Initial Officer Training Programme (IOTP) Brochure View Brochure
Duration: Fifteen (15) weeks, over one (1) year
Location: CMA Newcastle
The aim of the IOTP is to prepare selected officer cadets to perform duties and fill roles at the basic officer
level of leadership required for the JDF. The IOTP syllabus comprises the fundamental subject areas of the commissioning
course at RMAS, outlined as follows:
Leadership and Management on the battlefield and in barracks including:
Basic Military Competencies
Potential officers are identified by the JDF Officer Selection Board (OSB) or the equivalent
assessment/selection process in their home country/parent organization. The minimum requirements for
admission are outlined as follows:
Physical Fitness – On arrival, the officer cadet must be able to pass the Recruit Evaluation Fitness Test (Entry).
English Language Proficiency – Non-English-speaking students will be admitted, provided that they achieve a minimum level
of five point five (5.5) in the International English Language Testing Scheme (IELTS), with no lower than five (5) in any language
skills (for cadets whose first language is not English).
Computer Literacy – An entrant must have met all Base Module requirements of the International Computer Driver’s Licence (ICDL).
Attitudes – Entrants must have the will and determination to succeed on this challenging course. It is expected that entrants
aspire to become officers in their country’s Armed Forces and intend to continue a career in the military as an officer on completion of the course.
The program awards credits to an undergraduate degree and hence conforms to the international academic standards of accreditation.
The course will award approximately thirty (30) credits, a third of an undergraduate degree credit requirement.
The IOTP will be offered three (3) times for the year, with terms starting September, January and May of each year.