Military Training for Ratings Part 3 (MTR3)


This course is formative course that must be completed by all Chief Petty Officers when their experience and seniority determines that they are ready to be promoted to Warrant Officers. 

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A division being overtaken by squad while busy with drill practice. No recruits where harmed in the passing of this division. (Photo: Seaman M Venter)

The course is presented in two parts, namely a Staff Methods Course and a Module C course. In the near future this course is to be brought in line with the National Qualifications Authority (NQF), which will mean that the learner will receive a certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Curriculum Content

This course is presented over 26 weeks, which is divided into two residential phases of 3 weeks each, two distance phases of 10 weeks and 7 weeks respectively and the course culminates in an integrated assessment week in which the portfolios of evidence are submitted. This course is based on Outcomes Based Education (OBE) and depends largely on the adult learner taking responsibility for his/her education. There are 10 module presented on the course, which are:

Subjects on this module include: Fundamental Principles of Military Command, Principles of DOD Leadership Philosophy, Management Principles, Social Skills, Military Ethics, SA Excellence Model and Project Management.

Organisational Studies:
Sub-modules include: Divisional duties that has the following subjects: Divisional records, Service Benefits, Divisional Interviews, Request Handling, Performance assessment, Honours and Awards, Career Development, Personnel Development, Induction process and Discipline.

Occupational Health and Safety where the following subjects are addressed:
Statutory regulations and Occupational hygiene stressors in the workplace.

Labour Relations that deals with the following subjects:
Environmental influences on Labour Relations, Role players in the Labour Environment, DOD applicable labour legislation and Labour Relations at unit level.

Communication looks at:
Formal and Informal verbal communication, communication via electronic media, advanced written communication and interpersonal communication skills.

Security addresses:
Computer security, duties of a controlled book officer, information security, personnel security and physical security.

Ceremonial has the following subjects:
Duties of a Divisional Officer, Role of a Warrant Officer of the Guard, Flags, Pennants and Disks, Ceremonial Procedures as an Officer of the Day and Code of Conduct.

Logistics and Finance has the following subjects:
Managing a contra, procurement, Non-Public Funds, Facilities and Equipment, Budgets, Business Plans and Risk management.

Heritage Principles addresses:
Dress Regulations, Military Protocol, Use of the Boatswain's Call, Sword Drill, Military Social Culture and Naval Heritage Practises.

The Military Justice System module addresses:
Provisions of the Military Disciplinary Code and the Military Disciplinary Supplementary Measures Act, and Administrative functions.

Military Studies has two sub-modules, which are:
Warfare and Operations that has the following subjects: Principles of War, Maritime doctrine in context, Maritime environment and the nature of maritime power, the role of modern navies, Concepts governing maritime power and peace support operations

Civic Education that addresses:
The Democratic Process, the South African Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Civil Military Relations, Military Professionalism in a Democracy and the Law of Armed Conflict.

Physical Training, Sport and Recreation looks at subjects like:
Administration and Participation, Stress Management and Health Awareness.

Exit Outcome

When the learner has successfully completed this Learning Opportunity, he will be able to execute the duties of a Warrant Officer, in accordance with the Warrant of Appointment, and in support of the mission and vision of the South African Navy.




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revision date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
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