The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is a unique partnership between the Department of Defence and UNSW Australia. ADFA enables future leaders of the Navy, Army and Air Force to undertake cutting edge military and leadership training whilst studying at one of the world's leading universities.
As a graduate of ADFA you are on the path to life long learning. As an officer in the Australian Defence Force you will undertake specialist Defence training designed to keep you at the forefront of your profession, and you will be encouraged to undertake further university education.
The education and skills you will gain from your time at ADFA will set you up to face any challenge and perform on the world stage as a leader.
UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy is the Canberra based campus of UNSW Australia.
UNSW Canberra operates at the intersection of a leading university and a military academy, where top teaching and research converge with Defence applications. Since its foundation in 1967, UNSW Canberra has evolved from a focus on undergraduate education to now offer undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral research programs in arts, business, engineering, IT and science.
UNSW Canberra provides a liberal tertiary undergraduate education to midshipmen and officer cadets of the Australian Defence Force and the armed services of Australia's regional neighbours. Our graduate and doctoral research students come from all walks of life and all parts of the world.
UNSW Canberra graduates are shaping Australia, the region and the international community as leaders in Defence, government, and industry.