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Australian Defence Force Academy

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NameAustralian Defence Force Academy
MottoTo Lead, To Excel
Established1986
TypeCommonwealth Military Academy
CommandantCommodore
Bruce Kafer AM, CSC
Staff~ 150 Defence staff
~ 380 University
Under graduates~ 950
Post graduates~ 1300
CityCanberra
StateACT
CountryAustralia
CampusMount Pleasant, Campbell
Websitewww.adfa.edu.au www.unsw.adfa.edu.au

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The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is a tri-service military Academy that provides military and tertiary academic education for junior officers of the Australian Defence Force in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

Tertiary education is provided by the University of New South Wales Canberra campus, which is the awarding body for ADFA qualifications. Apart from educating future leaders of the Australian Defence Force, University of New South Wales campus also provides postgraduate programs and short courses both to the Department of Defence personnel and the general public.

The stated purpose of ADFA is "to serve Australia by providing the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with tertiary graduates who have the foundational attributes, intellect and skills required of an officer."

ADFA is located in the Australian capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Campbell near the Australian Government district of Russell. It is situated next to Mount Pleasant which gives some parts of ADFA a view over the rest of Canberra. The ADFA is also adjacent to the Australian Army military academy, the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

The junior officers that attend the Australian Defence Force Academy hold the rank of Midshipman (MIDN) in the Royal Australian Navy, Officer Cadet (OCDT) in the Australian Army and Officer Cadet (OFFCDT) in the Royal Australian Air Force. The Academy is currently commanded by Commodore Bruce Kafer AM, CSC.

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Faculties and SchoolsFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences * Faculty of the Built Environment * Faculty of Engineering * Faculty of Law * Faculty of Medicine * Faculty of Science * The Australian School of Business * College of Fine Arts * Australian Defence Force Academy
CampusesMain Kensington Campus (Kensington) * ADFA - Australian Defence Force Academy (Canberra) * COFA - College of Fine Arts (Paddington) * AGSM - Australian Graduate School of Management (Sydney CBD) * Randwick Campus (Randwick) * Cliffbrook Campus (Paddington) * David Phillips Field (Daceyville) * Little Bay Campus (Little Bay) * UNSW Asia [Defunct] (Singapore)
CollegesBasser College * Creston College * Goldstein College * International House * New College * Philip Baxter College * Shalom College * Warrane College
Student OrganisationsArc * Kudos Gallery * Revues * Tharunka * (Full Listing)
History and PeopleHistory * Chancellors * Vice-Chancellors * Alumni * Past Student/Union Leaders * (Full Listing of People)
Buildings of SignificanceJohn Niland Scientia Building * The Roundhouse * Sir John Clancy Auditorium * Science Theatre * Fig Tree Theatre * Io Myers Studio * Studio One



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