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Australian Air Force (RAAF) Fitness Testing

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.

Assessment Tests

Pre-entry Fitness Assessment (PFA) tests and requirements are:

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:


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.

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