A volunteer for enrolment as an Australian Air Force Cadet must:

a. be at least 13 years of age, or turning 13 within six weeks of the date of proposed enrolment;

b. not have attained the age of 18 years;

c. have parental or guardian permission to enrol;

d. be a person ordinarily resident in Australia;

e. present to their CO a statement signed by their parent or guardian stating the applicant has the physical capability to participate in AAFC program and identify any known limitations (including allergies) to assist the CO determine suitability for enrolment. If required by the CO, the candidate must undergo a medical examination at parent/guardian expense;

f. provide written parental or guardian permission for a qualified medical practitioner to anaesthetise and operate on the cadet in an emergency;

g. not be a member of either the Australian Navy Cadets (ANC) or the Australian Army Cadets (AAC), unless such membership is compulsory;

h. not be a Defence member; and

i. make a commitment in writing that they have read and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.