The Australian Air Force requires new recruits to undergo fitness assessments as part of the recruitment process. Below is some information about the fitness requirements and standards. This information is presented for discussion - for up to date information see official sources.
Pre-entry Fitness Assessment (PFA) tests and requirements are:
- Pushups - 4 (females), 10 (males)
- Sit-ups (feet held) - 20 sit-ups
- Beep test — 6.5 minimum
Weight is also a factor. The maximum allowable BMI for entry to the Air Force is 32.9 (29.9 for Pilots). Also, BMIs of less than 18.5 are considered too low as they present a risk of injury during training
When you arrive at 1RTU you will be required to pass a Physical Fitness Test, which consists of the following:
- Flexed arm hang or push ups
- Sit ups (feet held or unheld)
- 2.4km run
The workplace assessment tests listed here are believed to be accurate at the time it was accessed. Testing protocols and standards are often changed. Please see official sources for accurate up to date information. If you have corrections please contact me or use the comments form below.
- For more examples, see the pages on fitness testing for Navy, Army, Law Enforcement (Police), Fire Department, and general tests.
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