01 Jan 2020

Research from the United States shows that veterans bring unique strengths to the classroom, but also face specific challenges and barriers in accessing higher education.

Challenges for veterans seeking higher education - ABC's Life Matters Podcast

23 Aug 2018

Andrew Harvey (La Trobe University) and Matt Sharp (ASVA) discuss veterans in higher education with Michael Mackenzie on ABC's Life Matters podcast.

ASVA in the News

14 Aug 2018

The Australian Article:  'Let’s encourage former soldiers to enrol in university courses'.
By Christopher Niesche

ASVA in the News

08 Aug 2018

ABC News Article: 'Australian Defence Force veterans can feel marginalised at university, study finds'.
By Sofie Wainwright

Supporting younger military veterans to succeed in Australian higher education - FINAL REPORT PUBLISHED!

13 Jun 2018

The Australian Student Veterans Association in collaboration with La Trobe University has published a groundbreaking research study on military veterans in Australian higher education.

The research is based on the input of 240 ex-service personnel from across the country who have accessed higher education after serving in the Australian Defence Force.

Among many other things, this study found that:

  • Military veterans are largely invisible within Australian higher education.

  • ADF experience is not consistently recognised in university admissions processes.

  • Student veterans draw upon their military skill-sets (i.e. discipline, leadership, time management) to succeed at university.

  • The majority of student veterans are highly motivated and positive about their potential to explore successful career paths following their studies.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this research. We deeply value your time and contribution.

The Australian Veteran Employment Coailition: Professional experience and internship opportunities for Australian Student Veterans!

07 Jan 2018

The Australian Veteran Employment Coalition (AVEC) represents Australia’s largest corporate employers who are committed to supporting our community. ASVA has been working with the coalition to facilitate employment, professional experience and internship opportunities for prospective & current student veterans, as well as veteran alumni, within their specific degree fields.

AVEC has recently launched their pre-release website to connect transitioning and former service pers with the corporate members of the coalition, so if you’re looking to work with top-tier employers across the country who know your value, and gain exceptional experience within your chosen study field, head over to the AVEC website and sign up - https://avec.adep.to

AVEC Members: WestpacWesfarmersSnowy HydroJ.P. MorganQantasMcKinsey & CompanyIncitec Pivot LimitedFairfax MediaWoodside EnergyDowner GroupThalesAustalAustralia PostAonAGL EnergyLend Lease GroupBoralScentre Group & Allegis Partners.

ASVA teams up with SAAB Australia to provide amazing opportunities to Australian student veterans

04 Sep 2017

Hi team! The Australian Student Veterans Association & Saab Australia have partnered to provide outstanding opportunities for paid professional experience, scholarships and employment for the Australian Student Veteran community. If you're currently studying, or have recently graduated, and are looking for opportunities to enter the Defence Industry, this is your big opportunity!

More opportunities like this will be announced soon.

ASVA becomes an identified service provider on the Department of Defence's Engage Portal

25 Aug 2017

We're proud to announce that the Australian Student Veterans Association is now an identified service provider on the Department of Defence's Engage Portal.

Engage is an online portal that current, transitioning, and former ADF members; their families, and/or those involved in their support can use to locate support services.

Find us at https://tinyurl.com/ybksln7y

ASVA is setting up a chapter at ACU's Melbourne Campus

31 Jul 2017

Hey team! Happy to announce a new ASVA chapter is being established at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) - Melbourne Campus.

If you're studying at ACU - Melbourne, would like to explore tertiary studies at this campus or you know someone this may help - please reach out to ASVA.

ASVA sets up a new chapter at ACU's Banyo campus

20 Jul 2017

G'day everyone! ASVA's brand new chapter at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in Brisbane is setting up a stall at ACU's Banyo Campus from 0900 to 1400 tomorrow.

So if you are currently studying at ACU, would like to know what it's like to study at ACU, or have any questions about studying at uni in general, make sure you drop in and chat to the team.

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