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Officers ' Training Courses


All SJAM officers are required to attend and pass the Officers’ Training Course before they are issued Warrants of Appointment by the National Headquarters. At an Officers’ Training Course, participants attend lectures and training classes conducted by senior officers from National Headquarters and invited lecturers from other organisations. All participants are also required to
take a course on basic foot drill conducted by the Royal
Malaysian Army.

The curriculum of the Officers’ Training Course is divided into
four parts: regulations, foot drill, public speaking and general
administration. In the knowledge of regulations, participants are taught organisation, membership, officers’ appointments, dress regulations and cadet regulations. Participants sit for a written test based on these modules at the end of the course. Those attending the course also need to follow foot drill training. The foot drill course includes basic foot drill movements and general knowledge on contingent formation in a parade.

The first Officers’ Training Course in national language was conducted in 1967. In 1968, a training course for cadet officers was conducted in Pulau Pinang. In the 1990s, Officers’ Training Courses were introduced to the teacher trainees in the Teachers’ Training Colleges. Encik E. Paramasivam, Major V. I. Joseph and Encik R. S. Gurcharan Singh were instrumental in developing its curriculum and setting the examination criteria. The content of the curriculum also underwent a series of changes and in 1997, the first local General Regulations was used as standard class material. Today, Officers’ Training Courses are held regularly at different locations in the country to encourage participation of candidates from various parts of the country.



During the course, participants are also required to present a topic in public speaking. It is compulsory for all the participants to complete all three modules in order to attain the qualification as Divisional Officer. To qualify as Staff Officer, participants must prepare a report on the course in addition to passing the written examinations and foot drill test. Candidates qualifying as  Divisional Superintendent must give a demonstration of practical
first aid work.


The first Officers’ Training Course in national language was conducted in 1967. In 1968, a training course for cadet officers was conducted in Pulau Pinang. In the 1990s, Officers’ Training Courses were introduced to the teacher trainees in the Teachers’ Training Colleges. Encik E. Paramasivam, Major V. I. Joseph and Encik R. S. Gurcharan Singh were instrumental in developing its curriculum and setting the examination criteria. The content of the curriculum also underwent a series of changes and in 1997, the first local General Regulations was used as standard class material. Today, Officers’ Training Courses are held regularly at different locations in the country to encourage participation of candidates from various parts of the country.





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