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					               DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
               AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE ACADEMY
               NORTHCOTT DRIVE CANBERRA ACT 2600


ADFA/OUT/2010/617
2010/1105646/1(1)

JOINING INSTRUCTION

AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE ACADEMY (ADFA) - JANUARY 2011
INTAKE OF OFFICER CADETS

General

1.     Congratulations on your selection to undertake initial officer training at
ADFA. You can look forward to an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience in
an environment where you will have the opportunity, and be encouraged, to excel.

2.      A map of ADFA is attached at annex A. You will need to refer to this map to
identify key locations whilst reading this instruction. To avoid confusion, ADFA
includes the University College, provided by the University of New South Wales
(UNSW).

Aim

3.    The aim of this instruction is to assist you with your preparation for entry into
ADFA.

Letter to parents or guardians

4.     For those of you who are new to the Australian Defence Force (ADF), a letter
to your parents or guardians is attached with this instruction. This is to welcome them
as your family to the greater ADF family and to give them some information about
the experience that you will soon undertake.

Arrival at ADFA

5.      The recruiting centres will arrange your transport to Canberra. If you travel by
aircraft, you will be met at Canberra Airport and transported to ADFA by my staff. If
you travel by bus, you will be dropped at ADFA and met by ADFA staff.

Year One Familiarisation Training (YOFT) 21 January - 19 February 2011

6.      The induction period is known as YOFT is intended to provide midshipmen
and officer cadets with the basic military and personal skills essential for their early
Service careers and for living and working at ADFA. It is a reasonably intense
training period with very little personal time. You will be expected to work long hours
and be should be prepared to make a rapid transition from being a civilian, to
becoming a member of the ADF.
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7.      As a part of this transition your lessons will include drill (marching), physical
training, communal living and uniform maintenance, first aid, weapons training and
introductory field training.

Life Skills

8.      Your arrival at ADFA may be the first occasion you have lived away from
home. The transition to Academy life will be much easier if you come equipped with
a number of life skills. You will be required to do your own washing and ironing. You
will also be required to keep your room clean and take part in cleaning of common
bathroom and laundry facilities that you will share with others, as well as the cleaning
of the passageways and other common areas in your accommodation building. None
of these activities will be particularly onerous; however they will be much easier for
you if you arrive at ADFA with some understanding of the basics – such as how to do
your laundry, and how to use an iron and vacuum cleaner.

Married/De-facto Cadets

9.     During your first six weeks at ADFA (YOFT) all midshipmen and officer
cadets, including those who are married or de-facto, are accommodated at the
Academy. Those midshipmen and officer cadets who are married or de-facto will
have the relocation of their family, and removal of their personal effects organised
during this time with an arrival date immediately following the completion of the first
six weeks (YOFT).

10.     There is certain documentation you will need to submit to enable the
recognition of your marriage or de-facto relationship, (please see annex C). If you
would like to discuss this further prior to your arrival at ADFA please do not hesitate
to contact the Academy Duty Officer (ADO) on 0418 413 035.

Private Vehicles

11.     Unless you are a current serving member of the ADF, do not drive your motor
vehicle to ADFA, as you will not require it during your first six weeks. If you own a
motor vehicle, you may apply to have it brought to ADFA at public expense at a later
date. However you must provide proof that you owned that vehicle at the time of
joining the ADF.

Dress

12.   On arrival at ADFA you should be dressed in neat attire. The following are the
minimum dress standards expected:

        a.    Males. A long sleeved collared shirt, tie, (coat optional), tailored trousers
              and leather shoes.

        b. Females. A long or short sleeved blouse and slacks or skirt, no shorter
           than knee length, where free movement (for marching) is appropriate.
           Females are to wear practical low heeled leather shoes. There is a
           considerable amount of walking involved on induction day and even the
           lowest heels tire the feet and are a hazard on the paving around ADFA.
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       c.   You are also reminded to bring sleepwear appropriate for a mixed gender
            environment.

Haircuts, Jewellery and Make-up

13.      You are required to arrive at ADFA with neat, clean and tidy hair, of a single
and natural colour. Females are required to put their hair up in a braid or bun, or to
have their hair cut so that it does not touch the bottom of a buttoned shirt collar. To
assist in grooming, females should bring hair spray, plain bobby pins, comb clips and
bun nets, similar in colour to their hair. Scrunchies and other accessories are not to be
worn in uniform. You will need at least four weeks of hair supplies for the YOFT
period.

14.     Males are required to have their hair cut in a short back and sides, with no
unusual length on the top (college cut). The male haircut is to be tapered towards the
neckline and is not to cover the ears, or touch or overhang the shirt collar. The neck is
to be clean shaven. All personnel who do not meet these standards will be given a
haircut upon arrival, at Commonwealth expense. All males’ faces are to be clean
shaven on arrival. You will be required to bring at least four weeks of shaving gear
with you when you arrive. Examples of appropriate haircuts for males and females are
at annex B.

15.    Body piercing is forbidden, however females may wear one set of discreet
pierced earrings. Makeup (if worn) should be discreet and in good taste. Further
information regarding haircuts or the wearing of jewellery and make-up while in
uniform will be provided following your arrival at ADFA.

Personal Effects

16. You are to bring with you adequate supplies of civilian clothing, underwear,
hosiery, socks, sleepwear and toiletries. Females should bring enough sanitary and
depilatory products to last four weeks. You will be required to wear appropriate
civilian clothing for the first week, whilst you are fitted for uniforms. Other items you
should bring are listed at annex C. Do not bring any bicycles or other large equipment
(eg golf clubs, large stereo equipment, snowboards etc) with you in the first six
weeks. You will be entitled to a removal of equipment at public expense from your
home location to ADFA following the completion of your initial training. This will
provide the opportunity for larger items to be brought to ADFA. If you require such a
removal, you need to complete the removal forms which can be found at annex D
along with some instructions.

Inoculations

17.     Midshipmen and officer cadets will receive a series of inoculations at ADFA,
so it is advisable to bring proof of any previous inoculations with you. I strongly
recommend that you bring all vaccination records with you. This includes
childhood schedules as well as overseas vaccination cards. If you do not bring
records, you will be required to receive the full course of military vaccines. Please
also ascertain, prior to arrival, whether you have had chickenpox as a child. If you
have proof of your blood group, a copy of this would be welcomed. All of these
records will be returned to you during the first six weeks.
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Personal Computers

18.      Do not arrive at ADFA with a personal or laptop computers. If you do choose
to bring a laptop it will be taken from you, and securely stored for the duration of
initial training. Computers will not be required until the start of tertiary study in early
March. Each room has provision for a computer to be connected to the University
network and internet. There will be no access to the internet in the first six weeks of
training due to the intensity of the YOFT period; however, you may choose to have
your computer delivered with your personal effects at the completion of initial
training.(please see annex G for University and ADF specifications for computers).

Telephones

19.    Midshipmen and officer cadets will have their mobile phone secured during
the day, as they are not to be used outside dedicated ‘call home’ hours. Ensure you
have sufficient credit or prepaid cards to cover a four week period. Ensure your
families have the ADFA telephone number for contact in case of an emergency.
Squadron staff also have the option of allowing use of their work phones should an
urgent need arise.

Accommodation

20.     At ADFA you will be provided with your own private and secure room. These
rooms are comfortable and have ample shelf and cupboard space. Four rooms are
grouped in a corridor with a shared laundry (washing machine and dryer) and
bathroom (toilet, shower, washbasin and mirror). You will be responsible for cleaning
your room and sharing the cleaning of the common areas with your peers. Cleaning
equipment is supplied. Accommodation rooms, bathrooms and laundries are inspected
regularly for cleanliness and neatness by ADFA staff. Each accommodation block has
three floors of 16 rooms with a central recreation room furnished with a television,
DVD player, sound system, lounge chairs, and a kitchenette with a microwave and
refrigerator. The consumption and storage of alcohol in the accommodation blocks at
any time is strictly prohibited.

21.    You will be accommodated in a Tri-Service (i.e. Navy, Army and Air Force)
and mixed gender environment at ADFA.

Visitors

22.     Only in exceptional circumstances will midshipmen and officer cadets be
permitted to receive visitors during programmed working hours or sports periods. For
reasons of welfare and security, visitors are not permitted to enter the accommodation
blocks without appropriate authorisation from respective Divisional Officers (DO), or
the Academy Duty Officer (ADO) outside working hours. No visitors are permitted
during the YOFT period.

Foster Family Scheme

23.    This scheme recruits ‘foster families’ in the Canberra area who are willing to
‘adopt’ a midshipmen or officer cadet. The scheme is intended to assist first-year
midshipmen and officer cadets to settle in to the Academy away from their normal
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family environment. First-year midshipmen and officer cadets may apply to be
allocated a family during their first weeks at ADFA. The scheme is voluntary for
Australian midshipmen and officer cadets and strongly encouraged for foreign cadets.

Academy Cadets Mess (ACM)

24.     The ACM comprises food preparation areas, dining areas, recreation rooms, a
bar, coffee lounge and dry cleaning services. Although the ACM bar is open for use
by all ADFA midshipmen and officer cadets, the purchase or consumption of
alcoholic beverages in the ACM by midshipmen and officer cadets, guests and other
visitors less than 18 years of age is prohibited. You will not be permitted to consume
alcohol during YOFT due to the intensity and tempo of training.

25.    As a member of the ACM, you will be required to pay a monthly membership
fee of $15.00, which covers the day-to-day administration costs of the ACM. The
minimum civilian dress requirements in the ACM are:


            Male civilian attire          Female civilian attire
 Working Week (0615 hours Monday to 1700 hours Friday)
 Tailored trousers with belt. (note 1)    Tailored trousers/slacks, skirt, dress,
 Summer                                   culottes (not to be more than 10cm above
 Collared shirt without slogans. (note 2) knee).
 Winter                                   Blouse with sleeves and collar (Top is not
 Collared shirt without slogans and tie. to be revealing.
 (note 2)                                 Body-tight tops are only to be worn under a
 Notes                                    jacket or jumper.
 1. Tailored is defined as trousers of Smart dress jumper/jacket (optional).
 conservative design, with belt loops. Closed toe and heel shoes with stockings or
 Three-quarter trousers or cargo trousers socks (no stockings necessary in summer).
 are not to be worn.                      Court shoes
 2. All shirts are to be tucked in at all
 times
 Smart dress jumper/jacket optional
 Leather shoes (with socks; no skate
 shoes)


           Male civilian attire              Female civilian attire
 Weekend (1700 hours Friday until closure Sunday/Public Holidays)
 Tailored walk shorts/neat pressed jeans Tailored shorts/neat pressed jeans or
 or equivalent (with belt). (note 3)         equivalent, skirt, dress, culottes (to be no
 Polo-collared shirt minimum, tucked in. more than 10cm above knee).
 (note 4)                                    Short sleeve blouse with collar minimum.
 Leather shoes (with socks), boat shoes Smart dress jumper/jacket (optional)
 (without socks). (note 5)                   Leather shoes (with socks), boat shoes,
 Smart dress jumper/jacket optional.         court shoes, leather sandals (all without
 Notes                                       socks, stockings are optional).
 3. Cargo shorts (shorts with external hip Top is not to be revealing.
 pockets) are not to be worn.                Body-tight tops are only to be worn under
 4. Polo shirts and football jerseys are not jacket or jumper.
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 to have numbers on the back.                 Females are not required to tuck in shirts
 5. Skate shoes are not permitted.            that are tailored accordingly, however Polo
                                              shirts and rugby jerseys are to be tucked in.

Getting Fit for ADFA

26.     Sport and physical training play an important part in Service life. It is essential
that you arrive at ADFA with a good base level of fitness, otherwise you will be at a
greater risk of injury that could affect your ability to complete your military training.
Before you arrive at ADFA, you are strongly encouraged to do some form of
endurance training, such as taking long walks (40 – 60 minutes) and/ or bushwalking,
getting used to being on your feet for extended periods and building up lower leg
muscles. This kind of training should help prepare you for standing, running,
walking, marching and drill movements. A good pair of running shoes, that are not
worn out, are required (see annex C). Good eating habits are also essential, especially
eating breakfast. Fatigue can become a big factor during the first six weeks, therefore
learning how to cope with the effects of fatigue would be beneficial. A suggested
program is included on the ADFA website www.unsw.adfa.edu.au. If you do not have
access to the internet please contact Warrant Officer Physical Training Instructor
(WOPTI), WO2 Mark Davis, Ph. 02 6268 8459 to obtain a copy.

27.     One of the primary aims of physical training at ADFA is to educate you in the
value of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, physical training promotes
teamwork and ensures that you develop and maintain the level of fitness that will
enable you to pass your individual single-Service fitness test, which is an ADFA
graduation requirement. Muscular strength, muscular endurance and cardio-
respiratory endurance are the main components of the fitness tests. You will also
undergo a swim test to establish individual swimming competency.

Sports at ADFA

28.    ADFA offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, including
an over water obstacle course, outdoor climbing wall, an abseiling point and caters for
a wide range of team and individual sports. Sports available at ADFA include:

   Athletics                                              Basketball
   Australian Rules Football (men & women)                Cricket (including indoor)
   Netball (ladies & mixed)                               Hockey
   Rowing                                                 Rugby Union (men & women)
   Triathlon                                              Soccer
   Volleyball                                             Touch Football
   Rugby League                                           Water polo
   Squash                                                 Swimming
   Fencing                                                Tennis
   Sailing                                                Dragon Boating
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UNSW@ADFA INFORMATION FOR NEW UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Accept Online – Student ID number and UNIPass password

29.     Students, when they ‘accept’ their UNSW offer, are issued with a student
identification number (eg z1234567) and generated a unique UNIPass password. You
MUST write these two items down and bring them to the “New Enrolment Session”
(see paragraph 28 b). This information is ESSENTIAL to enable access to the web
portal myUNSW to complete enrolment into courses and other class activities, such as
tutorials and/or laboratory classes.

Information Sessions

30.     The University of New South Wales at ADFA (UNSW@ADFA) will be
conducting three information sessions before classes commence in 2011. These
sessions are compulsory for all new undergraduate students. For RAAF officer cadets,
you are to ensure that you enrol in the degree which was offered by your parent
service. You cannot alter your degree without military approval.

31. There will be three separate information sessions                conducted    by
UNSW@ADFA staff during YOFT. They are outlined below:

       a.   A credit application session will be conducted on Tuesday 1 February
            2011. Information is provided below on what you must bring to this
            session. Once you have submitted your application, the relevant
            Undergraduate Coordinator will assess your application in preparation for
            enrolment.

       b. A new enrolment session will be conducted on Friday 11 February 2011.
          During this session you will be welcomed into the UNSW@ADFA
          community, attend academic briefings, including presentations specific to
          your degree, have the opportunity to discuss your enrolment with
          UNSW@ADFA staff and complete your online enrolment in your courses
          and tutorials and/or laboratory classes. Engineering and Technology
          students will also be given a tour of laboratories and facilities. Students
          who have applied for credit can discuss with the relevant Undergraduate
          Coordinator the outcomes of their application and seek advice on
          enrolment.

       c.   An academic skills session will be conducted on Friday 18 February 2011
            by the Associate Dean (Education). This session will include information
            on how to prepare for university study, and the Academic Misconduct and
            Student Misconduct Rules of the University. The Academic Language and
            Learning (ALL) Unit will also give a presentation on what support
            programs they offer students at ADFA.

Handbook and Course Selection

32.    An electronic searchable copy of the ADFA Undergraduate Studies Guide is
available at www.unsw.adfa.edu.au. A hardcopy of the 2011 ADFA Undergraduate
Studies Guide will be available to you when you arrive at ADFA. It is important that
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you familiarise yourself with the contents of the Guide before you arrive, particularly
the information relating to courses of study available in your degree. Further advice
on course selection will be provided at the new enrolment session, along with the
opportunity to speak with academic staff about your specific degree.

Credit for Previous University Study

33.     Students who have completed previous university studies may wish to apply
for credit toward their UNSW@ADFA degree. In such cases, it is critical that you
bring an original or certified true copy of your academic transcript and full
subject/ course outlines to ADFA. You must bring this information and a completed
‘Credit Application’ form to the credit application session on Tuesday 1 February
2011. Failure to do so may prevent you from completing your online enrolment.

Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) Parade – Saturday 26 February 2011

34.      During the week following YOFT, you will spend time preparing for the CDF
Parade. This parade marks the completion of initial training for first-year midshipmen
and officer cadets at ADFA. The current CDF is Air Chief Marshal A.G. Houston AC,
AFC, who is expected to review the CDF Parade on Saturday 26 February 2011.
Family members and friends are most welcome to attend this parade, and a separate
letter of invitation will be sent out during YOFT to your nominated next of kin. Local
area leave will be granted to allow midshipmen and officer cadets to be with their
families for part of this weekend. Further details about CDF Parade will be placed on
the ADFA web page closer to the event date.

Studying at ADFA

35.     The academic year is divided into two sessions totalling 32 weeks. The
remainder of the year is allocated to military training, leave, academic field trips,
military tours and excursions, adventurous training, study and examination
preparation. The first academic session will begin on 28 February 2011. Please refer
to the ADFA website on the internet for further information.

36.     At ADFA you will undertake a three-year program of military training,
designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for your
integration into Service life. Your military training at ADFA will involve:

       a.    Academy Military Education and Training (AMET). This training is
             common to all three Services, and is undertaken by all midshipmen and
             officer cadets at ADFA. Subjects studied during AMET include
             leadership and management skills, drill and ceremonial, defence studies,
             weapon training, military law, mess customs and etiquette, an oral and
             written communications program, physical and recreational training,
             stress management, first aid and health, and alcohol and drug awareness.
             AMET occurs both during and outside the academic sessions.

       b.    Single Service Training (SST). This training addresses the specific
             needs of each Service and separate programs are run for the Army, Navy
             and Air Force. SST is normally conducted outside the academic sessions.
             SST occurs twice each year for all midshipmen and officer cadets. First-
             year midshipmen and officer cadets undertake Single Service Training
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            during July and November/December. During Single Service Training,
            midshipmen and officer cadets are employed by their respective Services
            exposing them to, and providing an insight into, single-service
            environments. Single Service Training is conducted at a variety of Navy,
            Army and Air Force training establishments and operational units/ships.

Daily Routine during YOFT

37.     During the first six weeks (YOFT) the daily routine (Monday – Sunday) is
typically:

       a.   Reveille (awaken) 0600 h;

       b.   Roll call and cleaning ablutions from 0600 h;

       c.   Physical Training 0630 h to 0710 h

       d.   Breakfast is available between 0600- 0800 h;

       e.   Military training are divided into fourteen 40 minute lessons from 0810h
            to 2130 h.

Daily Routine at ADFA

39.    After the first six weeks the daily routine during academic sessions (Monday –
Friday) is:

       a.   Reveille at 0600 h;

       b.   Roll call, breakfast and cleaning ablutions from 0600 to 0700 h;

       c.   Military training from 0700 h to 0800 h;

       d.   Academic and AMET periods are divided into nine 50 minute periods
            from 0800 h to 1730 h; and

       e.   Additional activity is regularly scheduled after 1730 h.

40.    Throughout the year breakfast is available 0615 – 0800 h, lunch 1050 – 1345 h
and dinner is served from 1800 – 1945 h.

Return of Service Obligation

41.     Training at ADFA attracts a Return of Service Obligation (ROSO). As an
officer cadet sponsored through ADFA, after graduation you will complete a ROSO
which guarantees employment for a period of time in the Australian Defence Force
(ADF). As a general rule, your minimum ROSO is the number of years the ADF has
paid for you to complete training, plus one year. The ROSO is based on the
investment which Defence makes in each of its ADFA trainees, including covering
education costs, HECS, textbooks, salaries and subsidised clothing and housing.
There is an expectation that this investment will be repaid by completion of the
ROSO. This will be explained in more detail on your arrival at ADFA.
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Resignations

42.     After leaving home and your family and friends, it is recognised that it does
take time to adjust to military life at the Academy. To give a reasonable period of
time for adjustment, midshipmen and officer cadets are not permitted to resign during
the first five weeks. This time also allows you to make a well-informed decision
regarding resignation from ADFA.

Local Leave

43.    Local area leave (known as short leave) at ADFA is managed via a tiered
system. Under this system, midshipmen and officer cadets may take local leave in the
Canberra area on approved days when not required for duty. This leave is restricted in
First Year. There is no local leave from Monday through to Thursday for First Year
midshipmen and officer cadets, during first session 2011. Your Divisional staff may,
however, grant additional leave on request. On weekends, midshipmen and officer
cadets under the age of 18 may only stay out beyond midnight if they are staying at an
address pre-approved by their parents. Please be aware there will be no local leave
approved during the first six weeks (YOFT).

Recreational Leave

44.    You may be granted four to five weeks of leave during the Christmas and New
Year break, and you may be entitled to short leave during the Easter period. For
single members, the Commonwealth provides two free trips per year to your
nominated NOK address. The first opportunity for an extended period of leave
normally occurs at Easter. Applications for Easter free travel (at Commonwealth
expense) will be initiated on arrival at ADFA, depending on your academic
commitments. You may also have the opportunity to take leave in May. Most cadets
preserve their second entitlement to free travel until the Christmas leave period.

Emergency Contact

45.    ADFA has a 24 hour duty system which parents may contact if there is an
urgent requirement to contact a midshipman, officer cadet or staff member after
hours. The Academy Duty Officer (ADO) number is (02) 6268 8574 or 0418 413 035.
For routine inquiries, parents may call the Executive Duty Officer (XDO) on 0417
477 858.

Personal Administration

46.    Your postal address whilst at ADFA is:

       Employee ID, rank (eg, Officer Cadet), initials, surname
       Division number and Squadron number (allocated once you get to ADFA)
       Australian Defence Force Academy
       Northcott Drive
       CAMPBELL ACT 2612

47.    Change of address notifications should be made to:

       a.      insurance companies,
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        b.      driver’s licence issuing authorities,

        c.      motor vehicle registration authorities,

        d.      banks or building societies,

        e.      all similar agencies with which you have dealings, and

        f.      electoral roll.

Personal Documents

48.    A list of personal documents that you MUST bring to ADFA is attached at
annex C.

Personal Particulars

49.    Please complete the personal particulars form attached at annex E and
return to your local recruiting unit as soon as possible.

Pay

50.     You will be paid each Thursday fortnight and your pay will be deposited
directly into your nominated bank or credit union account. You are to arrive at ADFA
with details of your bank/credit union account including BSB number. If you do not
have an account, an opportunity will be made available during YOFT to open an
account at either the Defence Force Credit Union (DEFCREDIT) or the Australian
Defence Credit Union (ADCU). Both of these credit unions are located at ADFA. All
members of the Australian Defence Force pay tax; therefore you are required to bring
a Tax File Number (TFN) with you. If you do not already have a TFN, you must
obtain one before arrival at ADFA. Additionally all members contribute to the
Military Superannuation Benefits Scheme (MSBS) and pay a charge for rations and
quarters (R&Q). R&Q includes meals, accommodation and utilities. These amounts
are deducted automatically from your fortnightly net pay.

Purchase of an Administration pack

51.     On your arrival you will be provided with the following items that you will
require for cleaning and maintaining your uniforms. These items have been purchased
on your behalf and the cost will be re-paid via your first mess bill. These include:

Good quality ironing board                      Laundry marker
Spray starch                                    Water spray bottle
Soft polishing cloths                           Black parade shoe polish
Liquid Brass Polish (Brasso)                    Toothbrush for cleaning boots and brass
10 metal coat hangers                           Wet & dry sandpaper
10 metal skirt / trouser hanger                 4 tent pegs
1 x roll of black electrical tape
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Cash

52.    You should bring sufficient cash with you for the purchase of essential items
during the first few weeks until your first pay is received. An amount of $200 is
suggested (and is the maximum).

Support Services at ADFA

53.    Psychology and Counselling Service. Defence provides qualified, dedicated
counselling staff who you may approach for assistance. This service is available to all
students and does not require a referral from medical staff.

54.    Medical and Dental Services. Full medical services are provided by
Duntroon Health Centre which is situated behind the ADFA Indoor Sports Centre and
across General Bridges Drive. Midshipmen and officer cadets incur no cost for
consultations, treatment, and prescription costs arising from illness or injury.

55.     Chaplains. There are three Chaplains at ADFA, one from each Service. These
Chaplains are available to all midshipmen and officer cadets of all denominations and
religions. The Chaplains conduct sessions in character development for all
midshipmen and officer cadets as part of their military training. The spiritual support
and personal development of midshipmen and officer cadets and staff are the
Chaplains’ priorities. The Chaplains are available at all times to provide confidential
pastoral care and ministry to midshipmen, officer cadets and staff.

56.     Spiritual and personal development is encouraged through non-
denominational services at ADFA, and on Sunday by worship at the ANZAC
Memorial Chapel of St Paul in nearby Duntroon. Several Sunday church services are
scheduled for those midshipmen and officer cadets wishing to attend them during
YOFT. Weekday services are also available in the smaller ADFA chapel following
the completion of YOFT. Voluntary Bible studies and a Sunday evening fellowship
are also conducted. Times and venues are advertised regularly.

Facilities at ADFA

57.    The following facilities are available at ADFA:

 Academy Library                      Automatic Teller Machine
 Hairdressing Salon                   Post Boxes
 Coffee shop                          Taxi rank
 Bookshop                             Public Buses
 Defence Force Credit Union           Australian Defence Credit Union


ADFA Band

58.     ADFA supports a Military Band, including bagpipe, percussion and woodwind
sections, under the administration and conduct of a member of the Australian Army
Band Corps. The Band rehearses regularly and has occasional practice weekends.
Membership of the Band is voluntary and midshipmen and officer cadets who wish to
join are encouraged to include any instruments they own in their removal. The Band
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performs for all ADFA parades and provides musical support for the ADFA stage
production, concert evenings, presentation nights and church services.

Helpful Websites

59.    More information about ADFA, UNSW and Canberra can be found at the
following websites:

      a.    www.unsw.adfa.edu.au

      b.    www.defencejobs.defence.gov.au/recruit.htm

      c.    www.defence.gov.au/adfa/

The military environment at ADFA

60.    Information regarding the military environment at ADFA is attached at annex
F and will assist you with your transition from civilian to military life. This is written
by an officer cadet currently in her third year in order to provide you with a cadet’s
perspective on life it ADFA.

Conclusion

61.    Congratulations once again on your selection to join the Australian Defence
Force and your appointment to the Australian Defence Force Academy. ADFA
demands high standards from its midshipmen and officer cadets in every regard.
Arriving fit, healthy and administratively well prepared will ensure the minimum
amount of stress and inconvenience for you during the initial period of training

62.    If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Defence Force
Recruiting Centre where you applied for ADFA, refer to the ADFA webpage, or
contact the XDO on 0417 477 858.




B.J. KAFER, AM, CSC, RAN
Commodore,
Commandant
Australian Defence Force Academy

14 October 2010

Tel: (02) 6268 8600
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Annexes:
A. Map of ADFA
B. Example of appropriate haircuts / hairstyles
C. Personal Items and Documentation Check List to bring to ADFA
D. Removals Information and Documentation
E.  Personal Particulars Form
F.  The Military Environment at the Australian Defence Force Academy
G. Personal and Laptop Computer Technical specifications for use within
    UNSW@ADFA and ADF Intranet
                                                                          ANNEX A TO
                                                                JOINING INSTRUCTION
                                                                              NOV 10




Military Facility
1     Administration                       33      Academy Staff Club
2     Adams Hall                           35      Capability Technology & Management College
3     Military Building                    36      Australian Defence Studies Centre
4     Academy Cadets Mess                  40      Spectator Stand
5     Indoor Sports Centre                 41      Main Q-Store/Document Production Centre
6     Officers Mess                        42-43   Australia’s Federation Guard
7     Senior NCOs Mess                     44      Maintenance
7-11 Junior Ranks Accommodation            50-71   Officer Cadet Accommodation
12    Junior Ranks Mess

Academic Buildings                                Outdoor Facilities
13    Library/Centre for Media Resources   80     Main Parade Ground
14-15 Computer Science                     81     Oval No 1
16    Electrical Engineering               82     Oval No 2
17    Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering   83&85 Tennis Courts
19    Engineering Support                  84     Parade Ground ‘B’
20    Civil Engineering                    86     Parade Ground ‘A’
21    Geography & Oceanography             Car Parks
22    Chemistry                            90     Academic Car Park
22-25 Physics/Chemistry Stores             91     Central Car Park
26    Physics                              92     Officers Mess Car Park
26-28 Humanities & Social Sciences         93     Senior NCOs/Junior Ranks Car Park
29    Mathematics & Statistics             94     Officer Cadets Car Park
30    Lecture Theatre South                95     Administration Car Park
32    Lecture Theatre North                96     Indoor Sports Centre
                                               ANNEX B TO
                                     JOINING INSTRUCTION
                                                   NOV 10

EXAMPLE OF APPROPRIATE HAIRCUTS / HAIRSTYLES FOR ARRIVAL
AT ADFA
                                                                          ANNEX C TO
                                                                JOINING INSTRUCTION
                                                                              NOV 10

      CHECK LIST OF ITEMS TO BRING TO ADFA

Compulsory Documentation to bring:                                            YES    NO
Original copy of final secondary school examination results and/or proof of
academic qualifications
Original academic transcripts for any previous university studies (if
applicable)
Full course/subject outlines for any previous university studies
 (if applicable)
Original birth certificate
International Health Certificate (if held)
Certificate of naturalisation (if applicable)
Passport – if available (current or expired)
Names and addresses of two next-of kin at different addresses
(eg parents and grandparents or aunty/uncle)
Medicare card (or details) if you have one
Inoculation Records (records of any/all inoculations)
Tax File Number
Bank and/or credit union details (BSB, Account numbers) for deposit of your
pay (you may choose to set up an account with one of the two credit unions
on campus, on arrival).
Proof of marital status (including recognised defacto), or status of any
dependants.


      The following items will be provided in the personal administration and cleaning
      packs which will be given to you when you arrive at ADFA:


Administration Pack:
Old tooth brush (for cleaning shoe edges & applying polish)
Black ‘parade gloss’ shoe polish x 1
Brasso polish x 1
Quantity of sandpaper(fine & course grades for polishing brass)
Starch or ironing aide x 1
Polishing cloths x 6
Laundry marker pen x 1
Coat hangers plain, coat hangers with clips for pants (approx 10 of each)
Water spray bottle for ironing
Tent Pegs (x4)
Roll of black electrical tape
Ironing board




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Compulsory items to bring to ADFA:                                                    Qty     Check
                                                                                               
Good quality iron: equipped with a protective plate, spray and steam            (1)
options – this item will not be available on arrival. It is an essential item
for uniform maintenance.
Swimwear – black in colour. NB Basic black swimwear will be issued at           (1)
ADFA, however the female style does not incorporate a bra shelf, and
males are issued with Speedo style swimwear. One piece swimmers for
females, boy leg styles permitted. If preferred males may bring plain
black shorts to swim in – not long board short styles.
Swimming goggles and cap                                                        (optional).
Sports bras for females suitable for running in. (professionally fitted).       min (2)
Underwear suitable for sports.                                                  (qty)
Depilatory and sanitary products to last 5 weeks (females).                     5 weeks
Shaving Cream and razors to last 5 weeks (males)                                supply
Hosiery for females (Flesh Tone) to wear under uniform skirts                   4 pairs
Pyjamas - suitable to be worn in mixed gender environment                       min(1)
Bath towels
Bath robe                                                                       (optional)
Hairdryer                                                                       (optional)
Watch (black , silver or gold bands and watch faces)
Baby wipes (for use in overnight outdoor activities)                            (optional)
Toiletries bag
Medium DrySac (for use in overnight outdoor activities)                         (optional)
Shampoo & Conditioner                                                           5 weeks
                                                                                supply
Small bottle of roll on insect repellent                                        (1)
Hair care – hairnets, pins, hair bands, hairspray etc for females with long     5 weeks
hair                                                                            supply
Sunglasses - conservative in style, black or brown, non-reflective              (optional)
Adequate supply of underwear, hosiery and socks                                 qty
Formal, informal and casual clothing to meet ACM dress standards (see           qty
page 3 of instructions). Also clothes to wear while cleaning.
Good quality jogging shoes, worn in but no more than 6 months old.              1(new) pr
Second pair of older runners which can be used for activities where they        1(old) pr
will get wet and muddy.
Cash (approximately $200) including some coins if you intend to use the         $200 max
public phones, or to purchase phone cards
Envelopes and stamps                                                            qty
Thongs (for use while showering)                                                (1) pr
Shaving brush (for cleaning weapons)                                            (1)
ATM card

       Important Notes

       1.      ADFA advises against the purchase of a personal computer until after you
       arrive and receive guidance from the University of New South Wales on specific
       requirements.
2.      International students will have Australian uniforms issued to them upon
arrival. The only exceptions to this are New Zealand cadets who should bring their
uniforms with them.

Prohibited items

3.     Military personnel are not to possess or view any form of inappropriate
material (such as pornography) within the Academy precinct. DO NOT bring any
such material to ADFA.
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4.      DO NOT bring any food (including sweets or chocolate) or non-essential
pharmaceutical products (eg multi vitamins, protein supplements, Panadol etc) with
you. Female contraception is acceptable. Your physical condition and well being will
be closely monitored by staff at ADFA. Should you require pharmaceuticals, staff will
send you to the nearby medical unit for treatment, and prescription items will be
issued free of charge.

5.      Military Personnel are not to keep personal weapons of any sort in their
accommodation. DO NOT bring knives, firearms, swords, cross bows or similar
items to ADFA.




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                                                                            ANNEX D TO
                                                                  JOINING INSTRUCTION
                                                                                NOV 10
FIRST YEAR REMOVALS

1.     First Year members are entitled to a removal from home to ADFA at Commonwealth
expense following their initial six weeks of training. The removal uplift will take effect
sometime between the end of February and early March 2011. Delivery of items to ADFA
will occur on 5 March 2011.

2.      This is your only chance to bring items from home to ADFA at Commonwealth
expense. Removals for your posting following graduation will only consist of items that are
at ADFA or those held in storage. If you choose not to have your items removed at this time,
it will be your responsibility to move the items at a later stage with no compensation/
reimbursement from Defence.

3.     You are only entitled to a removal from the address you were living prior to joining
ADFA. Items will only be picked up from one location. All items for uplift are to be listed in
an inventory; if they are not listed then they will not be uplifted.

4.     There are two types of inventories, Inventory A for delivery to ADFA and Inventory
B to be placed into storage for the duration of your stay at ADFA (this does not include
motor vehicles). Storage items will be held in store at Commonwealth expense until you
request them to be delivered. This is normally used for members with household furniture.

Inventory A

5.      This inventory is to be filled out for all items to be delivered to your room on 5
March 2011. This will include items such as push bikes, surfboards, clothing, televisions,
stereos etc. Clothing is to be listed per box (eg 3 x boxes clothing). They are classed as items
packed by owner and will need to be packed by your parents (boxes will be provided by the
removalist and delivered to your home address a couple of days prior to uplift).

6.     All other items must be packed by the removalist. Please ensure that only clothing is
packed by your parents otherwise there will be no compensation for broken or damaged
items.

Inventory B

7.     This inventory is for all items that will not fit into your room at ADFA that must be
removed (eg house contents, beds, furniture etc). Once these items are placed in store you
cannot remove them unless you recall all the items from storage. These items will all be
packed by the removalist.

Motor Vehicles

8.      Motor vehicles will be freighted from your home address to ADFA and delivered on
5 March 2011. If you require your vehicle to be freighted, complete the Request for
Relocation of Motor Vehicles. All Motor Vehicles/ Motor bikes are to be driveable and
registered.
9.       These vehicles are not covered for transit insurance, so check with your insurance
company and, if necessary, take out transit cover. Transit coverage is also available from the
transit company on day of pick up of vehicle with the cost approximately $100.00.
10.      Members will have the opportunity to drive their vehicle from their home location to
ADFA, in their first break, however this may not be until mid-year. Members who will be
driving their vehicles are not to complete the Request for Relocation of Motor Vehicle, but
will complete another form when they arrive at ADFA.

11.   Parents who choose to bring a member’s vehicle to ADFA on the CDF Parade
weekend or at a later date will not be compensated or reimbursed for expenses.

Completion of inventory proforma

12.    If you are only having items removed to ADFA you need to complete a single
inventory. If you are also having items removed to store you will need to complete two
inventories and mark one to ADFA and one to Store. On the front cover sheet, only,
complete the following:
       a.      Your first name, last name;

       b.      Your contact for your removal will be Debbie Durrington as indicated;

       c.      Uplift address – this is the address where the items will be picked up; and

       d.      A contact at uplift must be given with relevant phone numbers (ensure the
               person you put on the form is aware that a removalist will be contacting them
               and they must be present the entire time the removal is occurring).

13.    Do not sign and date the proforma as it will be done once you have arrived at ADFA.

14.   Complete the second page of the proforma by listing the items you want removed.
Ensure you include the quantity, value of each item, and a description (eg brand, serial
numbers and size etc).

Completion of request for relocation of a motor vehicle

15. You need to complete the following details if you wish to relocate a vehicle:

       a.    Your first name, last name;

       b.    Your contact for your removal will be Debbie Durrington as indicated;

       c.      Uplift address – this is the address where the car will be picked up from, or
               you can opt to have your contact at uplift deliver the vehicle to the freight
               depot;




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       d.     A contact at uplift must be given with relevant phone numbers (ensure the
              person you put on the form is aware that a freight company will be contacting
              them and they must be present when the vehicle is being loaded on the truck);
              and

       e.     Complete details on the vehicle type – including all relevant details of the
              vehicle and ensure you tick the box - Is the vehicle registered/driveable.


16.    Do not sign and date the proforma as it will be done once you have arrived at ADFA.
Please bring all completed paper work with you when you arrive at ADFA.




                                           D-3
                                                             ANNEX E TO
                                                   JOINING INSTRUCTION
                                                                 NOV 10


PERSONAL PARTICULARS FORM

SURNAME:



FIRST AND MIDDLE NAMES:



DATE OF BIRTH:

GENDER:           M   /     F
                  Circle one


MARITAL STATUS:           Single   Married / Defacto Single with dependants
                                                Circle one


NATIONALITY:

RELIGION:


SERVICE (RAAF/ ARMY/NAVY RNZAF ETC):


BRANCH, MUSTERING OR CATEGORY (N/A FOR ARMY):


DEGREE STREAM:

PREVIOUS SERVICE EXPERIENCE (IF YES PROVIDE DETAILS):




FAMILY MEMBERS SERVING IN THE ADF (IF YES PROVIDE DETAILS):
EMERGENCY CONTACT PERSON 1:

TITLE:                     GIVEN NAME:                          SURNAME:



STREET NAME AND NO:



TOWN / SUBURB / STATE & POSTCODE:




PHONE NUMBERS:         (BHS)            (AHS)                       (MOB)



RELATIONSHIP:



* NB The second person identified as an emergency contact CANNOT have the same
address and phone numbers as the first. Consider nominating a parent and an
aunt/grandparent/close family friend.

EMERGENCY CONTACT PERSON 2:

TITLE:                     GIVEN NAME:                          SURNAME:



STREET NAME AND NO:



TOWN / SUBURB / STATE & POSTCODE:




PHONE NUMBERS:         (BHS)            (AHS)                       (MOB)



RELATIONSHIP:



                                     E-2
Whilst most cadets can be fitted for uniforms on arrival, a small number will fall
outside the sizes which are routinely carried by the uniform outfitter. In order to
reduce waiting times for uniforms please indicate your shoe size and height
below.


HEIGHT:                              cm


SHOE SIZE:
                     (UK sizing)




                                   IMPORTANT

When completed, please forward this Personal Particulars form to:

YOFT CO-ORDINATORS
LMSS
Australian Defence Force Academy
Northcott Drive
Canberra
ACT 2600

Or fax completed form to:

YOFT CO-ORDINATORS
LMSS
Australian Defence Force Academy
(02) 6268 8560




                                          E-3
                                                                     ANNEX F TO
                                                           JOINING INSTRUCTION
                                                                         NOV 10

THE MILITARY ENVIRONMENT AT THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE
FORCE ACADEMY (ADFA)

1.      This document is designed to give new midshipmen and officer cadets joining
ADFA a realistic view of military and Academy life. It will hopefully answer most of
the questions you have about starting what I promise you will be a different but
exciting career. When I joined the ADF I was 17 and a quiet country girl with no idea
what living away from home was like. Leaving home, starting university and a new
job all on your first day at ADFA can be completely overwhelming. However once
the shock wears off and you settle into Academy life ADFA becomes a place where
you can really develop yourself whilst having a lot of fun. I hope this document is
useful in covering the aspects that you need to know about ADFA.

The Organisation of ADFA

2.       ADFA is the joint training institution for officers of the ADF. It is unique in
that it provides trainees with a university degree and military training. The university
side of ADFA is run by the University of NSW and within the Academy it is called
‘UNSW@ADFA’.

3.    ADFA aims, over a period of three years, to produce professional and
competent officers with a balanced and liberal education for the three services: Navy,
Army and Air Force.

4.      Each year group at ADFA is divided into two squadrons (SQNs) which are tri-
service. These SQN’s are in turn divided into four divisions (Divs) of around 45
midshipmen and officer cadets who live together in one building. Each division is
allocated one Divisional Officer and one Divisional Senior Non Commissioned
Officer to supervise and assist them with life at ADFA.

Military Life

5.      ADFA is first and foremost a military institution and as such midshipmen and
officer cadets are expected to behave in a manner befitting a military member. There
are several key aspects of military life which may come as a shock when first joining
the military.

6.      Uniform. All military members are required to wear and maintain their issued
uniforms. ADFA members wear the uniform of their parent service whilst at the
Academy in accordance with their individual service rules and regulations. Cadets are
issued their uniform during the first days of YOFT.
7.     Discipline. All military members are to maintain a high level of self-discipline
which is necessary for the nature of their job. This includes following lawful orders
and the rules and regulations which may limit how cadets behave.

8.       Leave. Leave policies in place in first year limit how often cadets may leave
the Academy during the week. These policies are in place to allow staff to monitor the
initial year of training with cadets, to ensure cadets’ safety and to allow cadets to
effectively adjust to military life and living away from home. These restrictions relax
as cadets progress through the Academy; reflecting the growing trust in cadets by the
staff. ADFA is, however, by no means a boot camp; cadets are encouraged to grow
and gain responsibility across their time with the aim of producing responsible junior
officers. Leave restrictions are one of the sets of guidelines put in place to facilitate
that process.

9.       DFDA. All military members are subject to the Defence Force Discipline Act
(DFDA). This Act provides the laws which regulate the military environment. These
are designed to reflect and regulate the unique requirements of military life and ensure
military discipline is enforced, and you will be subject to these laws from the time you
are appointed into your Service. You will also remain subject to the normal laws of
the Commonwealth and states while you serve in the ADF. You should be reassured
that while the DFDA can be strict on some issues, its laws are logical, reasonable and
are fairly applied. You will receive training at ADFA on these laws and your
obligations under them.

10.     Drugs. The ADF has a zero tolerance policy in relation to drug use. Any use
of illegal drugs will result in discharge from the military and the Academy.

11.     Saluting. Part of military discipline is the paying of respects to officers as they
hold a Queen’s commission. This is done through the saluting of officers in uniform
and is a practice implemented across most of the Academy. Some areas are designated
non-saluting areas to allow all ranks to relax; these areas include the ADFA Café
precinct.

Daily Life at ADFA

12.     The first six weeks of ADFA form the initial induction into military and
ADFA life; called Year One Familiarisation Training (YOFT). After this period, first
year cadets integrate into Academy life and commence attending academic studies in
their selected degree streams. Unlike normal university life, cadets at ADFA are paid
to study for their degrees; this means that all academic and military classes are
compulsory. Cadets can face disciplinary action for missing their work duties if they
do not attend class.
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13.    Routine. Whilst passing your degree is the main priority at ADFA, each Year
group will also undertake two blocks of Academic and Military Education and
Training (AMET) which provides the military side of training. This includes:

          a. Drill. Cadets are expected to move around the Academy in a military
             manner. Drill facilitates the movement of military personnel within
             military bases, and it inculcates self discipline, confidence and helps
             develop a command presence. Cadets will undertake two hours drill
             practice per week to prepare for Academy parades and drill
             examinations. Drill competency is a graduation requirement.

          b. Inspections. During working hours from 0700 h – 1700 h cadet’s
             rooms are expected to be kept in inspection order. This assists in
             maintaining a clean and productive communal living environment, and
             in promoting self organisation. Rooms will be checked formally at the
             commencement of each week by the divisional staff.

          c. Weapons Training. Due to the nature of their profession all military
             members will be trained in the use of ADF service weapons. This will
             include the firing of live ammunition on a weapons range, and such
             training and range practices are compulsory for graduation. Whilst
             cadets will not be deployed during their time at ADFA, the
             requirement to be trained on weapons is directly related to the
             requirement for all military members to be combat ready before they
             take up their full duties as officers in their Service.

          d. Physical Fitness. The military is a physically demanding job. All
             cadets at ADFA are expected to be able to pass their single service
             fitness requirements at all times throughout their time at ADFA and
             ADF careers. Physical Training (PT) is conducted for at least 3 hours
             per week and cadets are expected to train to sustain fitness outside
             these times. The gymnasium facilities at ADFA are more than
             adequate to enable cadets to achieve fitness goals.

          e. Defence Studies. Cadets are educated and exposed to all aspects of
             military organisation and strategy to prepare them for their careers as
             officers in the ADF.

          f. Military Communications. Cadets undertake a program to develop and
             hone their written and oral communications skills, especially in the
             Defence environment.
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14.     Sports. Cadets are encouraged to participate in at least one sporting activity at
the Academy in order to improve their skills and fitness as well as interact with a
range of other years and staff in a social environment. Once a cadet signs up for a
sport, attendance at training and matches is compulsory. Sports training is conducted
after hours generally on the Academy precinct. Sports played at ADFA include: AFL,
Rugby, Basketball, Netball, Soccer, Rowing, Dragon Boating, Hockey, Touch
Football, Volleyball, and Cricket.

15.    Voluntary Extra-Curricular Activities (VECAs). Cadets also have the
opportunity to participate in voluntary groups in areas other than sport. These may
include: debating, band, stage production, fencing, aviation or maritime interest
group, sailing, swimming, community service and numerous others.

16.     Both sports and VECAs allow cadets to undertake leadership roles within the
clubs to develop their skills as an officer.

Living at ADFA

17.      Living away from home. Many cadets joining ADFA are leaving home for
the first time. This can be a shock to any young adult. First year cadets are offered
support and guidance to help them adapt to living away from home. This includes:
military chaplains and psychologists, dedicated squadron and divisional staff and of
course second and third year cadets at the Academy.

18.     Sponsor Families. ADFA also runs a sponsor family program which pairs
new midshipmen/officer cadets with responsible ADF families from Canberra. This
voluntary program offers cadets the opportunity for a home away from home, a place
to go to when the pressures of ADFA feel overwhelming or merely another mentor to
provide advice on all aspects of military life. All midshipmen and officer cadets are
encouraged to take part in this program as it can provide long term benefits; there are
no obligations associated with the program and cadets may spend as little or as much
time with their sponsor families as they desire. Cadets will be offered the opportunity
to participate in this program during YOFT.

19.      Privacy. The Privacy Act contains provisions which limit the ability of ADFA
staff to disclose personal information about midshipmen or officer cadets without
prior consent. This means that without the consent of the cadet the staff may not
disclose any information about the cadet to their parents or other family members; this
applies to cadets aged under 18 as well. However, midshipmen and cadets are
encouraged to maintain frequent contact with their families when they reach ADFA as
the ADF recognises the important role that families will continue to play in their lives
even after they arrive at ADFA. Nonetheless, some parents may at first feel as though
they are getting little contact with their son or daughter, this is often a symptom of the
high tempo of ADFA life.
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20.    Notwithstanding the privacy restrictions mentioned above, if parents or
guardians have any concerns about a cadet at ADFA they should not hesitate to
contact the cadet’s divisional staff or the ADFA Duty Officer. These calls will always
be taken.

21.      Phones during YOFT. There are restrictions placed on the use of phones and
the internet during the initial training period. This is designed to allow cadets to focus
on their training while they integrate into military and Academy life. After the initial
few weeks cadets are given full access to phones and email, and these early
restrictions are not designed to isolate cadets. If during YOFT cadets feel they need to
contact their families they can ask their staff at any time and it will be facilitated.

22.     Professional Behaviour. Whilst it is expected that friendships, and indeed
long lasting ones, will form at the Academy, during the day the people with whom
you will live are your work colleagues. It is therefore expected that regardless of
personal situations all cadets treat each other with professionalism and respect as they
would in any workplace.

23.     Relationships. ADFA recognises that three years is a long time to spend in a
training environment and as such relationships will inevitably form during this time.
ADFA does not try to stop this. There are, however, several rules in place to ensure a
professional environment for all living at the Academy. Relationships are not allowed
during the initial three month training period. After this period they are permitted
provided that a professional work manner is sustained, and cadets do not engage in
intimate behaviour in uniform, within the Academy, or when on duty.

24.     Health. Cadets are provided with health care from the ADF. ADFA and RMC
share the Duntroon Health Centre (DHC) which is located adjacent to the Academy
and provides routine and emergency health care for all military members. All
members undergo yearly medical review to ensure their continued health and ability
to perform their job.

25.     Religion. All military members are encouraged to participate in the
observance of any religious worship they choose. ADFA has three service chaplains
who are available to assist with any spiritual and personal development, regardless of
religious denomination. The ANZAC Memorial Chapel at Duntroon conducts regular
church services which cadets are free to attend. The ADFA Chaplains will also assist
cadets to contact groups of their own religious denomination outside the Academy if
desired. The Chaplains also provide a counselling and pastoral service to all staff,
cadets and their families.

26.     Compulsory attendance at church services is required for some events that
have a religious, but non-denominational element such as: ANZAC Day, CDF Parade
Family Weekend, and Graduation Week.
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Expectations of Officers within the ADF and whilst at ADFA

27.    ADFA cadets and staff are expected to espouse the values of the Academy and
indeed the wider Australian community. The ADFA values are:

           a. Be Honest,

           b. Give Everyone a Fair Go,

           c. Respect Others, and

           d. Do Your Best.

28.     These values go hand in hand with the qualities that midshipmen and officer
cadets are assessed on throughout their time at ADFA. These officer qualities hold
midshipmen and officer cadets to a high standard of behaviour and character which
prepares them to be professional officers able to lead their fellow ADF members.
These qualities are:

           a. Adaptability – the ability to adjust confidently to changing situations
              under normal or stressful conditions;

           b. Initiative – the ability to positively influence, by instigating action,
              events to achieve goals beyond those called for;

           c. Integrity – the ability to separate right from wrong and act accordingly;

           d. Determination – the ability to apply oneself to a purpose and be
              resolute in the pursuit of personal goals and the achievement of
              designated tasks; and

           e. Professionalism – the ability to set and maintain the high standards
              expected of officers in the ADF.

29.     I wish you all the best with life at ADFA and your ADF careers. The
friendships you make and the lessons you learn in your initial training will stand you
in good stead for the rest of your time in the ADF and beyond. There will be high
points and indeed lessons learnt from mistakes, but overall ADFA is a rewarding
experience particularly if you involve yourself as much as possible in all aspects of
Academy life. Remember to enjoy your time at ADFA as very soon it will be over
and you will not want to leave!




Annie Anderson
Officer Cadet (Royal Australian Air Force)
21 Division
ADFA
                                         F-6
                                                                   ANNEX G TO
                                                         JOINING INSTRUCTION
                                                                       NOV 10

PERSONAL AND LAPTOP COMPUTER TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
FOR USE WITHIN UNSW @ ADFA AND ADF INTRANET

1.      ADFA does not recommend purchasing a personal or laptop computer prior to
arriving at ADFA, as different degree streams have very specific requirements. If you
already have a personal or laptop computer the following minimum technical
specifications must be met before access to the University and ADF networks will be
granted:
:
           a. Windows XP SP2.

         b.    Internet Explorer 6.0 or above.

         c.    A current anti-virus application installed, such as Trend PC-Cillin,
               Nortons or McAfee.

         d.    An anti-virus pattern file updated within the last seven days before
               you try to log on to either intranet.

         e.    Either a personal or Windows firewall turned on.

2.    Please note you will need a modem for your computer; available connection
methods are:
         a. Broadband.

         b.    Next G Network.

         c.    Dial up.

3.     Bandwidth requirements are a minimum of 64kps.

4.     The Defence intranet currently requires a Windows operating system, and it is
therefore recommended that you do not purchase a MAC for use within ADFA.
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