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Army December 6, 2012
Fitness tests coming
Soldiers will face the new Physical Employment Standards Assessments next year
ALL serving soldiers will need to com-
plete the new Physical Employment
Standards starting next year.
Soldiers will be given at least six
weeks lead-up training to help pass
the Physical Employment Standards
Maj Ryan Holmes, of Army HQ,
said completing PESA would ensure
soldiers could effectively and safely
perform their roles.
"PES will replace the Combat
Fitness Assessment, but the Basic
Fitness Assessment will still remain for
soldiers to be AIRN compliant," he said.
Before attempting PESA, soldiers
will still need to pass their BFA.
"Next year is an evaluation period
for Army. There will be a no detriment
for soldiers who are already trade quali-
Any soldiers failing the PESA in
2013 will be provided remedial training
and support from unit PTIs and Combat
Fitness Leaders to pass on a future
"Recruits and trainees will need
to pass their PESA before leaving
Kapooka, RMC or IET," Maj Holmes
said.From 2014 unit commanders will
manage their people to ensure all per-
sonnel are employed in a role they can
"If an individual can't pass their
PESA after multiple attempts, then
as a last resort, they may need to be
employed in a non-trade role or con-
sider for a corps transfer," Maj Holmes
said.The application of PES for the Army
Reserve is still under development and
is due for release by the end of this year.
Tpr Stephen Gavin, of Australia's
Federation Guard, was part of an all-
corps PESA demonstration in Canberra
on November 26.
"The jerry can carry PESA was the
hardest. I know that I'm going to have
to do 11 laps for the combat arms test,"
"It's not cardio intense; it tests tech-
Defence Science and Technology
Organisation (DSTO) and the University
of Wollongong developed the standards
over the past six years.
Dr Daniel Billing, the project leader
from DSTO's Human Performance and
Protection Division, said the scientists
collected data on what was required of
all soldiers in the field.
"Then we looked to group the tasks
by physical capacity and understand
which particular tasks were the most
demanding," he said.
"There's a lot of background work
that has gone into the measurement and
quantification to ensure the tests you see
on the ground represent the appropriate
baseline tasks of all Army personnel."
A DVD information package will be sent to all
units to familiarise soldiers with PES. For more
information go to http://intranet.defence.gov.au/
Job fitness: Soldiers from Australia's Federation Guard undertake the fire and movement activity during a
PESA demonstration in Canberra.
Photo by LS Paul Berry
All corps Combat arms
March with load at a rate of
5.5km/h (11min per km) 5km march
load in 50-55
10km march with
38kg load in 100-
Fire and move-
ment simulation Complete 6m bounds every
20 seconds to a cadence
16 x 6m bounds and
18m leopard crawl
Lift and carry
Carry 2 x 22kg jerry cans in
25m legs to a cadence
Box lift and place Lift a weighted box from the
ground to a 1.5m platform
using a prescribed lifting
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