Australian Defence Force Academy

Guaranteed career

Your career in the ADF starts at ADFA. Once you graduate, you’ll have a guaranteed career in the Navy, Army or Air Force.

Fully funded degree

Get a world-class UNSW degree in Arts, Business, Engineering, Science or computing and graduate HELP-debt free.

Earn a salary while you study

In your first year you will receive a starting salary of $46,316 plus 16.4% superannuation, which increases with each year of study.

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Study a world-class degree at ADFA

Study globally recognised university degrees from UNSW while receiving cutting edge military and leadership training.

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ADFA Open Day

ADFA Open Day is a truly unique experience that allows you to get a taste of what a career with the Australian Defence Force can offer you. This yearly event offers prospective students, parents and Career Advisors the opportunity to:

  • Learn about world class UNSW degrees in Business, Arts, Science, Engineering and Computing;
  • Meet with current ADFA Training Officers to learn about life on campus; and
  • See a variety of military and educational displays such as Air Force aircraft flyovers, Army parachute displays, Navy divers, abseiling, military vehicle displays, the ADFA marching band and much more.

ADFA Open Day will be back in 2024. Register your interest by clicking the button below.

Discover a career like no other

What is ADFA?

Receive service training while studying

How to Apply

Learn about the dual application process

Job Search

Explore the jobs available with each ADFA degree

Studies & Training

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Frequently Asked Questions

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