The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) established Australia's first Diplomatic Academy on 25 May 2016 as a leading-edge learning and development hub for all staff working to advance Australia's interests internationally.
The Academy enables a continuous, career-long investment in skills and capability for all DFAT officers around our global network. It provides training to Australian officials across the Australian Public Service (APS) in international engagement tradecraft, including in areas such as advocacy, negotiation, forecasting and strategic planning.
The Academy is a centre of excellence for sharing best practice in modern diplomacy. It challenges our thinking and injects creativity and innovation into our learning programs. It provides formal and informal, digital and face-to-face learning through foundation, practitioner and expert level courses under a faculty structure.
The Academy focuses on our agenda in the Indo-Pacific and is building collaborative links with foreign ministries and diplomatic academies in our region and globally.