Learn the fundamentals - Australian Trade Policy

Let's talk trade

Improve your understanding of the global trade and investment environment.
New places available - Economics for Non-Economists

Master the basics

Learn the common frameworks economists use to analyse problems and propose solutions.
Understanding Australian Foreign Policy

New dates announced for award-winning course!

Discover the key principles of Australian foreign policy and how your work contributes to Australia’s international priorities and objectives with the next offerings of the award-winning Understanding Australian Foreign Policy MOOC in March and May 2023.
New course: Working as a Multilateral Diplomat

New MOOC released!

Learn to engage and influence across multilateral processes and institutions with our newest online offering, Working as a Multilateral Diplomat.
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Brush up on your language skills!

Join one of our 20+ lunchtime language Discussion Groups to practice speaking and maintain your proficiency.

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

We train Australian officials in international engagement with a strong focus on the Indo-Pacific and on practitioner-led learning.

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