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Royal Military College Regulations

Authoritative Version
SR 1939 No. 7 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations; Repeals the former Royal Military College of Australia Regulations.
Gazetted 16 Feb 1939
Date of repeal 16 May 1951
Repealed by Royal Military College Regulations

STATUTORY RULES.

1939. No. 7.

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REGULATIONS UNDER THE DEFENCE ACT 1903-1934.*

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Defence Act 1903-1934.

Dated this day of, 1939.

 

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

G. A. STREET

Minister of State for Defence.

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ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE REGULATIONS.

Part I.—Introductory.

Citation.

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Royal Military College Regulations.

Repeal.

2. The Statutory Rules set out in the First Schedule to these Regulations are repealed.

Parts.

3. These Regulations are divided into Parts as follows:—

Part I.—Introductory.

Part II.—Eligibility and selection of candidates.

Part III.—Admission of candidates.

Part IV.—Command, organization and establishment.

Part V.—Staff.

Part VI.—Course of instruction.

Part VII.—Expulsion, removal, resignation and discharge.

Part VIII.—Discipline.

Part IX.—Leave.

Part X.—Allowances and contributions.

Part XI.—Miscellaneous.

Definitions.

4.—(1.) In these Regulations unless the contrary intention appears—

“Cadet” means a member of the Corps of Staff Cadets;

“Commonwealth Cadet” means a Cadet who was a Commonwealth candidate;

“Commonwealth candidate” means a candidate for admission as a student who is a British subject permanently resident in Australia;

“Formation, &c., Commander” means commander of a cavalry division, or of an infantry division, or of a mixed brigade, or of the field troops in a military district, or District Base Commandant;

 

* Notified in the Commonwealth Gazette on                                                                                        , 1939.

7239.—30/5.1.1939.—Price 1s. 3d.

“Military Forces” means Military Forces of the Commonwealth;

“New Zealand Cadet” means a cadet who was a New Zealand candidate;

“New Zealand candidate” means a candidate for admission as a student who, being a British subject, is resident in the Dominion of New Zealand;

“non-commissioned officer” means a non-commissioned officer of the Corps of Staff Cadets and includes a lance non-commissioned officer but does not include a warrant officer;

“normal entry” means admission as a student of a Commonwealth candidate who is eligible for admission under sub-regulation (1.) of regulation 5 of these Regulations;

“service entry” means admission as a student of a Commonwealth candidate who is eligible for admission under sub-regulation (2.) of regulation 5 of these Regulations;

“special entry” means admission as a student of a Commonwealth candidate who is eligible for admission under sub-regulation (3.) of regulation 5 of these Regulations;

“student” means a student at the College;

“the Act” means the Defence Act 1903-1934, as amended from time to time;

“the College” means the Royal Military College established in pursuance of section 147 of the Act;

“the Commandant” means the Commandant of the College, and includes any officer for the time being performing the duties of the Commandant;

“the Instructional Staff” means the Instructional Staff of the College and includes military and civil members;

“the Military Board” means the Military Board constituted in pursuance of section 28 of the Act, or, if the Military Board is not in existence, the officer appointed to command the Military Forces in time of war;

“the Selection Board” means the Selection Board appointed in pursuance of sub-regulation (3.) of regulation 8 of these Regulations;

“under-officer” means a warrant officer who is appointed by the Commandant to be an under-officer;

“warrant-officer” means a warrant officer of the Corps of Staff Cadets.

Part II.—Eligibility and Selection of Candidates.

Conditions of eligibility (Commonwealth candidates).

5.—(1.) A Commonwealth candidate shall be eligible for admission as a student by way of normal entry, if—

(a) he is medically fit in accordance with such standard of medical fitness as is approved by the Military Board;

(b) he is unmarried;

(c) on the last Saturday in February in the year in which he joins the College, he is under the age of twenty years and over the age of sixteen years;

(d) he has passed the appropriate examination specified in the Second Schedule to these Regulations;


 

(e) he is recommended by the Selection Board in accordance with sub-regulation (6.) of regulation 8 of these Regulations and

(f) he is approved by the Minister.

(2.) A Commonwealth candidate shall be admitted as a student by way of service entry if—

(a) he is a member of the Defence Forces over the age of nineteen years;

(b) he has passed the examination specified in the Third Schedule to these Regulations; and

(c) he is approved by the Governor-General.

(3.) A Commonwealth candidate shall be eligible for admission as a student by way of special entry, if—

(a) he is medically fit in accordance with such standard of medical fitness as is approved by the Military Board;

(b) he is unmarried;

(c) on the first day of March in the year in which he joins the College, he is over the age of twenty years and under the age of twenty-five years;

(d) he possesses educational qualifications, as follows:—

(i) in the case of a candidate who is a member of the Military Forces, he has obtained at a Public Examination the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent educational qualification), including Algebra and Trigonometry and an honours pass in at least one other subject; or

(ii) in the case of a candidate who is not a member of the Military Forces, he has completed at least one year of a university course in Science or Arts, including Mathematics, or has graduated in an Engineering course at a University;

(e) he is recommended by the Military Board; and

(f) he is approved by the Minister:

Provided that the Minister may, in special circumstances, direct that a candidate over the age of twenty-five years shall be eligible for admission.

Method of application (Commonwealth candidates).

6.—(1.) Every application by a Commonwealth candidate for admission as a student shall be submitted on such form as is authorized by the Military Board.

(2.) A Commonwealth candidate for service entry shall submit his application for admission as a student to his commanding officer, who shall forward it, together with his recommendation and a confidential report on the candidate, to the District Base Commandant for transmission to the Selection Board.

Documents to be furnished by Commonwealth candidates.

7.—(1.) A Commonwealth candidate shall submit with his application for admission as a student—

(a) a copy of the entry of registration of his birth certified by the proper official, if reasonably procurable, or, if not reasonably procurable, such other evidence of his parentage and place and date of birth as the Selection Board, or, in the case of a candidate for admission by way of special entry, the Military Board, deems satisfactory; and


 

(b) if the candidate is under the age of twenty-one years, a request and undertaking in accordance with the form contained in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations, signed by the parent or guardian of the candidate, or a statutory declaration of facts which prevent the submission of such a request and undertaking.

(2.) An application by a Commonwealth candidate under the age of twenty-one years which is not accompanied by the request and undertaking mentioned in sub-regulation (1.) of this regulation shall not be entertained unless the Minister dispenses with such request and undertaking.

(3.) In addition to the documents required by sub-regulation (1.) of this regulation—

(a) a Commonwealth candidate who belonged to a class of whom service was, or belongs to a class of whom service is, being demanded under Part XII. of the Defence Act, shall submit with his application for admission as a student a certificate by his Formation, &c., Commander that the candidate has rendered the service demanded of him or has been exempted therefrom; and

(b) a Commonwealth candidate who is an applicant for a vacancy reserved in accordance with sub-regulation (2.) of regulation 8 of these Regulations shall submit with his application for admission as a student a certificate that a parent of the applicant has been on such active service as is specified in that sub-regulation.

(4.) The certificate of the performance of active service required by sub-regulation (3.) of this regulation shall be signed by the parent by whom the active service was performed, if available, or if not available, by some person having knowledge of the fact, and should state the unit in which, and the place at which, and the time during which, the active service was performed, and should be accompanied by such corroborative documentary evidence as is available.

Selection of Commonwealth candidates.

8.—(1.) The number of vacancies for Commonwealth candidates for normal entry, service entry and special entry, respectively, shall be published annually in the Gazette.

(2.) One-fifth of the vacancies allotted annually for Commonwealth candidates for normal entry shall be reserved for the sons of persons who have been on active service abroad in the Royal Australian Navy, or in an expeditionary force raised by the Commonwealth:

Provided that—

(a) a candidate shall not be admitted unless he satisfies the requirements prescribed by sub-regulation (1.) of regulation 5 of these Regulations;

(b) if in any year the number of candidates who are eligible under this sub-regulation is less than the number of reserved vacancies, the reserved vacancies remaining unfilled shall be allotted to other qualified candidates; and

(c) where a candidate for a reserved vacancy under this sub-regulation is not selected for such a vacancy, he shall be eligible for selection for one of the other vacancies.


 

(3.) The Military Board shall appoint a Selection Board consisting of three officers which shall, except as provided in sub-regulation (5.) of this regulation, interview Commonwealth candidates who—

(a) in the case of candidates for normal entry, have been found medically fit in accordance with such standard as is approved by the Military Board and have either qualified at a prescribed examination or were candidates at or are candidates for the prescribed examination immediately preceding the next pending date of entry to the College; or

(b) in the case of candidates for service entry, have qualified at the examination specified in the Third Schedule to these Regulations.

(4.) The Selection Board shall sit at such places as are determined by the Military Board.

(5.) In the case of candidates for normal entry the Military Board may appoint a provisional committee in any State or Territory which is not included in the itinerary of the Selection Board for the purpose of interviewing candidates in that State or Territory and making a recommendation to the Military Board as to the suitability or otherwise of each candidate to appear before the Selection Board. The Military Board shall then determine whether or not the candidate shall be interviewed by the Selection Board.

(6.) The Selection Board shall present to the Chief of the General Staff for submission to the Minister the names of candidates for normal entry, arranged in order of merit, whom the Board recommends for admission as students. In determining the order of merit the Board shall take into consideration results obtained at prescribed examinations, records and certificates submitted by schoolmasters or by the candidates, and the personal qualities revealed at the interviews. Subject to the provisions of sub-regulations (1.) and (2.) of this regulation, the Minister may approve of the admission of the selected candidates.

(7.) The Selection Board shall present to the Chief of the General Staff the names of candidates for service entry, arranged in order of merit, together with a report in each case as to whether or not the Board recommends the candidate’s admission as a student. In determining the order of merit, the Board shall take into consideration the marks obtained by candidates at the prescribed examination, the confidential reports on the candidates by their commanding officers, records and certificates submitted by schoolmasters or by the candidates and the personal qualities of the candidates revealed at the interviews. The Chief of General Staff shall forward to the Minister, for submission to the Governor-General, the report and recommendations of the Board together with any remarks or recommendations he deems fit.

Notification in Gazette.

9. The names of Commonwealth candidates who are selected for admission as students (shown in three lists—normal entry, service entry and special entry, respectively, and arranged in each case in order of merit) shall be published in the Gazette.

New Zealand candidates.

10. The Governor-General may approve of the admission to the College of any New Zealand candidate who is nominated by the Governor-General of the Dominion of New Zealand.


 

Part III.—Admission of Candidates.

Dates of examinations and admissions.

11.—(1.) An entrance examination for Commonwealth candidates for service entry shall be held in each year, and shall begin on the last Monday in September, unless otherwise notified in the Gazette. The syllabus of this examination shall be as set out in the Third Schedule to these Regulations.

(2.) Candidates for service entry who are selected for admission as students shall join at the beginning of the Autumn Term.

(3.) Candidates for normal entry who are selected for admission as students shall join on the first day of March: provided that when the first day of March is a Sunday they shall join on the last Saturday in February.

(4.) Candidates for special entry who are selected for admission as students shall join on such date as is approved by the Military Board.

Enlistment of Commonwealth candidates.

12.—(1.) A Commonwealth candidate selected for admission to the College shall, on presenting himself for admission, be enlisted in the Corps of Staff Cadets for—

(a) five years, in the case of a candidate for normal entry;

(b) four years, in the case of a candidate for service entry; or

(c) two years, in the case of a candidate for special entry,

Attestation.

and for that purpose he shall answer truly the questions on the Form of Attestation Paper set out in the Fifth Schedule to these Regulations, and shall sign a declaration in the form contained therein; the Commandant, or an officer thereunto authorized by him, shall then administer the oath, or, in appropriate circumstances, the affirmation in the form set out in the Sixth Schedule, and thereupon the candidate shall be enrolled in the Corps of Staff Cadets, and, having been so enrolled, shall be admitted to attend as a student.

(2.) A Commonwealth cadet shall not be permitted to remain at the College for a longer period than that for which he was enlisted.

Appointment on graduation.

13. A Commonwealth cadet shall be eligible, on graduation, for appointment to the Australian Staff Corps in the rank of Lieutenant.

New Zealand candidates.

14. A New Zealand candidate shall, on presenting himself for admission, sign a form in accordance with the form set out in the Seventh Schedule to these Regulations, and shall thereupon be enrolled in the Corps of Staff Cadets, and, having been so enrolled, shall be admitted to attend as a student.

Part IV.—Command, Organization, and Establishment.

Command.

15.—(1.) The Commandant, who shall be an officer of the Permanent Military Forces, shall be responsible to the Military Board for the command and administration of the College.

(2.) In the absence of the Commandant the senior combatant officer present shall perform the duties of the Commandant.

(3.) A civil member of the Instructional Staff shall not exercise any military command.

(4.) Units of the Military Forces may be attached to, or detailed for duty at, the College, and shall be under the command of the Commandant while so attached or detailed.


 

Organization.

16.—(1.) Cadets shall form a Corps, designated “The Corps of Staff Cadets”, which shall form part of the Permanent Military Forces.

(2.) The Corps of Staff Cadets shall be organized as an infantry unit.

(3.) The Commandant may allot military members of the Instructional Staff for duty as officers of the Corps of Staff Cadets.

Acting ranks.

17. The ranks held by warrant and non-commissioned officers of the Corps of Staff Cadets shall be acting only.

Establishment.

18. The establishment of the Corps of Staff Cadets and of the Staff of the College shall be such as is approved by the Military Board.

Classes.

19.—(1.) Except as provided in sub-regulation (3.) of this regulation, cadets shall be organized into classes corresponding to the four years of instruction, that is to say—cadets undergoing the first year’s course shall form the Fourth Class, cadets undergoing the second year’s course shall form the Third Class, cadets undergoing the third year’s course shall form the Second Class, and cadets undergoing the fourth year’s course shall form the First Class.

(2.) The advancement of cadets from one class to another shall take place at the commencement of the Autumn Term.

(3.) Cadets admitted by way of special entry shall form a separate class.

Seniority of cadets.

20. The seniority of cadets shall be determined as prescribed by this regulation, that is to say—

(a) Under-officers shall be senior to other warrant officers and shall have seniority in relation to each other in accordance with the dates of their respective appointments as under-officers;

(b) Warrant officers, not being under-officers, and non-commissioned officers shall be senior to other cadets and shall have seniority in relation to each other in accordance with their respective ranks, and, in relation to cadets of the same rank, in accordance with the respective dates of their promotions to that rank;

(c) Cadets, not being warrant or non-commissioned officers or cadets admitted by way of special entry, shall have seniority, on joining, according to their places in the order of merit as published in the Gazette, and, subsequently, by classes, a member of a higher class being senior to a member of a lower class, and, within a class, by the aggregate of marks obtained from the date of joining to the termination of the last annual examination, the higher aggregate giving seniority over the lower;

(d) Cadets admitted by way of special entry, not being warrant or non-commissioned officers, shall have seniority in relation to each other according to their places in the order of merit as published in the Gazette, and, in relation to other cadets, as if they were in the senior class at the College;

(e) Commonwealth cadets, not being cadets admitted by way of special entry, shall, on graduation, be granted seniority in the Australian Staff Corps according to the aggregate of marks gained while at the College, the higher aggregate giving seniority over the lower:


 

Provided that any marks gained by a cadet during a year at the end of which he was not advanced to a higher class shall not he included in his aggregate of marks;

(f) Cadets admitted by way of special entry shall, on graduation, be granted such seniority in the Australian Staff Corps, in relation to each other and to other Commonwealth cadets who graduate on the same date, as is determined by the Military Board on the recommendation of the Commandant; and

(g) The seniority, on joining, of New Zealand cadets shall be as determined by the Commandant.

Part V.—Staff.

Duties.

21.—(1.) The duties of the staff of the College shall be as determined by the Commandant.

(2.) The Commandant may require a member of the Instructional Staff to assist in any department of instruction.

(3.) Military members of the staff of the College may, with the approval of the Military Board, be detailed for duty other than at the College.

(4.) Members of the Instructional Staff shall give instruction in their several departments, conduct such examinations as the Commandant directs and perform such administrative duties as the Commandant assigns to them.

Responsibilities.

22. A member of the Instructional Staff shall be responsible for the regular and orderly conduct of any class or section under his immediate instruction. He shall also be responsible for the safe keeping and good order of all books, instruments, apparatus, and other stores which are issued to him.

Preparation of candidates or instruction for payment.

23. A member of the Instructional Staff shall not prepare a candidate for admission as a student, or give private instruction, for payment, to any cadet.

Boards, &c.

24. Civil members of the Instructional Staff may be appointed members of Boards or Committees.

Commanding Officers.

25. The Commandant may appoint officers of the Instructional Staff to be Commanding Officers, for purposes of discipline, of any persons at the College who are subject to military law.

Precedence.

26.—(1.) Military members of the staff shall have precedence according to their respective ranks.

(2.) Civil members of the Instructional Staff shall have precedence, in relation to each other and to military members, according to the dates of their respective appointments to the Instructional Staff, as follows:—

(a) Professors.......................................................

as Majors;

(b) Lecturers.........................................................

as Captains.

(3.) The medical, dental or veterinary officers of the staff shall have precedence, if officers of the Military Forces, according to their ranks, and, if not officers of the Military Forces, as Captains dating from the dates of their respective appointments to the staff of the College.

(4.) Chaplains shall have precedence, if members of the Australian Army Chaplains’ Department, according to their classes, and, if not


 

members of the Australian Army Chaplains’ Department, as Chaplains, Fourth Class, dating from the dates of their respective appointments to the staff of the College.

Part VI.—Course of Instruction.

Length of course.

27.—(1.) The normal length of the Course of Instruction at the College shall be—

(a) for cadets admitted by way of normal entry—four years;

(b) for cadets admitted by way of service entry—three years; or

(c) for cadets admitted by way of special entry—one year.

(2.) The Military Board may, in exceptional circumstances, approve of the course being shortened by one or more terms as defined in regulation 28.

The College year.

28.—The College year, unless otherwise approved by the Military Board, shall commence on the first Saturday in February and terminate on the second Wednesday in December.

(2.) The College year shall be divided into three terms designated the Autumn Term, the Winter Term and the Spring Term, respectively. The length of each term shall be determind by the Commandant.

Organization of course.

29.—(1). The Course of Instruction shall be organized in departments in accordance with the following table, that is to say—

Military Departments.

Civil Departments.

1. Military History, Imperial Military Geography and current affairs.

1. Mathematics, Pure and Applied, and Astronomy.

2. Tactics of all Arms.

2. Physics and Chemistry.

3. Military Engineering, including Surveying and Anti-Gas Measures.

3. English.

4. Map Reading, Photo Reading, and Field Sketching.

4. Modern Languages—French and German.

5. Cavalry.

5. Geometrical Drawing and Solid Geometry.

6. Artillery.

6. Sanitation, Hygiene, and first Aid.

7. Signals.

7. Manual Training.

8. Infantry.

8. Book-keeping and Accountancy.

9. Administration and Military Law.

9. Economics.

10. Small Arms Training, Physical Training, and Equitation.

 

11. Mechanized Transport.

 

(2.) The syllabus of instruction in the subjects prescribed in sub-regulation (1.) of this regulation shall be as approved by the Commandant.

(3.) Cadets admitted by way of special entry shall receive instruction in such departments as are determined by the Military Board.

Board of Studies.

30.—(1.) There shall be a Board of Studies to advise the Commandant, and, when so required by him, to report upon—

(a) the text-books for use in each Department, and the maps, models, and apparatus, required for purposes of instruction;

(b) the syllabus of instruction;

(c) the time-table of studies;

(d) the marks to be allotted to each subject;


 

(e) the case of any cadet who has not made satisfactory progress; and

(f) such other matters as are referred to the Board of Studies by the Commandant.

(2.) The Board of Studies shall consist of the two senior combatant officers other than the Commandant, all professors, and such Instructors and Lecturers as are appointed as members of the Board by the Commandant.

(3.) The Commandant, or, in his absence, the senior military officer present, shall preside at a meeting of the Board of Studies.

(4.) The Adjutant of the College shall be the Secretary to the Board of Studies.

Part VII.—Expulsion, Removal, Resignation, and Discharge.

Expulsion.

31.—(1.) A cadet reported by the Commandant to have been guilty of dishonourable or immoral conduct, or of a breach of discipline sufficiently serious, in the opinion of the Commandant, to justify expulsion, may, subject to the Minister’s approval, be expelled from the College by the Commandant.

(2.) A cadet who is expelled under sub-regulation (1.) of this regulation shall be ineligible for further service in the Permanent Military Forces, and his name, and the reason for his expulsion, shall be recorded in the Department of Defence and be made known to the Commonwealth Public Service Board of Commissioners appointed in pursuance of the Commonwealth Public Service Act 1922-1937.

Removal.

32. Subject to the approval of the Minister, the Commandant may direct that a cadet be removed from the College if any amount due by a parent or guardian under an undertaking given in pursuance of regulation 7 of these Regulations remains unpaid at the expiration of thirty days after it becomes due, or if, in the opinion of the Commandant, the cadet—

(a) has been guilty of conduct indicating moral unfitness which, though not amounting to immoral conduct, renders it undesirable that the cadet should remain at the College;

(b) is physically unfit;

(c) has not made satisfactory progress in his studies or exercises;

(d) is unlikely to become an efficient officer; or

(e) has been absent for a prolonged period on account of sickness.

Resignation.

33. A Commonwealth cadet may be permitted to resign if he satisfies the Minister that circumstances exist which justify acceptance of the resignation and on payment by the cadet of—

£50, if in his first year of service;

£75, if in his second year of service;

£100, if in his third year of service;

£125, if in his fourth year of service; or

£150, if in his fifth year of service.


 

Discharge.

34.—(1.) A cadet who marries or who is expelled, removed, or permitted to resign from the College, shall be discharged from the Corps of Staff Cadets.

(2.) A cadet may be discharged for any of the reasons specified in paragraph (i), (viii), (ix), (x), (xi), (xii), or (xiii) of sub-regulation (1.) of regulation 184 of the Australian Military Regulations.

Part VIII.—Discipline.

Application of regulations made under Defence Act.

35. All regulations made under the Act shall, in so far as they are applicable and are not inconsistent with these Regulations, apply to cadets.

Summary and minor punishments.

36.—(l.) For any offence against the Act or a regulation made under the Act, or for any offence against the Army Act committed on war service, the Commandant may, subject to this regulation, inflict on a cadet the following punishments:—

(a) expulsion from the College (subject to the approval of the Minister required by regulation 31);

(b) loss of one or more places in seniority on graduation;

(c) reduction to a lower grade or to the ranks;

(d) loss of marks.

(2.) For any such offence as is mentioned in sub-regulation (1.) of this regulation, the officer commanding the Corps of Staff Cadets may refer the case to the Commandant, or, if, in his opinion, the offence is not so serious as to warrant action being taken under sub-regulation (1.) of this regulation, he may, subject to this regulation, inflict on a cadet the following punishments:—

(a) close custody not exceeding seven days;

(b) confinement to barracks not exceeding twenty-one days;

(c) stoppage of leave not exceeding eighty-four days;

(d) severe reprimand;

(e) reprimand;

(f) extra duty;

(g) extra drills;

(h) answering name at roll calls;

(i) admonition;

Provided that—

(i) the punishment of severe reprimand or reprimand may be inflicted only on a warrant or non-commissioned officer; and

(ii) the punishment of close custody, confinement to barracks, extra drills, or answering name at roll calls, shall not be inflicted on a warrant or non-commissioned officer.

(3.) All or any one or more of the punishments specified in paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) of sub-regulation (1.) or in sub-regulation (2.) of this regulation, as the case may be, may be inflicted in respect of any one offence.

(4.) When a case is referred to the Commandant by the officer commanding the Corps of Staff Cadets the Commandant may—

(a) dispose of the case summarily;

(b) direct that the case be disposed of summarily by the officer commanding the Corps of Staff Cadets; or

(c) adjourn the case for the purpose of having the evidence reduced to writing.


 

(5.) The procedure on the hearing of a charge by the Commandant shall be the same as if he were a commanding officer.

Delegation of power to inflict punishment.

37. The officer commanding the Corps of Staff Cadets may, with the approval of the Commandant, delegate power—

(a) to members of the Instructional Staff to inflict, to the extent delegated, all or any of the punishments specified in paragraphs (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), and (i) of sub-regulation (2.) of regulation 36 of these Regulations; and

(b) to warrant or non-commissioned officers of the Corps of Staff Cadets to inflict, when no officer, professor or lecturer is present, and to the extent delegated, the punishments specified in paragraphs (g) and (h) of sub-regulation (2.) of regulation 36 of these Regulations, or either of them.

Modification of Australian Military Regulations and Army Act.

38.—(1.) The authority having power to award punishment under regulation 36 or 37 of these Regulations shall not ask a cadet whether he desires to be dealt with summarily or to be tried by a district court-martial, and no cadet shall be entitled to elect under section 46 of the Army Act (whether applying by virtue of the Defence Act or of the Australian Military Regulations) to be tried by a district court-martial.

(2.) Regulations 256, 260 and 262 of the Australian Military Regulations and so much of section 46 of the Army Act as authorizes punishments not authorized by regulation 36 of these Regulations, shall not apply to cadets, and the said section 46 and all other provisions of the Army Act (whether applying by virtue of the Defence Act or of the Australian Military Regulations) shall, for the purpose of their application to cadets, be read with such modifications (if any) as may be necessary to make them consistent with these Regulations.

Presentations forbidden.

39.—(1.) A person residing or performing duty at, or being in any way connected with the administration of the College, shall not receive for his own benefit or the benefit of any other person, any payment, reward, gift, or loan, from a cadet or from a relation or friend of a cadet.

(2.) A cadet shall not offer any payment, gift, or loan, to a person residing or performing duty at, or being in any way connected with the administration of the College, or to a near relation of such a person.

Saluting.

40. Cadets shall salute all commissioned officers in uniform, and those whom they know to be such when not in uniform. They shall also salute the College professors and lecturers.

Intoxicating liquor forbidden.

41.—(1.) A cadet shall not drink any intoxicating liquor.

(2.) A cadet who is found to have drunk any intoxicating liquor may be expelled from the College.

(3.) A cadet shall not bring or cause to be brought within the College, or have in his room, tent, or otherwise in his possession while subject to College control, any intoxicating liquor.

Entering of place of entertainment forbidden.

42. During a College term a cadet shall not enter, without the written permission of the Commandant, or of an officer authorized in that behalf by the Commandant, any place (whether public or private) where intoxicating liquor is sold or supplied in consideration of a payment, or any place of public entertainment.


 

Gambling forbidden.

43. A cadet shall not, while at the College, conduct or take part in any gambling, lottery or raffle.

Part IX.—Leave.

Leave.

44. The Commandant may grant leave—

(a) to any person on the establishment of the College at such times as, in the opinion of the Commandant, the good of the service will permit;

(b) to members of the Staff of the College, whose services can, in the opinion of the Commandant, be spared, during any period in which academic studies are suspended; and

(c) to cadets between terms.

Part X.—Allowances and Contributions.

Fees.

45. Fees shall not be charged for the equipment, instruction, or maintenance of cadets.

Allowances.

46.—(1.) The following expenses and allowances shall be credited to the account of each cadet admitted by way of normal entry or service entry:—

(a) Travelling Allowance—

(i) on joining the College, whilst travelling within the Commonwealth between the residence of the parent, guardian, or other person with whom the candidate was residing, and the College; and

(ii) while travelling on duty,

at the rate of 6s. per day, or, when sleeping accommodation is not provided, the actual expenses incurred in such travelling;

(b) Outfit allowance—£30 on joining;

(c) Maintenance allowance of 5s. 6d. per day:

Provided that the Minister may approve of the allowance being increased to an amount not exceeding 7s. 6d. per day in respect of any College year in which an allowance of 5s. 6d. per day is, in his opinion, insufficient to cover the expenses specified in sub-regulation (3.) of this regulation.

(2.) The following expenses and allowances shall be credited to the account of each cadet admitted by way of special entry:—

(a) Travelling allowance—

(i) on joining the College, whilst travelling within the Commonwealth between his residence and the College, and

(ii) while travelling on duty,

at the rate of 6s. per day, or, when sleeping accommodation is not provided, the actual expenses incurred in such travelling;

(b) Outfit allowance—£30 on joining;

(c) An annual allowance of £262.


 

(3.) The cost of uniform and clothing, books, instruments, messing, washing and such other expenses as the Commandant determines shall be a charge against a cadet’s account.

(4.) A cadet admitted by way of special entry may draw from time to time from his account such amounts for his personal expenses as are approved by the Commandant.

(5.) Any sum expended by a parent, guardian, or other person, for travelling expenses of a Commonwealth candidate on joining the College, may be paid to that parent, guardian, or other person, or, with the approval of that parent, guardian, or other person, may be credited to the cadet’s account or pocket money account.

(6.) The cost of any dental or medical operation, or of attendance on a cadet by a civil dental or medical practitioner while the cadet is absent from the College on leave or sick leave, shall not, without the prior approval of the Military Board, be made a charge against the cadet’s account or against the Commonwealth.

Adjustment of accounts.

47.—(1.) The account of each cadet admitted by way of normal entry or service entry shall be adjusted at the end of each quarter ending on the 31st day of March, the 30th day of June, the 30th day of September, and the 31st day of December, respectively:

Provided that the Commandant may authorize the first adjustment of a cadet’s account to be deferred until the commencement of the Autumn Term in the year next after that in which the cadet joins.

(2.) A cadet, on discharge or graduation, shall be paid an amount equal to the balance then standing to the credit of his account:

Provided that—

(i) where a cadet admitted by way of normal entry or service entry is expelled, removed or permitted to resign during his first year as a student, the amount of the unexpended portion of his outfit allowance, as determined by the Commandant, may be deducted from the balance standing to his credit; and

(ii) where a cadet admitted by way of special entry is expelled, removed or permitted to resign, there shall be deducted from the balance standing to his credit, in respect of each day of the College year subsequent to the date of his discharge from the Corps of Staff Cadets, one three hundred and sixty-fifth of the amount credited to his account for that year.

Maintenance allowance of a cadet who is absent.

48. The maintenance allowance of a cadet who is absent from the College shall be credited to his account in respect of the period of his absence:

Provided that—

(i) where a cadet is removed for physical unfitness while on sick leave, or on the termination of sick leave, maintenance allowance for the period of such sick leave shall not be credited;

(ii) where a cadet, owing to absence (whether due to sick leave or other cause) is not advanced to a higher class, maintenance allowance for the period of such absence shall not be credited;


 

(iii) where a cadet dies or resigns while on leave or sick leave, maintenance allowance for the period of such leave or sick leave shall not be credited;

(iv) where a cadet, owing to sickness, is absent after the termination of his leave, maintenance allowance for the period of such absence shall not be credited;

(v) where a cadet has been admitted to hospital at Commonwealth expense, an amount, equal to the cost of the charge for messing and service had the cadet been resident at the College, may, at the discretion of the Commandant, be made a charge against the cadet’s account and credited to the College vote;

(vi) the maintenance allowance of a cadet who is absent without leave may, by order of the Commandant, be stopped for the period of such absence; and

(vii) where a cadet is in receipt of pay by virtue of the grant of a provisional commission under regulation 54 of these Regulations, maintenance allowance shall not be credited.

Travelling warrants.

49.—(1.) “Warrants for first class fares on coastal steamers and on railways may be issued at Commonwealth expense to cadets for use—

(a) when joining the College;

(b) when travelling on duty;

(c) when travelling to and from their homes on leave between the Spring and Autumn Terms;

(d) when travelling on sick leave with the approval of the Commandant; or

(e) when travelling to their homes after graduation.

(2.) The Commandant may authorize the issue of warrants for sleeping berths on railways when, in his opinion, such issue is necessary.

(3.) A warrant issued to a cadet, who is travelling to his home after having been expelled, removed, or permitted to resign, shall be charged to the cadet’s account.

Presents forbidden.

50. A cadet shall not, except with the Commandant’s permission, receive from his parent, guardian, or other person, any money or other supply.

Sports funds.

51. The Commandant may require cadets to contribute to sports funds and such contributions shall be a charge against their accounts.

Loss, damages, &c.

52. The Commandant may charge to the account of a cadet an amount (not exceeding £5) in respect of any expense to the Commonwealth caused by that cadet, or any loss of, or damage or destruction done by that cadet to, any arms, ammunition, equipment, clothing, instruments, regimental necessaries, or any building or other property belonging to the Commonwealth.


 

Part XI.—Miscellaneous.

Annual Report.

53. The Commandant shall, in February of each year, send through the Military Board the report required by section 147 of the Act.

Temporary Commissions.

54.—(1.) A cadet may, with the approval of the Military Board, be detailed as an Assistant Instructor or to perform duty with troops.

(2.) A cadet who has been detailed in accordance with sub-regulation (1.) of this regulation may, on the recommendation of the Commandant, be granted a provisional commission as a Lieutenant in the Active Citizen Military Forces with the pay and allowances of such rank.

Most distinguished cadets.

55. The names of the most distinguished cadets, as determined by the aggregate of marks gained during the previous College year, and not exceeding three in each class, shall be inserted in the Army List of the Military Forces.

Army Orders.

56. Australian Army Orders shall be the medium whereby information with respect to the College shall be communicated to the Military Forces generally.

Official correspondence.

57. Official correspondence from or with respect to persons on establishment of the College shall be addressed to the Commandant.

Financial administration.

58. The Commandant may approve of expenditure from the appropriations made, or trust accounts established, for the College, if—

(a) funds are available;

(b) requirements for the remainder of the financial year will not necessitate application to Army Head-quarters for additional funds;

(c) there is nothing irregular in the expenditure; and

(d) it is not an allowance or payment to any member of the Forces which is not authorized by regulation or which requires the approval of the Military Board.

Ordnance stores.

59.—(1.) Unless otherwise directed by the Military Board, the Commandant may obtain supplies of clothing, arms, ammunition, equipment, and other stores, from the Chief Ordnance Officer, 2nd District Base.

(2.) The Commandant, or a senior officer appointed by him for the purpose, shall account to the Chief Ordnance Officer, 2nd District Base, for supplies obtained in pursuance of a demand made under this regulation.

 

THE SCHEDULES.

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THE FIRST SCHEDULE.                                  Regulation 2.

Statutory Rules 1934. No. 90.

Statutory Rules 1935. No. 50.

Statutory Rules 1936. No. 15.

Statutory Rules 1936. No. 33.

Statutory Rules 1937. No. 62.


 

THE SECOND SCHEDULE.

Regulation 5 (1) (d).

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED OF COMMONWEALTH CANDIDATES FOR NORMAL ENTRY.

1. To be eligible for selection a candidate must qualify at a Public Examination in accordance with the following table. All subjects need not necessarily be passed in one year.

2. The Selection Board may accept any other Public Examination of equivalent standard to the examinations specified in the following table.

3. The Selection Board may recommend that a candidate who has passed in four subjects and has failed in a fifth be accepted as having qualified if the aggregate of his marks in the five subjects is equal to the aggregate of marks required for a “pass” in each of those subjects.

Table of Examinations and Subjects.

Queensland.

New South Wales.

Victoria.

A “Pass” or higher certificate at the Senior or Junior Public examination in:—

A “Pass” or higher certificate at the Examination for Leaving or Intermediate Certificate in:—

A “Pass” or higher certificate at the School Leaving or Intermediate examination in:—

English

Mathematics (Senior or Junior) as follows:—

English

Mathematics (Leaving or Intermediate) as follows:—

English

Mathematics (Leaving or Intermediate) as follows:—

Senior—

Mathematics A.

or

Leaving—

Mathematics I.

or

Leaving—

Mathematics I.

or

Mathematics B.

Mathematics II.

Mathematics II.

Junior—

Intermediate—

Intermediate—

Algebra and Geometry

Mathematics I.

Algebra and Geometry

 

and

 

Mathematics II.

 

One other language (ancient or modern) and any two of the following subjects, provided that, where subjects are grouped, only one of any group shall count:—

A language (ancient or modern) not in included as an obligatory subject

One other language (ancient or modern) and any two of the following subjects, provided that, where subjects are grouped, only one of any group shall count:—

A language (ancient or modern) not included as an obligatory subject

One other language (ancient or modern) and any two of the following subjects, provided that, where subjects are grouped, only one of any group shall count:—

A language (ancient or modern) not included as an obligatory subject

History (ancient or modern)

History (ancient or modern)

History (ancient or modern)

Geography

Physics

Geography

Physics

Geography

Physics

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry

Book-keeping

Business Principles

Commercial Practice

Economics

Economics

Economics

Geology

Group

Geology

Group

Geology

Group

Botany

Botany

Botany

Physiology

Physiology

Biology

Biology

Zoology

 

Mathematics A. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Mathematics I. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Mathematics 1. (it not included as an obligatory subject)

 

 

Mathematics 11. (ii not included as an obligatory subject)

Mathematics B. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Mathematics II. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Mathematics III.

Applied Mechanics

Mechanics

Mathematics IV.

Surveying and Astronomy

Elementary Science

Physical Science

The Second Schedule—continued.

Table of Examinations and Subjects—continued.

South Australia.

Western Australia.

Tasmania.

A “Pass” or higher certificate at the Leaving or Intermediate Examination in:—

A “Pass” or higher certificate at the Leaving or Junior Examination in:—

A “Pass” or higher certificate at the Leaving or Intermediate Examination in:—

English Literature

English

English

Mathematics (Leaving or Intermediate) as follows:—

Mathematics (Leaving or Junior) as follows:—

Mathematics (Leaving or Intermediate) as follows:—

Leaving—

Leaving—

Leaving—

Mathematics I.

Mathematics A.

Algebra and Geometry

or

or

Mathematics II.

Mathematics B.

 

Intermediate—

Junior—

Intermediate—

Mathematics I.

Mathematics A.

Algebra and

and

and

Geometry

Mathematics II.

Mathematics B.

 

One other language (ancient or modern) and any two of the following subjects, provided that, where subjects are grouped, only one of any group shall count:—

One other language (ancient or modern) and any two of the following subjects, provided that, where subjects are grouped, only one of any group shall count:—

One other language (ancient or modern) and any two of the following subjects, provided that, where subjects are grouped, only one of any group shall count:—

A language (ancient or modern) not included as an obligatory subject

A language (ancient or modern) not included as an obligatory subject

A language (ancient or modern) not included as an obligatory subject

History (ancient or modern)

History (ancient or modern)

History (ancient or modern)

Geography

Geography

Geography

Physics

Physics

Physics

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry

Book-keeping

Book-keeping

Commercial Practice or Commerce

Economics

Economics

Economics

Geology

Group

Geology

Group

Geology

Group

Botany

Physiology

Physiology

Physiology

Biology:—

Botany

 

Natural

Biology

History or

 

Botany

Mathematics I. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Mathematics A. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

 

Mathematics II. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Mathematics B. (if not included as an obligatory subject)

Applied Mathematics General Science

Trigonometry

Applied Mathematics


 

THE THIRD SCHEDULE.

Regulations 5 (3) and 11 (1).

SYLLABUS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF COMMONWEALTH CANDIDATES FOR SERVICE ENTRY.

SUMMARY OF SUBJECTS AND ALLOTMENT OF MARKS.

Subject.

Marks.

DIVISION I.—MILITARY SUBJECTS.

 

1. Tactics....................................................................................................................

400

2. Military Engineering...............................................................................................

100

3. Map Reading, Photo. Reading and Field Sketching.................................................

100

4. Organization and Military Law...............................................................................

100

DIVISION II.—DRILLS AND EXERCISES.

 

5. Drill........................................................................................................................

150

6. Small Arms Training...............................................................................................

160

DIVISION III.—CIVIL SUBJECTS.

 

7. Mathematics...........................................................................................................

400

8. Physics...................................................................................................................

200

9. Chemistry...............................................................................................................

100

10. English...................................................................................................................

200

11. Geometrical Drawing.............................................................................................

100

12. A Modern Language (French or German)...............................................................

200

13. Book-keeping.........................................................................................................

100

A candidate, in order to qualify, must obtain not less than half marks in each subject.

The examination in Divisions I. and II. shall be set from the latest editions of the official manuals. The subject-matter shall be that contained in the sections quoted below from the current editions.

Division I.—Military Subjects.

The examination in this Division shall consist of written papers.

In Subjects 1, 2 and 3 candidates may be required to illustrate their answers by sketches drawn to scale. Marks shall be given for draughtsmanship and knowledge of conventional signs. Sketches, &c., shall be executed in pencil and coloured chalks.

Subject.

Marks.

1. TACTICS.

The subject matter contained in Field Service Regulations, Vol. II., 1935, Chapters I., II., IV., V., VI., VII., VIII., and Appendices I.-VI; Cavalry Training (Horsed), 1937, Chapters V., VI., VII., VIII., IX. and XII.; Cavalry Section Leading, 1934; Infantry Training, 1937, Chapters V.-XIII.; and Infantry Section Leading, 1934........................................................................................................

400

The Examination shall consist of two papers. The first shall deal with questions of theory contained in the text-books shown above. The second paper shall require the solution of tactical problems dealing with units up to sabre squadrons and rifle companies assisted by artillery and machine gun units.

 


 

The Third Schedule—continued.

Division I.—Military Subjects—continued.

Subject.

Marks.

2. MILITARY ENGINEERING.

 

The subject-matter contained in the Manual of Field Engineering, Volume I. (All Arms), 1933, regarding:—

Tools and Materials; Organization of Work; Obstacles; Protective Works; Maintenance and Repairs.................................................................................................

100

3. MAP READING, PHOTO. READING AND FIELD SKETCHING.

 

The subject-matter contained in the Manual of Map Reading. Photo. Reading and Field Sketching, 1929. Introduction; Chapters II., III., IV., V., VI., VII., VIII., IX., X., XI., XIV., XVI., Appendix I., Appendix II...........................................................................................................................

100

4. ORGANIZATION AND MILITARY LAW.

 

(i) General organization of the Units of a Division (War Establishments of the Australian military forces............................................................................................................

(ii) Redress of wrongs (A.M.R. & O’s. 289-294); Discipline generally (A.M.R. & O’s. 300-317); Offences (A.M.R. & O. 328); Arrest and suspension (A.M.R. & O’s. 350-379); Investigation of Charges and Power of Commanding Officer (A.M.R. & O’s. 389-401, 403, 413); Summary and Minor Punishment of Soldiers (A.M.R. & O’s. 418, 423, 425-428)...............

100

 

 

Division II.—Drills and Exercises.

The examination in this Division shall be conducted practically and by oral questions.

In addition to giving the words of command, the candidate shall be required to give the explanation of the exercise to be performed in detail and in a clear and concise manner.

He shall also be required to correct all mistakes made by the unit being exercised in drill, &c., and to explain the correct action.

Subject.

Marks.

5. DRILL.

 

At least two questions shall be asked on each of the following sub-heads:—

150

(a) Squad Drill—with and without arms;

 

(b) Platoon Drill;

(c) Company Drill;

(d) Guards.

(Manual of Elementary Drill (All Arms), 1935; Infantry Training, 1937, Chapter IV.)

6. SMALL ARMS TRAINING.

 

Subject-matter contained in Small Arms Training, Volume I., Pamphlets:—

160

Pamphlet 1—Weapon Training;

 

Pamphlet 2—Application of Fire;

Pamphlet 3—Rifle.


 

The Third Schedule—continued.

Division III.—Civil Subjects.

Subject.

Marks.

7. MATHEMATICS................................................

400

1. Part I...........................................................

200

(a) Algebra.

 

Text-book:—Elementary Algebra (Baker and Bourne).

 

Graphical solution of equations; mensuration and approximate numerical calculations; theory of quadratic equations; arithmetical and geometrical progressions; indices; theory and practical use of logarithms Chapters XXV. XXVII., XXXII., XXXVI., XXXVII., XXXIX., XLII. XLIII.

 

(b) Geometry.

 

Text-book:—A School Geometry (Hall and Stevens).

 

Theory of proportion and similar figures, Theorems 60-78.

 

(c) Trigonometry.

 

Text-book:—Shorter Trigonometry (Borchart and Perrot).

 

Trigonometrical ratios of an angle of any magnitude; functions of compound angles; transformation of sums and products; use of trigonometrical tables; solution of triangles; applications to heights and distances.

 

2. Part II.............................................................

200

(a) Dynamics.

Text-book:—Any Elementary Text-book on Dynamics.

 

Principles of dynamics—acceleration, force, mass; uniformly accelerated motion in a straight line; momentum; work, power; parallelogram laws.

 

(b) Statics.

 

Text-book:—Any Elementary Text-book on Statics.

 

Composition and resolution of forces in one plane acting at a point treated algebraically and graphically; equilibrium of a body under forces at a point in one plane; parallel forces; machines (levers, pulleys, toothed wheels, &c.).

 

8. PHYSICS.........................................................

200

Text-book:—“Intermediate Physics” by R. A. Houstoun.

 

(a) Dynamics.

Units and measurements; parallelogram of forces; the law of moments; centres of gravity; falling bodies; the laws of motion; circular motion and the pendulum; friction; work; energy.

 

(b) Hydrostatics.

 

The properties of matter; fluid pressure; atmospheric pressure; Boyle’s law; pumps; specific gravity.

 


 

The Third Schedule—continued.

Division III.—Civil Subjects—continued.

Subject.

Marks.

Physics—continued.

 

(c) Heat.

 

Temperature and thermometers; expansion; calorimetry; change of state; mechanical equivalent; conduction; convection; radiation.

 

(d) Sound.

 

Wave motion; nature and propagation of sound; musical notes; stretched strings; organ pipes; the phonograph; sound ranging.

 

(e) Light.

 

Propagation of light and photometry; reflection and refraction; spherical mirrors; lenses and the optical bench; optical instruments; the spectroscope and dispersion; the eye and colour vision.

 

(f) Magnetism.

 

Fundamental facts; magnetic fields; methods of magnetization; laws of magnetic force; oscillation of a magnet in a uniform field; terrestrial magnetism.

 

(g) Electricity.

 

Electro-statics; condensers and electrical machines; the electric current; Ohm’s law; measurements of current and resistance; induced currents; principles of the electric motor; coils; electrolysis; the voltmeter; Joule’s law; applications of electricity.

 

9. CHEMISTRY...........................................................

100

Text-books:—Smith’s Inorganic Chemistry (Kendall), or similar Text-book.

Physical and chemical change; conservation of matter; causes leading to chemical action; conservation of energy; elements; compounds; mechanical mixtures; analysis and synthesis;

The three states of matter; liquefaction of gases; critical point; critical pressure; refrigeration;

Laws of constant and multiple proportion; the atomic theory; law of gaseous volumes; complex nature of gaseous molecules; Avogadro’s hypothesis; influence of temperature and pressure on gases;

The kinetic theory; atomic and molecular weights; atomic and molecular weights from density; equivalent weights; valency;

Symbols; formulae; equations; reversible reactions; equilibrium; thermo-chemistry;

Hydrogen; preparation; properties; diffusion; ballooning;

Hydrogen; chemical behaviour; oxygen; preparation; properties; detection;

Ozone; allotropism; preparation; detection and properties; action of ozone on mercury; oxides and salts; acid forming, basic, and neutral oxides;

Salts; normal, acid, and basic salts; decomposition of salts; nomenclature; classification of the elements; combustion; theory of combustion; reciprocal combustion; definition; rate; effect of state of division; slow combustion; respiration; surface action; point of ignition; spontaneous ignition; combustion of combined oxygen;

Water; composition by volume and weight; decomposition; properties; water as a solvent; water of crystallisation; water of hydration;

 

 

The Third Schedule—continued.

Division III.—Civil Subjects—continued.

Subject.

Marks.

Chemistry—continued.

 

Hydrogen peroxide; preparation; properties; natural impurities in rain and spring water; hardness; water softening;

Waste from hard water; river water; sea water; action of impurities on health; sources of supply; filtration; Pasteur-Chamberland filters; distillation; rough purification;

Boiler incrustation; formation of deposit; difference in deposits; waste of fuel; prevention of scale in fresh-water boilers; saline incrustators;

Carbon; allotropes; charcoal; bone-black; absorption of gases; hydrocarbons; methane preparation; methane explosions: safety lamps;

Paraffin series; ethylene; acetylene; benzine; flame-throwers;

Coal gas; purification; composition of coal gas;

Flame; the action in a candle flame; Bunsen flames; oxidising and reducing flames; the incandescent mantle; fire extinguishers;

Carbon dioxide; preparation; properties; carbonic acid; aerated waters; liquid carbon dioxide; carbon monoxide; preparation; properties; mine and crater gases; detection and protective measures;

Water gas; composition; production; producer gas; composition; production; mixed fuel gas;

Nitrogen; preparation; properties; ammonia; preparation; manufacture; properties; composition; ammonium salts; ammonium amalgam; ammonium nitrate; use in explosives;

Oxides of nitrogen; nitrogen monoxide; nitrogen dioxide; nitrogen trioxide; nitrogen tetroxide; nitrogen pentoxide;

Nitric acid; manufacture; properties; nitrates; use in preparation of explosives; fixation of atmospheric nitrogen; tests for nitrates;

The atmosphere; extent; air a mechanical mixture; analysis of air; helium; preparation; properties; functions of constituents; minor constituents; functions of minor constituents; withdrawal of oxygen; action of vegetable life; diffusion; organic matter; true impurities; ventilation.

10. ENGLISH...............................................................

200

Text-book:—English Composition—Murison.

 

(i) Essay....................................................................................................................

60

(ii) Précis of selected passage...................................................................................

60

(iii) Paraphrase and literary comment on selected passages.......................................

60

(iv) Analysis (distinguishing clauses and showing their mutual relations)..................

20

(a) The essay must show a sound grasp of the principles of paragraphing, punctuation, and composition generally.

 

(b) Good spelling and writing are essential.

11. GEOMETRICAL DRAWING.................................

100

Text-book:—Geometrical Drawing and Design—Spanton (Macmillan & Co. Ltd.)

 

Problems in Orthographic Projection in relation to the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, pyramid, prism, sphere, cone, and cylinder, Chapters XII. and XIII

Marks will be given for draughtsmanship.


 

The Third Schedule—continued.

Division III.—Civil Subjects—continued.

Subject.

Marks.

12. MODERN LANGUAGE.........................................

200

(French or German.)

 

Standard—Senior, or Leaving Certificate Pass.

 

13. BOOK-KEEPING..........................................................

100

General principles of Accountancy, Cash Book, Purchase and Sales Journals and Journal Proper, Trial Balance, Trading Account, Profit and Loss Account, and Balance-sheet of a Trader.

 

THE FOURTH SCHEDULE.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Royal Military College Regulations.

Regulation 7.

REQUEST BY PARENT OR GUARDIAN FOR THE ADMISSION TO THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF A COMMONWEALTH CANDIDATE UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE YEARS AND UNDERTAKING IN RESPECT OF SUCH ADMISSION.

To the Minister of State for Defence.

1. I, [name, address and occupation], being a parent/the guardian of [name of candidate] request that he be admitted as a student at the Royal Military College of Australia, and I undertake, if he is so admitted—

(a) That I will pay from time to time to the Commonwealth on demand signed by the Commandant for the time being of the Royal Military College of Australia, and served on me personally or by post, the sum or sums of money (if any) which in any quarter he shall receive from the Commonwealth in excess of the allowances which he shall become entitled to receive, as a student at the College or member of the Corps of Staff Cadets, under any Act or regulation for the time being in force;

(b) That in the event of my being absent from Australia for any period during his attendance as a student, I will appoint a resident of Australia as his guardian during the period of such absence, and that I will notify the Commandant in writing of the name and address of that guardian and attach to that notification the written consent of that guardian.

2. If my son/ward is so admitted and while he is in attendance as a student, there shall, in the opinion of the Commandant, arise urgent necessity for the administration of an anaesthetic to or the performance of a surgical operation on my son/ward I consent to such administration or performance or both.

*3. I desire that my son/ward attend Divine Service according to the rites of                                                                   Church, and if such Service is not held, I have no objection to his attending the Service held in the College.

4. I desire that all communications concerning my son/ward be addressed to me as follows:—

and I undertake to inform the Adjutant of the College whenever I change my address.

Dated the                                                  day of                          , 19      .

Witness—

Signature.

 

* This paragraph may be omitted or altered as desired by the parent or guardian.


 

THE FIFTH SCHEDULE.

Regulation 12.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Royal Military College Regulations.

FORM OF ATTESTATION BY CADET.

Attestation of No.

Name

Corps of Staff Cadets

Joined at

on

Questions to be put to the Cadet before Enlistment.

1. What is your name?..................................................................................................

1.

2. Where were your born?............................................................................................

2.

3. Are you a British subject?........................................................................................

3.

4. What is your age?.....................................................................................................

4.

5. Are you married?.....................................................................................................

5.

6. Have you ever been convicted by the Civil Power?

6.

7. Have you ever been rejected as unfit for His Majesty’s Service? If so, on what grounds?

7.

8. Do you now belong to, or have you ever served in any part of His Majesty’s Forces? If so, state particulars of such service................................................................................

8.

9. Are you willing to be enlisted under the conditions stated in the Australian Military Regulations and the Royal Military College Regulations?................................................................

9.

I,                                                                                       , do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagement made thereunder.

Signature of Cadet.

 

Certificate of Attesting Officer.

The above questions were read to the Cadet in my presence.

I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to by him.

Signature

Commandant or other Authorized Officer.

Date.

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THE SIXTH SCHEDULE.

Regulation 12.

*Oath to be Taken by Cadet on Attestation.

I,                                                                                       , swear that I will well and truly serve our Sovereign Lord the King in the Permanent Military Forces of the Commonwealth of Australia for the term of..........years or until sooner lawfully discharged, dismissed, or removed; and that I will resist His Majesty’s enemies and cause His Majesty’s peace to be kept and maintained; and that I will, in all matters appertaining to my service, faithfully discharge my duty according to law.

So help me, God.

Signature of Cadet.

Taken and subscribed at                           this                   day of              19        , before me—

Signature

Commandant or other Authorized Officer.

 

* If the Cadet desires to make an affirmation instead of an oath, strike out the word “swear” and insert in lieu of it the words “solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare” and strike out the words “so help me, God”.

THE SEVENTH SCHEDULE.

Commonwealth of Australia.

Royal Military College Regulations.

Regulation 14.

FORM OF UNDERTAKING BY NEW ZEALAND CANDIDATES.

Entry of No.                                                       Name

Corps of Staff Cadets

Joined at

on

I,                                                                                                                           having been nominated by the Governor-General of the Dominion of New Zealand as a Cadet in the Royal Military College of Australia, hereby undertake to serve as a Cadet until lawfully discharged, dismissed, or removed.

Signature of Cadet.

Signature of Commandant or other Authorized Officer.

Date.

 

By Authority: L. F. Johnston, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra.