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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!
By LEUT Katey Mouritz
CHIEF of Navy VADM Russ Crane
recently presented the Admiral
Nelson Sword of Excellence to
HMAS Warramunga's (CMDR
Bruce Legge) XO LCDR Mark
The annual presentation of the
Sword of Excellence recognises excel-
lence in leadership, personal attributes,
management and administrative capa-
bilities, tactical and strategic planning
and sea service, all in the fine tradition
of VADM Viscount Lord Nelson, KB.
VADM Crane said with New
Generation Navy leadership culture
in focus this year, it was admirable
that LCDR Sirois conveyed his strong
personal conviction through leader-
ship based on exceptional example,
and through his determination to make
a positive difference to the people for
whom he was responsible.
"His strong Navy ethos and com-
mitment to mentoring has ensured eve-
ryone in his team progresses profes-
sionally and personally," CN said.
"LCDR Sirois is an outstanding
officer and has excelled as XO in
Warramunga. He is a most deserving
recipient of this year's Admiral Nelson
Sword of Excellence."
LCDR Sirois began his Naval
career with 14 years service in the
Canadian Navy, joining the RAN in
2002 and serving in Warramunga dur-
ing Operation Relex II patrols off
LCDR Sirois then went on to
complete a Principal Warfare Officer
(PWO) course in 2003 and served in
HMAS Stuart from 2004.
During his posting to Stuart, LCDR
Sirois was involved in an operational
deployment to the North Arabian Gulf
on Operation Catalyst, during which
he received a CO Commendation for
his actions as the on-watch PWO dur-
ing a coordinated waterborne impro-
vised explosive device attack by terror-
ists against USS Firebolt and the two
oil platforms being protected.
LCDR Sirois returned to
Warramunga in 2008 as the XO, com-
pleting a mission readiness work-up in
preparation for a second deployment
on Operation Slipper.
During his posting to Warramunga,
LCDR Sirois has been instrumental in
enhancing the operational capability of
both Warramunga and HMAS Perth by
successfully coordinating, conducting
and leading whole ship activities on
both frigates concurrently.
He also excelled as the head of the
Executive Department and displayed
strong leadership as Mess President of
LCDR Sirois demonstrated impres-
sive leadership and management
skills, which ensured the entire ship's
company were consistently organised
for training. An effective mentoring
regime was in place at all levels, a
strong sense of teamwork existed and
personnel were encouraged to be the
best they could be.
HMAS Warramunga's XO LCDR
Mark Sirois proudly displays
his Admiral Nelson Sword of
Excellence near the gangway.
Photo: ABIS Lincoln Commane
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