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