Training at the Peace Support Training Centre

Training at the Peace Support Training Centre includes :

  • Hazardous Environment Training (HET)

    Hazardous Environment Training (HET) is conducted at Peace Support Training Centre (PSTC) for Canadian Civil servants in preparation for deployment to nations with an elevated threat/hazard level. The HET is the core component for the Canadian civilian Pre-deployment training program for Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The aim of the training is to empower the individual to reduce the risks they face, respond appropriately when confronted with a potentially dangerous situation and ultimately to maximise control over their own environment.

    Learn more about the Hazardous Environment Training (HET) course

  • Individual Pre-Deployment Training (IPT)

    IPT is an optimised training program based on the Canadian Army's Individual Battle Task Standards (IBTS) for Land Operations. IPT reviews, and where necessary, teaches the individual skills necessary to appropriately respond to the intercultural and potentially hostile nature of a Land Based Operational environment. IBTS for Land Ops are Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) standards that are common to all members of the CAF exclusive of occupation specific skills.

    Training includes Fire the Service Rifle and 9 mm Pistol, Convoy Drills, Perform Individual Field Craft, Navigate, Explosive Threat and Hazard Awareness, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Awareness, Review St Johns Ambulance First Aid and CPR, Combat Related First Aid, Cultural and Language Awareness, Initial Operational Brief, Road to Mental Readiness (Stress Management), Preventative Medicine, Information Security, Conduct after Capture, Personal Conduct and Human Rights Awareness. Please note, PSTC does not provide practical CBRN training (Gas hut).

    Learn more about the Individual Pre-Deployment Training (IPT) course

  • Security Force Capacity Building (SFCB)

    SFCB consists of activities that seek to develop and build the institutional and operational capabilities of foreign security forces, in order to create effective and legitimate security institutions and Foreign Security Forces (FSF). Each SFCB programme will be tailored to meet the unique requirements, limitations, cultural and societal expectations of the indigenous population and the foreign security forces. The goal of SFCB is to develop a capable, accountable, self-sustaining, and credible force, and to be looked upon as legitimate by the population.

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Peace Support Training Centre
P.O. Box 17000 Station Forces
Kingston Ontario
K7K 7B4

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