Many of the Centre’s ADF financial education programs are supported by videos. You and your family can access web-versions of those films here, and also find others on specialist topics which are only made available online.
New ADF Superannuation Arrangement Commencing 1 July, 2016
Commencing 1 July 2016, there is a new superannuation arrangement for the ADF. It’s mandatory for new recruits and voluntary for existing members of the Military Superannuation Benefits Scheme (MSBS). Watch this video to learn more about how the arrangement works and how it may affect you.
Note: If you want to learn more about the military super schemes in place before 1 July 2016 – MSBS and the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Scheme (DFRDB) – watch the Military Superannuation Schemes video.
Military Superannuation Schemes
What do you know about your military superannuation? This video was produced in conjunction with the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation to provide ADF members and their families with a general educational overview of the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Scheme and the Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme.
Financial Advisers: The Facts and the Fiction
This film is presented at ADF Transition Seminars (and elsewhere as needed) to assist members in understanding whether financial advice is right for them, how to find the right adviser and how to avoid common pitfalls.
The 12 Rules – ADF Initial Training
This film and other resources form part of the compulsory initial training for all new ADF trainees.
Your Deployment Checklist
This film and other resources form part of the compulsory Force Preparation program for all deploying ADF members.
Protecting Your Assets – The Legal Issues
This film is presented at ADF Transition Seminars (and elsewhere as needed) to assist members in understanding the roles of wills (including tips on ensuring that a will is valid), powers of attorney and testamentary trusts in the context of asset protection.
Transferring to the ADF from Overseas – You and Your Money in Australia
Are you’re thinking about transferring, or have you recently transferred, to the Australian Defence Force? To help you make the move down under, there are a number of issues which may directly affect you and your family’s financial affairs you’ll need to consider.
Your Money and You: Buying a Vehicle
Some tips and traps for ADF members and their families in buying a motor vehicle.
Helping ADF members with their finances: the DOs and DON’Ts
This film is presented at certain ADF leadership and other specialist training courses in order to better prepare ADF leaders in relation the ways in which they can assist their people with personal and family finances, without the risk of breaking the financial services licensing laws. The film describes a number of useful resources and services available to assist you and your people.
Understanding Fringe Benefits Tax
This webcast will assist you in understanding the complicated topic of Fringe Benefits Tax and how, as an ADF member, it might affect you and your family.
Managing Your Finances After Deployment
This film is shown at ADF post-deployment reintegration and decompression courses. It addresses many of the areas in which ADF members returning from deployment in the past have made financial mistakes. The film will help you and your family understand how to make the most of your deployment salary and deployment allowances.
Starting, Operating and Selling a Business – The SOS Principles
This film is presented at ADF Transition Seminars (and elsewhere as needed) to assist transitioning members in understanding the different ways of getting into business, whether through buying a business, starting a new one, or buying a franchise, and the key steps to maximise the chances of success.