Defence Transition

Support for Students and Families of the Australian Defence Forces

As they relocate around Australia, mobile Defence families may encounter differences in the way states and territories and individual schools deliver education.

To minimise the impact of the mobile lifestyle on children’s education, Defence Community Organisation provides funding for embedded support staff in schools to support children from military families.

Under the Defence School Transition Assistance (DSTA) Program, Seymour College has a part time Defence Transition Mentor Defence to support students transitioning from school to school and during times of parental absence.

Aides and Mentors help schools, families and children to develop strategies to successfully integrate into the school community and help students make the most of their educational opportunities.

For more information please call The Defence Family Helpline on 1800 624 608 or