Foundations of International Development

Understanding Australia’s new International Development Policy

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Helping officials maintain their language skills

Are you APS staff and looking to maintain your second – or any number of – language skills?
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How to deliver results for Australia in multilateral settings

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Boosting nuclear law knowledge across the APS

DFAT’s Legal Division, in partnership with the Diplomatic Academy and the Australian National University College of Law, delivered the inaugural DFAT Nuclear Law Course for Australian government officials on 16 and 17 May 2023.
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Collaborating to share diplomatic best practice across the region

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (DFAT's) Diplomatic Academy is a specialist learning hub for Australian Government officials working to advance Australia’s interests internationally.

We train Australian officials in international engagement tradecraft with a strong focus on the Indo-Pacific.

We service a global network of staff across Australia and at our overseas posts.

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Read more about who we are, what we do and why, and our team.

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Our faculties cover the full range of DFAT's operations.

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Learn more about the courses and learning programs available for APS staff.  

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Lumi, DFAT's Learning Portal

Enrol in our courses and pay online via Lumi, our learning management system.