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Climate Change, Energy & the Environment Toolkit

Introducing DFAT's new Climate Change, Energy & the Environment Toolkit
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Diplomatic Academy - National Winners

The Diplomatic Academy won 'Best Capability Building Program' at the Australian Institute of Training and Development’s Awards.

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.