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What is the ADFHEAS Scheme?
The Scheme offers pathways into specific higher education courses with defined
"advanced standing" for Defence provided education, training and development.
Who is it for?
The Scheme is for current, past and Reserve ADF members of all ranks, who
meet the entry requirements specified by each participating university for the
undergraduate or post graduate qualifications on offer.
Which universities are involved?
Currently we have 25 universities that offer pathways with agreed levels of
advanced standing toward a number of their awards. 15 of these universities provide
pathways for undergraduate studies *, (eight on line at time of printing **) while all
25 universities offer post graduate pathways.
The amount of advanced standing given does vary from university to university,
and from award to award.
It may be closer than you think!
Want a University Qualification?
ADF Higher Education
Advanced Standing Scheme
Participating universities are:
advanced standing available!
Qualification may be
closer than you think.
Army October 15, 2009
The fitness industry is ever-evolving with plenty of new ways to
keep fit. Lt Rob Orr explains the trends over the decades and
how the focus has reverted to military-conditioning styles.
The test of time
WITH all the trends
and crazes in the
over the years,
military fitness techniques have
stood the test of time.
Archive photos from the 1940s
show Australian military person-
nel doing calisthenics, swinging
clubs, jumping obstacles or doing
rifle exercises; movements based
on functional need, not gymna-
Ironically, while many per-
sonal trainers and fitness trainers
of the late 1980s and early 1990s
considered the military-condition-
ing style and trainers to be out of
touch with latest trends, a decade
later the fitness industry has come
full circle with the focus of fitness
training emphasising movement-
orientated training and even going
so far as to mimic military train-
ing with 'boot camp' programs.
Here is a look at the different
methods we have tried to maintain
our fitness over almost 40 years.
Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, an Air
Force surgeon, is credited with
first coining the term 'aerobics'
in a book so titled and published
In the early 1970s, Dr
Cooper's book was acknowledged
by the medical community and
is claimed to have been a major
contributor to the 1970s 'running'
Inspired by the book, a former
dancer began taking exercise
classes for women on a US Air
Using callisthenic and
dance movements, the program
expanded and by 1972 the first
professional association, the
International Dance Exercise
Association (IDEA) was founded.
video 'Pumping Iron' in 1977
(together with his cinema fame)
led to an increase in resistance
training exercises in gymnasiums
Jane Fonda released her infa-
mous 'Jane Fonda's Workout', the
most popular home video of all
time. Likewise in 1982, Aerobics
Oz Style made its first appear-
Having such a strong dance
orientation, gymnasiums were
soon flooded with leg warmers
In New Zealand, Philip Mills
began to develop the popular Les
Mills group exercise classes.
In 1990 'Pump' (now Body
Pump) was created and in 1995
the program was released in
Australia and was soon followed
by the other 'Les Mills' programs
While the weights rooms were
initially male-dominated, the
1990s saw the beginning of an
increase in female fitness enthu-
siasts taking on the challenge of
lifting steel thanks to programs
like Body Pump which encourage
females to lift weights for health.
2000 - present
Today the diversity of classes
has led to 'group exercise' classes
replacing the original 'aerobics'
With the change in focus
from a dance orientated class to
classes incorporating weights,
martial arts, yoga and a variety
of other training modalities, men
have slowly made their way into
what was originally an activ-
ity dominated by female fitness
Beat up: Defence personnel enjoying a
session in boxercise (above) and soldiers
boxing at the Physical and Recreational
Training School in Tasmania in 1943
(inset). Photo by LS Paul McCallum and archive photo
provided by AWM.
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