ADFA Education Award
The Australian Defence Force Academy 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 of a laptop computer and certificate for students, along with a plaque of recognition for your school. There are up to 100 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 to apply for the Education Award, students must currently be studying Year 11 subjects that meet both the educational qualifications for admission to the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and single Service requirements (refer to:www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/adfa/howToApply/educationAward.aspx .
Students need to submit an application prior to 28 February in the year they undertake Year 12. However, they are encouraged to apply in Year 11. They may apply for awards to all three Services, however, they will only be assessed for the Education Award against their first preference. If they are successful, they will only receive the award if they are enrolled in Year 12 at the time of the award presentation and 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).
The ADFA Education Award is unbonded, which means there is no obligation to accept an offer to attend ADFA, nor is the Australian Defence Force obliged to offer appointment to an award winner. A representative of the ADF would present the award to recipients at a school assembly in the second school term of Year 12.
Key Dates for ADFA Education Award
1 May Applications open (of the year the Applicant is in Year 11)
28 February Applications Close (of the Year the Applicant is in Year 12)
March to April* Officer Selection Board
May Notification of Award Winners
Second School Term Presentation of Awards
January the Year after you graduate from Year 12 Entry to ADFA* Boards are held in Canberra (travel, accommodation and meals provided). ^ Subject to Year 12 final results in competition with other applicants. To find out more about the ADFA Education Award please visit www.defencejobs.gov.au .
Defence Technical Scholarships
A Defence Technical Scholarship (DTS) is a fantastic opportunity for Year 11 and 12 students with an interest in pursuing a technical trade career after completing Year 12. The DTS rewards technically savvy students for staying on at school and enrolling in specific subjects.
Year 11 recipients will receive $2000, and Year 12 students will receive $3000. Although there is no obligation to join the Navy, Army or Air Force after finishing school, students will be required to tell us why they are interested in an ADF technical trade career as part of the selection process. For more information about DTS visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/dts