Navy | Purāu-pōuri
The Navy's prime purpose is to defend the marine of New Zealand and while working with the Air Force and Army, provide assistance to communities in need. Being a part of the Navy, you need to be disciplined, confident and organised. Being deployed means you will spend most of your time on a navy vessel, so having a passion for the ocean and being comfortable in confined spaces is important when making a decision to join this force.
There is only one Navy Base in New Zealand Devonport, Auckland
Qualifications for the Navy
To be eligible for this career you need to
Be at least 17 years old
Be a New Zealand citizen, or a New Zealand residence class visa holder
Be physically and medically fit
Hold a driver's licence that is within regulations
Have a minimum of NCEA level 2 with 12 credits in English
Navy Fitness Tests
The Navy’s service fitness tests include a Multi-Stage Fitness Test(beep test), a body drag and an equipment lift/carry. This test you will complete in your initial training and will be required to keep up to these fitness standards throughout your career.
The Navy also has a swim test. This test calls for you to swim 50 metres and straight after completion of that, tread water for the following three minutes making sure to keep afloat.