Australian Defence Force Academy opens its doors to the Canberra community
25 August 2012
One of the nation’s premier military institutions, the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra, opened its doors to the public for the annual ADFA Open Day today.
The Commandant of ADFA, Commodore Bruce Kafer, said the Open Day was an excellent opportunity for secondary school students and their families to gain an insight into life at the Academy, the military training and academic programs as well as the wider Australian Defence Force.
“The ADFA Open Day enables potential recruits, their families and members of the community to see our facilities, learn about the exciting world of the Academy and speak firsthand to Midshipmen and Officer Cadets to learn about life at ADFA,” he said.
Visitors were able to see and experience many of the activities undertaken by Midshipmen and Officer Cadets, such as the above-pool obstacle course, outdoor battle physical training, abseiling, a mock section attack and military self defence displays.
There was also a range of military attractions including Navy helicopters, the RAAF Roulettes and military working dogs displays.
“Defence personnel and University of New South Wales (UNSW) staff provided career and course information to interested students and their families while Midshipmen and Officer Cadets conducted tours of the Academy,” Commodore Kafer said.
“The cadets spoke to potential recruits about life at ADFA and gave visitors a first-hand account of their military and academic training.”
The UNSW also offers an extensive postgraduate program which is open to all members of the public, including Defence personnel and international students.
Further information on ADFA, UNSW and Open Day is available at www.openday.adfa.edu.au
Anjali Skandaraja, Public Affairs ADFA 0467 817 250
Defence Media Operations (02) 6127 1999