What is ADFA?

Receive service training while studying for a world-class degree, earn a salary while learning and graduate with no HELP debt; then step into a rewarding role as an Army Officer.

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Learn to lead while taking a degree

Forged from a unique partnership between the Australian Defence Force and the University of New South Wales, the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) offers world-class education plus cutting edge military and leadership training.

On our Canberra campus, in addition to being expertly trained in the art of leadership and management, you'll undertake a degree in Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Science or Technology.

Get an education that gives you more

Where else will you be paid to take a degree, have no uni fees, and walk straight into work on graduation? At ADFA you'll receive all this and more:

A unique education that sets you up for life

Access to sports clubs and exercise facilities

Free medical services and dental care

Subsidised food and accommodation

A starting salary of $40,910 plus generous Super

No Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) fees

Explore life at ADFA

Experience a campus tour

Meet officer cadets and midshipmen and check out where they live, study, train and play.

Discover ADFA

Find out how ADFA combines military training with a university lifestyle.

Are you already studying at uni?

You could be eligible for a Defence University Sponsorship, having your remaining fees paid and receiving a salary as you complete your degree course at an accredited university.