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WONCO-A Podcast – Interview with Phillip Nelson on the Army Tertiary Education Program

The Army Tertiary Education Program (ATEP) provides the opportunity for junior non-commissioned officers (JNCO) who are military instructors, senior non-commissioned officers (SNCO), warrant officers (WO) and junior Army officers who do not possess an undergraduate degree to undertake part time study in selected courses at participating universities.

In this PODCAST, WONCO-A’s Ben Gallacher speaks to Phillip Nelson, Education Schemes Manager at Headquarters Forces Command, about the ATEP.

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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience whilst studying through UNE under ATEP sponsorship. The academic staff were exceptionally accommodating for defence members fulfilling their work and study requirements and assisted in planning a cohesive work/study/personal life balance. The assistance from ATEP staff was also outstanding and made the application and enrolment process seamless. Completion of my degree under ATEP sponsorship has encouraged me to pursue a higher level of tertiary education in the future. It reinforced that it is possible to work full time in the ADF and conduct self-paced intellectual improvement concurrently. I will continue to recommend this program to my peers and subordinates in the future. I envisage that this degree will eventually become a pre-requisite qualification for leaders employed within the ADF middle management demographic. I believe this degree encouraged a lot of self-reflection on my own leadership strengths and weaknesses. This encouraged me to publish my experiences on ‘the COVE’. The essay I published is now a tool used in some units as a case study for junior leaders. Without ATEP sponsorship and attending university this would never have occurred. I would like to thank UNE and the ATEP team for a gratifying experience.

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