Defence also administers several other youth-focussed programs.
Long Tan Awards: The Battle of Long Tan holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Australians. The ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Awards started in 2006 to recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader local community. At the same time, they recognise those who display strong values, such as doing one’s best, respect for others and “mateship”, characteristics that are integral to Australian society.
The Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Awards are cash awards available to selected Year 10 and Year 12 students across Australia. The awards are designed to encourage senior students – tomorrow’s leaders – to actively participate in the life of their schools and local communities. School Principals, using Defence supplied criteria, select the award winners.
Defence 2020: is a multi-faceted education program designed to encourage young Australians to become informed about the role of Australia's Defence Force and to engage in constructive dialogue on a wide range of Defence related issues such as national security and our rights and responsibilities as global citizens.