DFA/DCO/DEST initiative to introduce a Digital Student portfolio on CD ROM. This CD is child friendly and enables Defence children to input their reports, examples of work and be a CD history of their education. This CD also has the ability, very importantly, to produce reports to be given to the new teacher/schools upon relocation.
DFA provided full support to DCO in their submission to successfully expand the DSTA program in size into the High schools.
DFA sit on the FSFP committee and are intimately involved in deciding on the allocation of funding. DFA see this as a vitally important area as we have on the ground feedback from our network on how the community centres are running and what their needs are.
DFA were successful in obtaining recognition for the volunteers in team in the form of training for the DFA Executive. All new ND’s to DFA will be able to access training in a Certificate IV in Government – HR & Advocacy. This initiative has been well supported by Defence.
DFA developed a Corporate Plan and Communications Strategy. This has enabled DFA to focus its resources and to give full transparency of our agenda.