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Challenge 2014

By: Darren Grevis-James

Category: Training & Recruitment

  4.27 PM 21 May, 2013


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If you're a CFA member who likes a 'challenge' in life, then CFA's Leadership Development program might be just the ticket for you.

Challenge 2014 Challenge is an annual, 12-day  program open to all CFA members aged 16 and above.

The program aims to identify potential future leaders, and present challenges and experiences that will uncover and enhance their leadership abilities. The first three days of the program are conducted at CFA Training College, Fiskville, where participants explore their values and goals, and gain a greater understanding of their own motivators and personal interactions. These concepts are then put into practice as participants spend seven days in the bush, led by Outward Bound Australia, working to break down their own boundaries, overcome fears and test their team work and leadership abilities.

While participants are undertaking activities such as hiking, caving, rock climbing, abseiling or canoeing, they are also discovering more about themselves, developing self reliance, and improving their team work and leadership skills.


Past participants consistently describe Challenge as a ‘life changing experience’. It has become a highly regarded and sought-after development opportunity for which participants are selected on merit, enthusiasm and leadership potential.

To apply, you need to obtain a copy of the Application Guidelines and relevant application form from your regional training department or from the ‘Challenge’ page on Brigades Online. Applications must be completed and submitted to your Brigade Captain by Friday 26 July.

Challenge 2014 will run from Saturday 11 January to Wednesday 22 January 2014.

Last Updated: 21 May 2013