Australian Military Schools

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    Australian Defence Force Academy

    • Located next to Mount Pleasant in Canberra is the Australian Defence Force Academy, established in 1986 to provide military and academic training for junior officers of the Australian Defence Force. The academy provides university-level education, professional grooming and military training for up-and-coming officers of Australia's Army, Air Force and Navy. Nearly 800 undergraduate and 300 graduate students attend each year. Though most cadets are native to Australia, others attend via military exchange programs with 16 defense forces from across the globe.

      To graduate from the academy, junior officers must complete all four components of the three-year training program: common military training, single service training, undergraduate studies and officer qualities training.

      Australian Defence Force Academy

      Department of Defence

      Canberra, ACT 2600

      02 6127 1997

    Royal Military College

    • Adjacent to the Australian Defence Force Academy at Duntroon sits the Australian Army officer training academy, the Royal Military College. In 1986, the college assumed responsibility for grooming officers for Australia's Army from all other training facilities. Since then it has provided the initial 18 months of military training for all part-time, full-time and specialist service officers in the Australian Army. Courses include several first appointment courses and single service training.

      Royal Military College

      Calculus La

      Duntroon, ACT 2600

      02 6265 9620

    Royal Australian Naval College

    • Located at HMAS Creswell, the shore establishment of Australia's navy which sits on Jervis Bay's southwestern coast, is the Royal Australian Naval College. It's the country's hub for basic military and leadership training of officers in the Royal Australian Navy. The college's 22-week New Entry Officers Course provides the initial military training for most of the Australian Navy's officers, and further training at the junior officer level includes leadership and staff management. The college prepares officers for more advanced training at, for example, HMAS Cerberus and Watson.

      Royal Australian Naval College

      HMAS Creswell, ACT 2540

      02 4429 7900

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