Undergraduate ADFA Trainee Officers

Our undergraduate programs are tailored to the educational needs of the Australian Defence Force. Officer cadets and midshipmen who are accepted into the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) program undertake undergraduate degrees alongside their military education and training. They graduate with a bachelors degree from one of Australia’s top universities, the University of New South Wales.

Jade Burton

Hear What Our Students Have to Say

"Studying at UNSW Canberra as a trainee officer has provided me with an amazing opportunity to study with world-class lecturers. The small class sizes has helped me to gain a more thorough understanding of course content and my lecturers always make themselves available if I have any questions."

- Jade Burton, Bachelor of Arts student 

Explore Your Study Options

Explore your study options across Arts, Business, Engineering, Information Technology and Science. Choose the degree that’s right for you. All our courses are designed to prepare you to begin a successful career in the Army, Navy or Air Force.

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Life-Long Connections

UNSW Canberra graduates are a highly engaged and influential community who shape Australia and the international community as leaders in defence, government, and industry. 

Build lifelong connections and tap into our influential network of fellow reputable graduates. 

Support Services

Choosing a program or enrolling at a university can be overwhelming – but don’t worry, you won’t be doing it alone. We'll support you with general program advice, enrolment queries, student visas, personal wellbeing, and any essential information you’ll need throughout your studies. Whether you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student, we're happy to assist.  

Student Life

Student life at UNSW Canberra is vibrant, inclusive, and immersive. We offer plenty of opportunities to enrich your study experience and help you connect with other students and our campus community. Whether it’s sports, educational clubs, or creative hobbies, there are many ways to make the most of your time outside of the classroom. 

School Contacts

Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr Samantha Johnson
E: s.johnson@adfa.edu.au
T: +61 2 5114 5692

Undergraduate Student Enquiries
E: bus.studentadmin@adfa.edu.au  

 

 

Director of Undergraduate Studies 
Dr Neda Aboutorab
E: n.aboutorab@adfa.edu.au
T: +61 2 5114 5110

Undergraduate Student Enquiries
E: seit@adfa.edu.au
T: +61 2 5114 5247

Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr Richard Dunley
E: r.dunley@unsw.edu.au
T: +61 2 5114 5080

Undergraduate Student Enquiries
T: +61 2 5114 5275
E: hass@adfa.edu.au

 

 

Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr Isaac Towers
E: i.towers@adfa.edu.au
T: +61 2 5114 5050

Undergraduate Student Enquiries
T: +61 2 5114 5246
E: scienceaso@adfa.edu.au