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Understanding Australia's Foreign Policy

Our award-winning, self-paced online course is taking registrations now!
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Brush up on your language skills

View our 2023 Lunchtime Language Discussion Group and Language Immersion Course timetables.
Understanding Indigenous Australia

Understanding Indigenous Australia

The popular Understanding Indigenous Australia course is now available for senior APS staff representing Australia internationally.
ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2022

Preparing officers to influence the future of international technology and telecommunications

Diplomatic Academy-trained officials delivered results for Australia at the world’s top conference governing international telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICTs) policy in October 2022.

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.