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Western Sydney University parent information evenings

Western Sydney University is holding two parent information evenings during the July school holidays. Parents and guardians of students in Years 10 to 12 are invited to attend the free information nights. Parent information evenings provide answers to frequently asked questions such as:

  • How does my son or daughter apply to uni?
  • What happens if they don't get the Australian tertiary admission rank to get in?
  • How much does it cost to go to uni?
  • What is the University of Western Sydney (UWS) triple advantage?
  • What scholarships are available?

The gap year challenge  

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) gap year program provides an opportunity for young Australians, who have finished Year 12 (or equivalent) within the previous two years, to experience continuous military training and lifestyle before going on to study or a selected career. It provides a once in a lifetime 'one year work experience' program in the Navy or Army rather than a 'career' for life. The Air Force gap year is currently not available.

The life skills and job training that you will acquire during your gap year experience will be valuable regardless of what career you ultimately undertake. You could earn more than $50,000 over the 12 month period for your gap year.

What happens at the end of my ADF gap year?

At any time during your gap year, you are able to apply for a transfer to an ongoing form of service. The success and timeline of your application to transfer will be subject to available vacancies and training opportunities, and the normal selection processes specific to the job and service for which you apply. There is no guarantee of ongoing employment beyond 12 months.

If at the completion of your gap year you decide not to continue or you are unsuccessful in your application for an ongoing form of service, your employment will be terminated using current service termination processes.

An educational bonus of $10,000 may be available to personnel who later re-enlist. To find out more information on the bonus conditions visit the Navy, Army and Air Force gap year web page:

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What other alternatives are there to gap year?

Gap year is only one of the avenues available if you are considering a career in the ADF. For further information on careers visit the ADF jobs website.

Macquarie university

If you are interested in any of the courses at Macquarie University please visit the Find a course page on the Macquarie University website.