Home' Navy News : June 10th 2010 Contents What is the ADFHEAS Scheme?
The Scheme offers ADF members (current, past and Reserve), pathways into
specific higher education courses with defined advanced standing for their
Defence provided education, training and development.
Who is it for?
The Scheme is for current, past and Reserve ADF members, who meet
the entry requirements specified by each participating university for the
qualifications on offer, to undertake Undergraduate or Post Graduate studies.
Which universities are involved?
Currently we have 29 universities that offer pathways with agreed levels
of "advanced standing" toward a number of their awards for defined
Defence education and training. 24 of these universities focus on pathways
for undergraduate studies *, (11 on line at time of printing * *) with the all
29 offering Post Graduate pathways.
The amount of advanced standing given does vary from university to
university, and from award to award.
ADF Higher Education
Advanced Standing Scheme
Make sure you check out the website for new additions to the list of
universities involved in the ADFHEAS Scheme and the qualifications with
advanced standing available!
Want a university qualification?
It may be closer than you think!
• Australian Catholic University * *
• Australian National University
• Charles Darwin University
• Charles Sturt University * *
• CQ University *
• Deakin University *
• Edith Cowan University
• Griffith University *
• La Trobe University* *
• Macquarie University
• Monash University (Faculty of
Business and Economics) *
• Murdoch University *
• Open Universities Australia *
• RMIT University *
• Southern Cross University *
• Swinburne University
of Technology * *
• The University of Queensland *
• University of Adelaide * *
• University of Canberra *
• University of Newcastle * *
• University of New England *
• University of NSW@ADFA * *
• University of South Australia * *
• University of Southern
Queensland * *
• University of the Sunshine Coast
• University of Tasmania *
(inc Australian Maritime College)
• University of Western Sydney *
• University of Wollongong * *
• Victoria University * *
Participating universities are:
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A University Qualification may be closer than you think!
June 10, 2010
RECEIVING her flu vac-
cination from ABMED
Tahnee White at the
HMAS Harman Medical
Centre, PO Jarne Dance reminded
ADF members that booking in for
a flu shot was a vital and important
part of individual readiness respon-
"Influenza is a highly contagious
respiratory disease that has a big
impact on Defence capability," PO
"Not taking your healthcare respon-
sibilities seriously also impacts on
family, friends and important events.
"While there are some very simple
and effective practices to protect your-
self and others from influenza infec-
tion, the single most effective approach
to reducing the spread of influenza
infection is annual vaccination, which
provides up to 80 per cent protection.
The strains of the influenza virus
and the level of immunity to the virus
vary from year to year, as the virus
mutates frequently. This is why there is
a new vaccine issued for each flu sea-
son. In addition to getting a flu shot, all
ADF members and Defence employees
Wash hands often, especially after
sneezing, coughing or using a tissue.
Cover coughs and sneezes and dis-
pose of used tissues immediately
into a rubbish bin.
Wipe down shared surfaces with
water and detergent.
PO Dance said the influenza vac-
cine did not contain any live viruses
and could not cause influenza infec-
"It is a safe vaccine but care should
be taken in individuals with egg aller-
gies, as the vaccine is grown in eggs,"
"Influenza is caused by a virus and
antibiotics have no effect on viruses."
While antibiotics are used to treat
bacterial infections, they will not stop
influenza from getting worse and will
not stop the spread of infection.
"The only way to protect yourself is
to do the responsible thing by yourself
and your mates and head to your local
medical centre for the vaccination."
The human influenza virus con-
sists of three strains -- A, B and C.
Influenza A and B are the cause of
outbreaks, however, influenza C is
mild and can be likened to the com-
Transmission of the human influ-
enza virus is by the way of respira-
Often people are unsure if they have a
cold or the flu. The differences between
flu and the common cold are:
Flu has a high fever
Common cold has a mild fever
Flu causes muscle/joint aches and
pains and chills
Muscle/joint aches and pains and
chills are rare in the common cold
It takes several weeks to recover from
It takes only days to recover from the
You should seek immediate emergency
You have difficulty breathing or have
shortness of breath
You have pain or pressure in the chest
You have sudden dizziness
You have severe or persistent vomiting
You have a low temperature
Is it cold or flu?
Don't risk flu this season
tory aerosols or droplets. Flu virus in
respiratory droplets from coughing
and sneezing can survive in the air in
enclosed environments for up to one
The virus will survive for eight
hours or longer on hard surfaces such
as door handles, desks, phones, key-
boards and computer peripherals. Flu
virus transferred to hands from hard
surfaces can survive for up to five min-
utes.Signs and symptoms of influenza
infection include fever (>38C) and
chills, muscle/joint aches and pains,
dry cough, fatigue or extreme exhaus-
tion, headache, runny nose, sneezing
and sore throat.
Additional symptoms of vomiting
and diarrhoea may indicate swine flu
(H1N1) infection. H1N1 is highly con-
tagious and a person can be infected
for approximately five days before the
onset of signs and symptoms.
For more information visit the Joint Health
Command website at http://intranet.
BEE STING: PO Jarne Dance receives her annual flu shot from ABMED
Tahnee White at the HMAS Harman Medical Centre. Photo: LSIS Paul McCallum
It's coughs and sneezes time -- Kel Watt and
MAJ Vera Oliver from Joint Health Command
say they want all ADF personnel to have a flu
shot and apply other preventative measures.
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