Australian Defence Force Academy showcases what’s on offer
30 August 2014
Australia’s only tri-service military academy, the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra, welcomed the public for its annual open day today.
ADFA prepares future leaders of the Australian Defence Force by combining military training with a world-class university education from UNSW Australia.
The Commandant of ADFA, Air Commodore Alan Clements, said the open day was a great opportunity for those interested in a career in the military to gain an insight into life as an Officer Cadet or Midshipman at ADFA.
“The ADFA Open Day provides potential applicants, families and the public with the opportunity to speak with those currently training at the academy and to learn about the challenges, rewards and experiences offered to Officer Cadets and Midshipmen.”
The Rector of UNSW Canberra, Professor Michael Frater, sees the ADFA Open Day as an opportunity to learn more about the array of university degrees available for potential applicants.
“UNSW Canberra has proudly provided a world-class tertiary education to the future leaders of the Australian Defence Force for half a century. UNSW Canberra’s excellence in research and teaching is reflected in the high quality and currency of programs offered to our students.”
The open day allowed the public to view many of the daily activities undertaken by those at ADFA including battle physical training, abseiling, above water obstacle courses and ground-based infantry attack demonstrations.
Visitors were able to learn more about the various undergraduate degrees available to ADFA trainees and postgraduate programs open to all members of the public, including Defence personnel and international students.
Imagery will be available on Monday, 1 September 2014 at http://images.defence.gov.au/S20142548
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Anjali Skandaraja (ADFA Public Affairs) 0467 817 250