Our Faculties

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The Diplomatic Academy offers an annual curriculum of professional skills development across nine faculties covering the full range of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade operations.


Programs are open to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade staff, with select programs also available to other Australian government officers, foreign ministries officers and international partners, and to other organisations on a select basis and where relevant. See the Learning & Development Calendar for details on the available programs.

Strategic and Specialist Programs

There are also strategic cross-cutting themes: gender awareness; innovation; knowledge management; and leadership and values. These themes underpin all faculties and sit within Strategic and Specialist Programs.

Our Faculties

Click on the relevant tile for more information on each Faculty, such as the Faculty Head/s and learning streams.