The COVID-19 pandemic has closed the Australian Defence Force Academy’s (ADFA) gates to the public, but young Australians will still be able to learn about the exciting leadership opportunities offered at the Academy. Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester said while the traditional ADFA Open Day couldn’t happen this year, a virtual programme would provide young Australians interested in a career with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to have all their questions answered.
“Each year, the ADFA Open Day attracts tens of thousands of people interested in learning more about the lifestyle, tertiary education and military training on offer at the academy,” Chester said. “In these uncertain times, the virtual Open Day provides more young Australians and their families the opportunity to learn about the military training and academic programs on offer without travelling to Canberra. As young people look to take the next step in their lives through further study and building a career, I encourage them to participate in the virtual Open Day and see what Defence has to offer.”
ADFA is the only university in Australia where students are paid to obtain a degree in the fields of Arts, Business, Science, Engineering or Technology. Students benefit from the best university teacher-to-student ratio in the country, with a guaranteed job upon the completion of their degree. Each year ADFA welcomes more than 300 new midshipmen and officer cadets to study and train to become the next generation of Navy, Army and Air Force leaders.
ADFA’s virtual Open Day starts on Monday 17 August, ending with a Facebook Live session on 22 August 2020.