An inherent requirement of the Unit is that personnel of all ranks are able to contribute fully to the delivery of decisive operational capability in the right place, at the right time and every time. Training is conducted both locally and abroad.

Given the challenging operational and tactical environment, RDU personnel MUST be fit, trained, and ready to respond at short notice. Training must prepare commanders and personnel to serve in adverse conditions for extended periods by providing appropriate training and leadership skills. Therefore, relevant, practical and continuous training form the backbone of the Unit.

On joining the Unit, personnel MUST undergo an induction course. Advanced tactical training and competency development courses are offered later.  The training is unrelenting. Course men have to be flexible and quickly accept the strict discipline instilled. Team work is an important part of this training.