MILITARY TRAINING CENTRE
The Military Training Centre (MTC) is located at Barbarons on the West Coast of Mahe. The unit is tasked to train all new recruits who join SPDF. Recruit training was formerly undertaken at the Seychelles Defence Academy, but since 1ST February 2018 SPDF decided to shift the training at Barbarons given that SDA needed to relocate. Recruits undertake 90 days of extensive training that covers a variety of military and civic subjects. After graduation, the new Privates are posted to their unit of choice within SPDF where they continue to specialise and progress in a particular field.