Special Operations Training & Education Centre
Special Operations Command Education & Training Centre (SOTEC) is the Australian Army’s special operations ‘school house’, responsible for Special Operations Command’s recruitment, selection, training, education and trade management.
All Special Operations Command personnel are specially selected and highly trained to act with discretion and discipline in situations that may have national and strategic consequences.
SOTEC conducts selection courses for all special forces. If you're not already in the Australian Defence Force and you're interested in becoming a 1st Commando Regiment (Army Reserve) commando or a 2nd Commando Regiment (full-time) commando, contact Defence Jobs on 13 19 01.
SOTEC was established on 1 September 2017, when it transitioned from the Special Forces Training Centre (SFTC) in order to further enable professional mastery across all Special Operations Command personnel. SFTC was established at Lone Pine Barracks, Singleton, NSW, on 1 December 1998 in response to a mid-1990s review to enhance and reinvigorate Australia's special operations capabilities.