The Diplomatic Academy (Academy), within the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is a leading-edge learning and development hub for all staff working to advance Australia’s interests internationally. We are training Australian officials in international engagement tradecraft, including in areas such as advocacy, negotiation, forecasting and strategic planning. The Academy focuses on our agenda in the Indo-Pacific and collaborates closely with other foreign ministries. We are about supporting a self-driven, proactive approach to learning; enabling a career-long investment in skills and capability; sharing expertise in modern diplomacy; transferring experience and knowledge; and sharpening and preserving our diplomatic tradecraft.
The Academy’s learning programs are organised around nine Faculties covering the full range of DFAT's operations. Each faculty has a specific curriculum, delivered across learning streams and learning levels, using the 70:20:10 Learning Model.