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Australian Defence Force Academy

Officer Cadet Ryan Turner

Officer Cadet First Laste

I lived in Darwin my whole life and no one in my family had ever left before. I was the first one and the youngest, but my partner and I decided that we both wanted to pursue further study and I saw that ADFA offered an academic degree as well as a military education. I applied, got in and packed up the whole family and moved down here.

At ADFA you get the best of both worlds; you get the world-class university degree from the University of New South Wales and then you get the military training from ADFA and the wider ADF.

For someone who is looking to continue their study, you get it all in this one package and you get paid to do it. You not only gain a degree, but you gain knowledge that you will use for your future job role as well.