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Introducing DFAT's Learning Portal, Lumi

Introducing DFAT's New Learning Portal, Lumi.
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Climate Change, Energy & the Environment Toolkit

Introducing DFAT's new Climate Change, Energy & the Environment Toolkit
AITD Award Winners, Best Capability Building Program

Diplomatic Academy - National Winners

The Diplomatic Academy won 'Best Capability Building Program' at the Australian Institute of Training and Development’s Awards.
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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Diplomatic Academy is now on social media.

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.

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Find out about who we are, what we do and why, our audience, and the Academy Team.

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There are nine faculties within the Academy, with strategic cross-cutting themes that underpin all faculties: gender awareness, innovation, knowledge management, and leadership and values.

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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. You will find the Academy's L&D Calendar here as well.  

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Do you want to find out more? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Enrol in DFAT's courses and pay online via our learning management system, Lumi