Navy Rates and Categories

 

 

Navy Gategory Bages

 

Would One of these look good on you?

 

Check out these Rate Categories below they are the identifying badges worn by sailors of the Royal Australian Navy known colloquially among sailors as 'Right Arm Rates'. Gained after passing Recruit Training and then after successfully completing the relevant Category Course.

 

I will always remember when I 'picked up my rate' and it is perhaps one of the greatest and proudest moments in a Sailor's career. Underneath each formal entry you will see the Australian sailor's colloquial term for the branch or particulary rated person, as used on a daily basis in everday sailor speak.

 

For easy navigation and convenience the Images marked 'General Entry' contain links to the Official RAN Website's Specific Category page. Rates not marked thus require prior service qualifications before selection and have no links. You may access the Main ADF Recruiting Homepage via the links page in this website.

 

 

 

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Aviation Teachnical Aircraft

General Entry
Aviation Technical Aircraft

(slang: Birdie)

Aviation Technical Avionics

General Entry
Aviation Technical Avionics

(slang: Birdie)

Boatswains Mate

General Entry
Boatswain's Mate

(Slang: Dib Dab or Dibbie)

Mine Warfare General Entry
Mine Warfare
Clearance Diver

General Entry
Clearance Diver

(slang: Bubbly)

Communications Information Systems

General Entry
Communications Information Systems

(Slang: Sparker & Bunting Tosser)

Coxswain

Naval Police Coxswain
(Leading Rank and Above only)

(Slang: !@#$%^&*!)

Combat Systems Operator General Entry
Combat Systems Operator
&
Combat Systems Operator Mine Warfare(MW)
Dental

General Entry
Dental Assistant

(slang: Fang Bosun)

General Entry
Electronic Technician

(slang: Greenie)

Electronic Warfare

General Entry
Electronic Warfare
Electronic Warfare Liguist

(Slang: Golly)

Hydrographic Survey Operator

General Entry
Hydrographic Survey Sailor

(slang: Droggy)

Medical

General Entry
Medic

(slang: Sick Bay Tiffy)

Marine Technician

General Entry
Marine Technician

(slang: Stoker)

Musician

Musician

(slang - Bandy)

Physical Trainer

Physical Trainer
(Leading Rank and Above Only)

(slang: Clubs or Club Swingers)

Officers Steward

General Entry
Steward

(slang: Beagle)

Stores

General Entry
Stores Naval

(Slang: Starvo)

Writer

General Entry
Writer

(Slang: Scribe)

Cook

General Entry
Cook

(Don't upset the cooks)

Further Information can be acquired by visiting the Official R.A.N. Recruiting Page.