Commando Amphibious Operations Course


Australian Army soldiers from the Commando Amphibious Operations Course conducted a training activity from Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft into the waters off Manly, Sydney, in late-September 2018.

The students parachuted into the ocean on a stormy day and were then required to fight the swell and assemble their Zodiac inflatable boats before heading off on a practise mission.

Conducted by the Special Operations Training and Education Centre, the Commando Amphibious Operations Course is part of the commando reinforcement cycle series of training courses designed to train soldiers who have passed the commando selection course.

Established in September 2017, the Centre is responsible for the recruitment, selection, training, education and trade management of all Special Operations Command personnel.

Based at Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney, personnel oversee the conduct of all Special Operations Command training and education courses across Australia, the Centre transitioned from the Special Forces Training Centre in order to enable professional mastery across all Special Operations Command units.

Australian Department of Defence

September 26, 2018