ADFA Information Sessions
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Next ADFA Open Day
Experience ADFA, meet staff and students, take a tour and view military displays.
When: Saturday 29 August 2015
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Where: Northcott Drive in Campbell, ACT
To arrange a tour of ADFA at another time, call the ADFA Visits Liaison Officer on (02) 6268 8541.
Gender, race, religion, sexuality and marital status have no impact on ADF selection.
The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Education Award is presented annually to Year 12 students in recognition of leadership potential, and academic and sporting achievements exhibited during Year 11. The award comprises a tablet device (or similar) and certificate for you, along with a plaque of recognition for your school. There are up to 50 awards available on behalf of the Navy, Army and Air Force, which will be presented to suitable applicants who have applied for entry to ADFA.
To be eligible for the award, you must be studying Year 11 subjects that meet both the educational qualifications for admission to the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and single Service entry requirements. You must submit an application prior to 28 February in the year you undertake Year 12. However, you are encouraged to apply in Year 11. You may apply for all three Services, however, you will only be assessed for the Education Award against your first preference. If you are successful, you will only receive the award if you are enrolled in Year 12 at the time of the award presentation and you meet the age requirements for ADFA entry.
The application process comprises the ADFA entry aptitude test, medical testing and a series of interviews including an Officer Selection Board (OSB). Receipt of the ADFA Education Award does not guarantee you entry into ADFA, as you will still be in national competition against other candidates for entry.
The ADFA Education Award is unbonded, which means there is no obligation to accept an offer to attend ADFA, nor is there any obligation on the Australian Defence Force to offer appointment to you if you are an award winner.
A representative of the Australian Defence Force will present the award to you at a school assembly in the second school term of Year 12.