working as a multilateral diplomat

Working as a Multilateral Diplomat pilot a great success!

More than 270 learners from 18 APS government agencies located in 13 countries are now better equipped to deliver strong outcomes in multilateral settings after participating in the Diplomatic Academy’s first ever Working as a Multilateral Diplomat Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in October 2022.
Understanding the Pacific2

Improve your Pacific literacy

Additional sessions of two popular Pacific courses announced for early December 2022.
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.
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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 specialist learning hub for Australian Government officials working to advance Australia’s interests internationally.

We train Australian officials in international engagement 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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Enrol in our courses and pay online via Lumi, our learning management system.