AVCAT transforming lives through education



Call for Mentors

Would you like to be a mentor in 2023?
Alumni are invited to express their interest in the 2023 program.

Mentoring is a great way to learn and develop your skills. The AVCAT Mentorship Program offers you the opportunity to:
· Gain access to researched based wellbeing practice
· Complete a four-week training program
· Grow personally and reflect on your own development
· Learn and develop solutions-focused mentoring skills
· Learn and develop interpersonal skills such as listening, questioning, empathising, rapport building and career networking

The Veterans Benevolent Fund, the charitable arm of the RSL & Services Clubs Association will fund the AVCAT Alumni Network Mentorship Program for three years.


Giving Back – AVCAT Alumni Scholarship

An AVCAT scholarship can be life-changing, and the impact is multifaceted. It provides motivation, financial support, and importantly, a sense of community and pride.

AVCAT has been supporting scholars like you for 20 years. To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are asking you to support the first AVCAT Alumni Network (AAN) Scholarship. Valued at $5000, the AAN Scholarship will help one more scholar with the cost of tertiary education. The AAN Scholarship is for a scholar at the beginning of their tertiary education. Donate today to help change a life.

AVCAT Alumni Network

The AVCAT Alumni Network aims to enhance the connection AVCAT Alumni have with each other and current AVCAT scholars in a unique community of children and grandchildren of Australian veterans.

Being awarded an AVCAT Scholarship or Long Tan Bursary is a special experience that acknowledges the service of a family member and the talent and ambition of the scholar.

Your membership in the AVCAT Alumni Network provides opportunities.

Opportunities to keep in touch, support each other, engage in professional networking on a national scale and give back to the work of AVCAT. We hope you use these opportunities and enhance your connection to your unique community of graduates who know where you’re coming from because they’ve been there too.

  • AVCAT Alumni Survey Report 2020

    PDF: 32 pages, 249KB

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AVCAT was interested in how AVCAT scholarships have impacted scholars' lives, both personally and professionally, over the years. We surveyed past recipients of AVCAT scholarships and the Long Tan Bursary and asked them to tell us. Hit the green download link above to read the report.

In addition to the Alumni Survey Report, AVCAT analysed the data to help formulate future projects including:

  • AVCAT Alumni Network (November 2020)
  • Mentorship Program Pilot (September 2021)
  • Annual Mentorship Program (commencing 20023)
  • And now the creation of the AAN Scholarship (March 2023), supported by alumni.

Hit the green download link above to read the report.

AVCAT Alumni Network Virtual Launch Event

The Hon Darren Chester MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs (2018 -2021) launched the AVCAT Alumni Network remotely on 10th November 2020. Watch the video to see Minister Chester's speech, hear former AVCAT CEO Joan Hughes speak, and alumni artist Kelly Manning and flying doctor Anthony Rengel talk about the impact of AVCAT on their lives.

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Alumni Stories


2022 NSW Presentation Event

Back Row L-R: Victoria Benz; Len Russell; Shannon Baker; Jasmine Hair; Portia Yates; Taryn McCarthy; Corey East; Thomas Landes; The Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP Front Row L-R: Lachlan Cooke; Dyontae Barnes; Olivia Lotz; Tiarni Irvine Victoria Benz, Deputy Commissioner Department...
Robyn Richardson; Angela Redfern; Peter King

Angela Redfern – AVCAT Alumni

I am so grateful to have received the Long Tan Bursary and thus been able to pursue a career where I can assist on the very same surgeries that were performed on my father those many years ago in Vietnam....

AVCAT Welcomes New Sponsor The Veterans Benevolent Fund

AVCAT is delighted to announce The Veterans Benevolent Fund, the charitable arm of the RSL & Services Clubs Association will fund the AVCAT Alumni Network Mentorship Program for three years. The Veterans Benevolent Fund was established to provide financial assistance...
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