Frequently Asked Questions

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Where is the Diplomatic Academy located?

The Academy is located at 44 Sydney Avenue, Forrest, Canberra, Australia.

Is the Academy a registered training organisation?

No. Our learning and development is delivered by and for DFAT and APS agencies using a mix of internal expertise and external delivery partners. The Academy is not a University, however we have collaborative partnerships with other learning institutions.

What courses are available through the Academy?

The Academy offers many learning programs across our Faculties and we are continually developing new and innovative courses. We offer programs at the Foundation, Practitioner and Expert learning levels and cover all areas of the Department’s work including foreign and strategic policy, development, economic diplomacy, trade and investment and corporate services. The Diplomatic Academy's Curriculum is listed in the Learning and Development Calendar, identifying programs available to other Australian government officers, foreign ministry officers and international partners, and to other organisations on a select basis and where relevant.

Are courses available to the general public?

No. The Diplomatic Academy is collaborating with other Australian government agencies and foreign ministries, and is offering a small number of places to these audiences on select programs. If you are from an Australian government agency or foreign ministry, please review the Learning and Development Calendar.

What is meant by a virtual presence?

The Academy is continually developing innovative ways to deliver learning programs using new and emerging technology.

The Academy’s physical presence is supported by a strong digital platform providing both online and remote learning opportunities (courses delivered at post using digital resources). This includes traditional eLearning as well as micro-learning, webinars, MOOCs, and the use of online tools such as WebEx.

How can I contact the Academy for more information?

You can contact the Academy through the Contact Us form.

What are Learning Levels?

For information on our Learning Levels (Foundation, Practitioner, and Expert), see Learning Programs & Events.

What are Learning Pathways?

For information on Learning Pathways, see Learning Programs & Events.