Get the Reservist experience

Be part of Exercise Executive Stretch and Exercise Boss Lift and get first-hand experience of Reservist training.

Find out and support what your employees do as Reservists and experience the benefits to your organisation.

In this section:

Exercise Executive Stretch (EES)

Exercise Executive Stretch (EES) is FREE for everyone, including senior, middle or line management staff.

Employer benefits

Reserve training is all about self-discipline, personal development and organisational skills - the key strengths you value.

EES gives you first-hand experience in Reserve training.

You'll see your employees working as Reservists and find out how they can benefit your business.

EES encourages you to support your Reservist employee when they're called for service.

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When a Reservist is called for service

About the EES program

EES is fun and stimulating, focusing on developing personal skills - all within an Australian Defence Force environment.

The program ranges from a half-day to a 3-day exercise and is normally held on weekends.

We hold a briefing session on safety and general knowledge you need for EES before we begin the program.

A typical program combines a range of activities including:

  • leadership, confidence and initiative tests
  • team building exercises
  • navigation theory and practice
  • bush craft
  • communications
  • quick decision exercises
  • abseiling and rappelling exercises
  • visits to technical training facilities.

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EES participants & requirements

Current and potential employers of Reservists can participate at no cost.

You need a reasonable level of fitness to complete the program. But mostly, you need the enthusiasm, energy and desire to take up the challenge!

Register for EES

Registering is easy!

  1. Fill out the EES registration form.
  2. Send the form to us.
  3. We'll contact you to talk more about EES and answer any questions you may have.

Register your interest in Exercise Executive Stretch (PDF, 173kb)

Note: EES and Exercise Boss Lift are part of the Employer Engagement Program coordinated by the Australian Defence Force Directorate of Employer and Industry Engagement.

Exercise Boss Lift

Employers - learn first-hand what the Australian Defence Force does on exercises and operations.

Employer benefits

Exercise Boss Lift gives you a better understanding of the benefits employing a Reservist will bring to your organisation.

About the Exercise Boss Lift Program

Exercise Boss Lift has seen employers travel to East Timor, the Solomon Islands and various exercises and operations in Australia.

If you travel to the Solomon Islands, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • see troops working from their forward operation base
  • eat ration packs with the troops
  • better understand the contribution the Australian Defence Force is making to the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI).

Exercise Boss Lift participants & requirementsCurrent and potential employers of Reservists can participate in Exercise Boss Lift at no cost.You need a reasonable level of fitness to complete the program. But mostly, you need the enthusiasm, energy and desire to take up the challenge!

Further Exercise Boss Lift videos can also be accessed at the Defence Video Gallery

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Exercise Boss Lift (09 July 2013) duration 01:24

Exercise Boss Lift (11 Mar 2011) duration 01:30

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Last update: Wednesday, 11 November 2015