to use for 30 minutes.

When you first join you will be muted. To ask to be unmuted you can click the raise your virtual hand by clicking on the “Reactions” button on the bottom of the zoom screen and then selecting “Raise Hand”. You will need to wait for a host or instructor to un-mute you.

To join an online class when its time to (during a period shown on the schedule below) simply click the “Breakout Rooms” button at the bottom of the Zoom window. A window will pop-up and you can click the blue “Join” link to the right of the topic you wish to participate in. Make sure you select the blue “Yes” button to join the online class. Here is an image that might help.

At the bottom of this page is a section for Topics for each period (click here to jump to this section). You can click on each topic name to expand the topic and see more information. Inside the more information for each topic is a section labeled “This topic is designed for”. This area will tell you who this topic is for. For the example below if you are new to the Air League this is the topic, you would join. If your a Corporal or NCO, you will need to check the other topics scheduled for this period to see what suits you best. If you are unsure, check with an Officer in your Squadron or your Officer Commanding Squadron.

If you find yourself in the wrong online class or once your instructor tells you to return to the main zoom session or to leave the room, click on the blue “Leave Room” button at the bottom right-hand corner of the Zoom Window. If you don’t see this button check that your zoom window isn’t small as the button may be hidden when in a small window. After you click the blue “Leave Room” button another window may pop-up, if it does, click the blue “Leave Breakout Room” button. If your stuck, don’t worry because everyone will be returned to the main Zoom session within 5 minutes of the period ending.

To ask a Host for help click on the Chat button at the bottom of the Zoom Window to open the chat dialog. Select a Host or Co-Host from the list and type “Help” in the chat.

To change your display name click on the Participants button on the bottom of the Zoom Window, this will open a dialog to the right of the Zoom Window. Hover over your name and click the blue “More” button. Then select the “Rename” button that appears.

We ask that everyone use the name format of “Rank” “Name” (“Squadron”) similar to the below example.

All Uniform Members of the Air League can attend this Online Training Day. You can attend even if you did not register for the recently cancelled Training Camp.

Schedule for Online Training Day
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    0930HRS (9:30AM) - Join Zoom

    All Members can join the zoom session. The Training Department will provide an introduction to the Online Training Day and provide some instructions on how to use the features in zoom.

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    1000HRS (10:00AM) - Period 1

    Period 1. The first few topics will be run by instructors. Members can choose a breakout room to attend and participate in the topic that applies to them.

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    1100HRS (11:00AM) - Morning Break

    Break & Free Time. Members will return the main session and 4 different breakout rooms will be available for members to choose from to participate in free time and interact socially with other members. This is also time for participants to break for the bathroom, food, etc.

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    1130HRS (11:30AM) - Period 2

    Period 2. The second round of topics will be run by instructors. Members can choose a breakout room to attend and participate in the topic that applies to them.

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    1230HRS (12:30PM) - Lunch Break

    Break & time for Lunch. Members will return to the main session and a break will take place for 30 mins to allow participants to have lunch, use the bathroom, etc.

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    1300HRS (1:00PM) - Period 3

    Period 3. The third round of topics will be run by instructors. Members can choose a breakout room to attend and participate in the topic that applies to them.

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    1400HRS (2:00PM) - Afternoon Break

    Break & Free Time. Members will return the main session and 4 different breakout rooms will be available for members to choose from to participate in free time and interact socially with other members. This is also time for participants to break for the bathroom, food, etc.

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    1430HRS (2:30PM) - Period 4

    Period 4. The fourth round of topics will be run by instructors. Members can choose a breakout room to attend and participate in the topic that applies to them.

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    1530HRS (3:30PM) - Survey & Rollcall

    Survey and Recap. Members will return to the Main Session and participate in a poll of how the online training sessions felt to them. A Roll Call of members will be conducted and the meeting will be closed at 1600HRS.

Topics for Period 1
The following topis will be available for members during period 1.
Instructor

Squadron Captain Pam Price DSA MSA

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Identify personal abilities
  • Recognise how Cadets contribute to Squadron operations
  • Understand opportunities to develop further abilities

This topic is designed for

General – Cadets who are new to Air League

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple 5 question, multiple choice Quick Topic Assessment is designed to test if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

Your Abilities (GTC001)

Please provide your information so we can record your results.

Please provide your full name and email address if you would like a copy of the certificate emailed to you if you pass this topic.

1 / 5

What is an “ability”?

2 / 5

How long do I have to be a member before I can contribute to the success of my Squadron?

3 / 5

What rank do I have to be before I am able to contribute to the success of my Squadron?

4 / 5

What is the best way to contribute to your Squadron?

5 / 5

In Air League, what is a good way to develop your existing abilities and learn new abilities?

Your score is

How would you rate the course you just completed?

Instructor

Wing Captain Valee Howard

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Have a clear understanding of the rank structure of the Air League
  • Understand the difference between ranks and appointments
  • Be able to identify the holders of significant appointments
  • Learn how different appointments fit within the organisational structure
  • Understand the relationship between appointments and the chain of command

This topic is designed for

Stage 1 – Cadets who are preparing for promotion to Leading Cadet or have recently been promoted to Leading Cadet.

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple 5 question, multiple choice Quick Topic Assessment is designed to test if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

Ranks and Appointments (NTR106)

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1 / 5

What appointment is in charge of the Squadron?

2 / 5

What appointment is responsible for discipline within the squadron?

3 / 5

What Staff Tab appointment is this?

 

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4 / 5

How many Gold Bars does a Commissioner have?

5 / 5

What is the highest rank an officer holding the Group Field appointment could hold?

Your score is

How would you rate the course you just completed?

Instructor

First Officer Greg Baker-Moss

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Understand leadership attributes and qualities
  • Learn how to adapt existing leadership skills to new situations
  • Develop strategies to maintain control of a situation
  • Understand how to utilise the chain of command effectively

This topic is designed for

Stage 2 – Leading Cadets who are preparing for promotion to Corporal or have recently been promoted to Corporal.

Stage 3 – Corporals who are preparing for promotion to Sergeant or have recently been promoted to Sergeant.

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple 5 question, multiple choice Quick Topic Assessment is designed to test if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

Leadership (NTR204)

Please provide your information so we can record your results.

Please provide your full name and email address if you would like a copy of the certificate emailed to you if you pass this topic.

1 / 5

What is the fundamental attribute that holds together your leadership qualities?

2 / 5

What are the three aspects of John Adair’s functional leadership model?

3 / 5

What does the acronym PICSIE

4 / 5

Which is an example of using the chain of command INCORRECTLY.

5 / 5

Where is the best place to get information about how to wear your AAL Uniform?

Your score is

How would you rate the course you just completed?

Instructor

Group Lieutenant Brendan Gregory

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Learn written communication skills
  • Understand the various AAL forms and when they are to be used
  • Be given an introduction to the National Administration System
  • Understand the importance of record keeping
  • Establish sound record keeping methods

This topic is designed for

Stage 4 – Youth Members who are preparing for promotion to Warrant Officer or a member who is a Warrant Officer.

Stages 5-8 – All Officers

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple Quick Topic Assessment allows you to self-assess if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

Administration (NTR305)

Please provide your information so we can record your results.

Please provide your full name and email address if you would like a copy of the certificate emailed to you if you pass this topic.

1 / 9

What is NOT a main purpose of administration in the AAL?

2 / 9

How should a Squadron OC obtain permission to take the Squadron rock climbing on a weekend?

3 / 9

What is the preferred method of requesting Education Exams for your Squadron?

4 / 9

Where should a request for an NCO promotion request be directed?

5 / 9

Which of the following describes an acceptable process to enrol a new member into the AAL?

6 / 9

Do you think you can establish sound record-keeping methods in your role or upcoming role as an Officer?

7 / 9

Do you feel like you have an understanding of the importance of record-keeping?

8 / 9

Do you feel like you understand how to use the National Administration System and what it is used for?

9 / 9

Do you feel you understand the various AAL forms and when they are to be used?

Your score is

How would you rate the course you just completed?

Topics for Period 2
The following topis will be available for members during period 2.
Instructor

Wing Captain Valee Howard

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Identify the AAL NCO insignia
  • Understand the responsibility of NCO ranks
  • Recognise the attributes of an NCO

This topic is designed for

General – Cadets who are new to Air League

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple 5 question, multiple choice Quick Topic Assessment is designed to test if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

NCO Ranks (GTC003)

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Please provide your full name and email address if you would like a copy of the certificate emailed to you if you pass this topic.

1 / 5

How many Chevrons does a Sergeant have?

2 / 5

What side is the NCO Lanyard worn on?

3 / 5

What colour is the NCO Lanyard?

4 / 5

Which of the following is not an attribute of a good NCO?

5 / 5

What is the first NCO rank you can be promoted to?

Your score is

How would you rate the course you just completed?

Instructor

Squadron Sergeant Zac Baker-Moss

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Fully understand the duties of a Leading Cadet
  • Be introduced to the duties of a Corporal
  • Understand the Air League organisational structure
  • Develop an understanding of their role in the Air League

This topic is designed for

Stage 1 – Cadets who are preparing for promotion to Leading Cadet or have recently been promoted to Leading Cadet.

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple 5 question, multiple choice Quick Topic Assessment is designed to test if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

Duties of an NCO (NTR104)

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Please provide your full name and email address if you would like a copy of the certificate emailed to you if you pass this topic.

1 / 5

Where is the best place to get information about how to wear your AAL Uniform?

2 / 5

What two elements are critical when giving a drill command?

3 / 5

Who is the Corporal responsible and answerable to?

4 / 5

What is the highest ranking body of the Air League Organisational Structure?

5 / 5

Which is NOT a duty of a Corporal?

Your score is

How would you rate the course you just completed?

Instructor

Group Commissioner Brendan Fox

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Understand how to find field resources
  • Learn about available NCO development resources
  • Understand how to effectively use and understand the AAL Manual
  • Be able to use the chain of command to obtain or provide resources

This topic is designed for

Stage 2 – Leading Cadets who are preparing for promotion to Corporal or have recently been promoted to Corporal.

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple 5 question, multiple choice Quick Topic Assessment is designed to test if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

Utilising Resources (NTR208)

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Please provide your full name and email address if you would like a copy of the certificate emailed to you if you pass this topic.

1 / 5

What is the Web Portal Address where you can access important information about AAL rules and resources?

2 / 5

Which resources are available on the manual.airleague.com.au portal?

3 / 5

Where would you find which qualifications you require to be promoted?

4 / 5

For Flight Drill, are you required to read any other section of the manual

5 / 5

Why is it important to follow the chain of command when finding additional information?

Your score is

How would you rate the course you just completed?

Instructor

Squadron Lieutenant Bronwyn Garvin

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Learn the importance of working in a team environment
  • Learn to identify different types of team members
  • Identify obstacles to teamwork and communication
  • Establish strategies to overcome obstacles for the team
  • Establish ways to deal with disruptions

This topic is designed for

Stage 3 – Corporals who are preparing for promotion to Sergeant or have recently been promoted to Sergeant.

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple 5 question, multiple choice Quick Topic Assessment is designed to test if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

Inspiring a Team (NTR306) INCOMPLETE

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1 / 1

Which word start with the letter A

Your score is

How would you rate the course you just completed?

Instructor

Second Officer Darby Thompson

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Understand various styles of leadership
  • Identify the qualities of an effective leader
  • Understand leadership dynamics.

This topic is designed for

Stage 4 – Youth Members who are preparing for promotion to Warrant Officer or a member who is a Warrant Officer.

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple 5 question, multiple choice Quick Topic Assessment is designed to test if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

Leadership Fundamentals (NTR401)

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1 / 5

Which of these leadership styles is the least effective in teaching younger cadets?

2 / 5

Which of these combinations of qualities makes an effective leader?

3 / 5

Which of the following is not an effective leadership strategy:

4 / 5

You are in charge of overseeing drill in your squadron one night and see a cadet who struggles to understand the section fall in. Which of the following actions should you take to assist the cadet:

5 / 5

You are setting up teams for physical activity and notice that all the same cadets stick together which typically ends in an unfair match. What strategy is effective to ensure good teamwork and leadership development:

Your score is

How would you rate the course you just completed?

Instructor

Squadron Captain Pam Price DSA MSA

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Be able to source and identify recruiting opportunities
  • Sourcing recruiting tools
  • Understand the principles of retaining members

This topic is designed for

Stages 5-8 – All Officers

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple 5 question, multiple choice Quick Topic Assessment is designed to test if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

Recruiting and Retaining Members (OTR702)

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1 / 5

One of the best ways to gain new members is …

2 / 5

One of the best tools a Squadron has to gain new members is ….

3 / 5

The four key words to keeping existing members are …

4 / 5

The best way to keep Cadets engaged is to …

5 / 5

What is the document that has the promise that every Officer must make and keep

Your score is

How would you rate the course you just completed?

Topics for Period 3
The following topis will be available for members during period 3.
Instructor

Squadron Lieutenant Bronwyn Garvin

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Understand the importance of being a team member
  • How to be an effective team member
  • Giving and asking for help

This topic is designed for

General – Cadets who are new to Air League

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple 5 question, multiple choice Quick Topic Assessment is designed to test if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

Teamwork (GTC004) INCOMPLETE

Please provide your information so we can record your results.

Please provide your full name and email address if you would like a copy of the certificate emailed to you if you pass this topic.

1 / 1

Which word start with the letter A

Your score is

How would you rate the course you just completed?

Instructor

Second Officer Darby Thompson

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Learn about the customs and courtesies expected in the Air League
  • Establish techniques to maintain respect
  • Understand the chain of command and its importance
  • Demonstrate a high level of respect of others

This topic is designed for

Stage 1 – Cadets who are preparing for promotion to Leading Cadet or have recently been promoted to Leading Cadet.

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple 5 question, multiple choice Quick Topic Assessment is designed to test if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

Respect (NTR105)

Please provide your information so we can record your results.

Please provide your full name and email address if you would like a copy of the certificate emailed to you if you pass this topic.

1 / 5

What is respect?

2 / 5

Which of the following is not true about AAL customs and courtesies?

3 / 5

All of the following are ways to maintain respectful relationships EXCEPT:

4 / 5

As an NCO, who should you go to if you’d like to speak about matters concerning drill maneuvers?

5 / 5

If they cannot assist you, who is the next person that you should seek?

Your score is

How would you rate the course you just completed?

Instructor

Group Commissioner Brendan Fox

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of others
  • Learn how to conduct training of other NCOs
  • Understand how to mentor junior NCOs
  • Be able to continue their own development towards being an officer

This topic is designed for

Stage 2 – Leading Cadets who are preparing for promotion to Corporal or have recently been promoted to Corporal.

Stage 3 – Corporals who are preparing for promotion to Sergeant or have recently been promoted to Sergeant.

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple 5 question, multiple choice Quick Topic Assessment is designed to test if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

Ongoing NCO Development (NTR307)

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1 / 5

Who can you reach out to about your own ongoing development?

2 / 5

Why is it important to monitor your own NCO development?

3 / 5

Why is it important to observe junior members in leadership roles (ie teaching drill)?

4 / 5

Why is it important to step back from directly teaching?

5 / 5

Where would you find which qualifications for someone to be promoted as an NCO?

Your score is

How would you rate the course you just completed?

Instructor

Group Lieutenant Peter Allen

In this topic the instructor has prepared a lesson that will allow members to;

  • Become familiar with Air League policies relating to child safety
  • Understand what child abuse is and how it impacts on children
  • Identify signs that indicate a child has been harmed or may be at risk of harm
  • Explain the processes of responding to and reporting child protection concerns

This topic is designed for

Stage 4 – Youth Members who are preparing for promotion to Warrant Officer or a member who is a Warrant Officer.

Stages 5-8 – All Officers

Quick Topic Assessment

This simple 5 question, multiple choice Quick Topic Assessment is designed to test if you have retained the topic content.  Please wait for your instructor to provide you with the password before trying to begin.

Child Safety (NTR408)

Please provide your information so we can record your results.

Please provide your full name and email address if you would like a copy of the certificate emailed to you if you pass this topic.

1 / 5

What is the most common form of child abuse in Australia?

2 / 5

Children who are sexually assaulted or exploited will often sexually harm their peers.

3 / 5

Which one of these is not a part of supporting a child or young person through a disclosure?

4 / 5

What two pieces of information is required when making a report?