Executive & Professional Development Calendar

Professional programs

May

07
May
2024
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08
May
2024

National Security College | Short course

Analytic techniques for policy makers

This training introduces participants to a range of structured analytic techniques—selected from intelligence, design thinking, and academia—for their application to robust policy development.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC Agencies; $2,700 for all others

May

15
May
2024
-
16
May
2024

National Security College | Short course

Xi’s China: a closer look

This advanced level program is tailored for participants with a solid academic or professional understanding of China who seek deeper perspectives on China’s strategic rise and the complex challenges this poses in the Indo-Pacific region.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC Agencies; $2,700 for all others

May

22
May
2024
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23
May
2024

National Security College | Short course

Strategic cyber

With the world’s people, business and Infrastructure increasingly globally connected, Australia’s national interest requires protecting our assets in cyberspace from diverse threat actors.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC agencies; $2,700 for all others

May

23
May
2024

National Security College | Short course

Sport, statecraft and security NEW

Governments globally are investing billions of dollars into sport each year.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $1,300 for PAC Agencies; $1,560 for all others

June

03
Jun
2024
-
04
Jun
2024

National Security College | Short course

Artificial intelligence (AI) and AI governance

Artificial intelligence has captured the popular imagination, yet remains a complex set of technologies that are ill-defined and poorly understood.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC Agencies; $2,700 for all others

June

04
Jun
2024
-
05
Jun
2024

National Security College | Short course

Transnational, serious and organised crime (Brisbane)

Transnational serious and organised crime (TSOC) is increasingly complex, obscuring the boundaries between law enforcement and national security. This program exposes participants to wide-ranging perspectives on TSOC and its increasingly pervasive impact across the national security environment.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC Agencies; $2,700 for all others

June

06
Jun
2024
-
07
Jun
2024

National Security College | Short course

Blue Pacific: neighbours under threat (Brisbane)

This program introduces participants to the Blue Pacific and provides expert commentary on the historical relationships between Australia and its Pacific neighbours, the governance structures that underpin collective decision making in the Pacific and regional partnerships.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC agencies; $2,700 for all others

June

18
Jun
2024
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19
Jun
2024

National Security College | Short course

National security: gender and peace

This program will provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the connection between gender, security and peace, by exploring the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR1325) and the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (2021-2031).

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC agencies; $2,700 for all others

July

01
Jul
2024
-
02
Jul
2024

National Security College | Short course

Women in national security: leadership and impact

This program examines the unique challenges and opportunities that women encounter while leading, or aspiring to lead, in critical sectors such as defence, cybersecurity, law enforcement, intelligence, border control, and/or foreign affairs.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC Agencies; $2,700 for all others

July

02
Jul
2024
-
03
Jul
2024

National Security College | Short course

Rare earths and critical minerals NEW

This new two-day program examines the strategic importance of rare earths and critical minerals to Australia’s interests. Participants will gain deep insights into the geopolitical and geo-economic significance of rare earths and critical minerals as well as supply chain vulnerabilities.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC agencies; $2,700 for all others

July

09
Jul
2024
-
10
Jul
2024

National Security College | Short course

A brief dive with nuclear powered submarines

Australia’s planned acquisition of nuclear powered submarines presents significant capability, support and policy challenges for Australia; AUKUS partners have identified an Optimal Pathway to achieve the construction and delivery of SSN-AUKUS as an enduring nuclear-powered submarine capability f

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC Agencies; $2,700 for all others

July

11
Jul
2024

National Security College | Short course

AUKUS and nuclear stewardship NEW

This new program familiarises participants with the concept of nuclear stewardship* as it relates to AUKUS and nuclear-powered submarines including education, the nuclear fuel cycle including disposal, the regulatory environment and social licence.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $1,300 for PAC agencies; $1,560 for all others

July

23
Jul
2024
-
24
Jul
2024

National Security College | Short course

Strategic Communications

In a 24-hour media cycle disrupted by influencers, online commentators and individuals with mobile phones, public opinion is being shaped at lightning speed. Consequences can include perceptions of bias, misinformation, ‘weaponised’ information and ‘post-truth’ behaviour.

Per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for ‘Participating Agencies’; $2,700 for all others

August

01
Aug
2024
-
02
Aug
2024

National Security College | Short course

Critical infrastructure

Critical infrastructure includes the facilities, supply chains, information technologies and communication networks that, if destroyed or disrupted for an extended period, will harm our national security and economic wellbeing.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC agencies; $2,700 for all others

August

12
Aug
2024
-
15
Aug
2024

National Security College | Short course

Futures into strategy NEW

This course is currently under-development; further information on design and content to be provided shortly.

Dates to be confirmed, likely early August.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC Agencies; $2,700 for all others

August

20
Aug
2024
-
21
Aug
2024

National Security College | Short course

Propaganda and information warfare

From election interference to pandemic conspiracies, a host of actors across the globe are finding new ways to exploit and weaponise information. Is Australia sufficiently prepared to respond? What do we need to do to address misinformation, disinformation, propaganda and fake news?

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC Agencies; $2,700 for all others

August

27
Aug
2024
-
29
Aug
2024

National Security College | Short course

National security foundations

This program introduces participants to the issues, challenges, and opportunities that shape Australia’s national security landscape.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $3,375 for PAC Agencies; $4,050 for all others

September

03
Sep
2024
-
05
Sep
2024

National Security College | Short course

Climate, energy and security

Climate change will have profound implications for Australia’s national security. This course explores the relationships between climate change, energy dynamics and global security.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $3,375 for PAC Agencies; $4,050 for all others

September

11
Sep
2024
-
12
Sep
2024

National Security College | Short course

Introduction to futures analysis

This training provides participants with an understanding of the key principles of futures thinking, a range of futures tools that can be applied to policy analysis, and practical experience applying some of these techniques to a relevant case study.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC Agencies; $2,700 for all others

September

19
Sep
2024
-
20
Sep
2024

National Security College | Short course

Intelligence and policy: a powerful pairing

Intelligence can reduce uncertainty and inform policymakers in an increasingly uncertain and complex world.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC agencies; $2,700 for all others

September

25
Sep
2024
-
26
Sep
2024

National Security College | Short course

Legal literacy

Australia’s national security agencies operate under a complex set of laws. It is essential that those who work in the sector can navigate through the complexity.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC agencies; $2,700 for all others

October

15
Oct
2024
-
16
Oct
2024

National Security College | Short course

Strategic cyber

With the world’s people, business and Infrastructure increasingly globally connected, Australia’s national interest requires protecting our assets in cyberspace from diverse threat actors.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC agencies; $2,700 for all others

October

22
Oct
2024
-
24
Oct
2024

National Security College | Short course

Advanced futures

This three-day program explores the methods and tradecraft needed to integrate effective futures analysis into decision making processes.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $3,375 for PAC Agencies; $4,050 for all others

October

28
Oct
2024
-
29
Oct
2024

National Security College | Short course

Regional stability: focus on Southeast Asia

This program explores Southeast Asia as a nexus of strategic rivalry in the Indo-Pacific. It focuses on how regional actors are responding to China’s rise, how competition for influence is evolving and what challenges this poses for regional cohesion.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC agencies; $2,700 for all others

October

31
Oct
2024
-
01
Nov
2024

National Security College | Short course

How Canberra works: the national security ecosystem

This program explores national security frameworks, architecture, decision making and oversight—the “how” of national security policy and decision making.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC agencies; $2,700 for all others

November

01
Nov
2024
-
30
Nov
2024

National Security College | Short course

National Security Foundations (Adelaide)

This 3-day introductory program—aimed at practitioners from Commonwealth, state and territory governments, provides participants the opportunity to examine the issues, challenges and opportunities facing Australia in an increasingly complex national security environment.

Cost per person: TBA

November

18
Nov
2024
-
19
Nov
2024

National Security College | Short course

Analytic techniques for policy makers

This training introduces participants to a range of structured analytic techniques—selected from intelligence, design thinking, and academia—for their application to robust policy development.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC Agencies; $2,700 for all others

November

20
Nov
2024
-
21
Nov
2024

National Security College | Short course

Xi’s China: a closer look

This advanced level program is tailored for participants with a solid academic or professional understanding of China who seek deeper perspectives on China’s strategic rise and the complex challenges this poses in the Indo-Pacific region.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $2,250 for PAC Agencies; $2,700 for all others

Executive programs

May

06
May
2024
-
24
May
2024

National Security College | Short course

Navigating an era of strategic competition: executive development for senior managers (EL2 and equivalent)

This three-week program explores the evolving concept of national security, providing in-depth analysis of a broad range of national security challenges facing Australia.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $17,350 for PAC agencies requiring additional places above pre-paid allocation; $20,820 for all others

06
May
2024
-
10
May
2024

National Security College | Short course

Preparing for a secure future NEW (APS 5 & APS 6 and equivalent)(Melbourne)

This new program is designed specifically to equip newer national security practitioners from Commonwealth and state governments with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to navigate Australia’s complex national security landscape.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $4,750 for PAC agencies; $5,200 for all others

June

17
Jun
2024
-
28
Jun
2024

National Security College | Short course

Succeeding on the frontline: executive development for middle managers (EL1 and equivalent)

Middle managers are on the frontline of policymaking and are often called upon to navigate the complexities of national security policy—a growing challenge in an accelerating world of change.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $11,650 for PAC agencies requiring additional places above pre-paid allocations; $13,980 for all others.

July

29
Jul
2024
-
16
Aug
2024

National Security College | Short course

Navigating an era of strategic competition: executive development for senior managers (EL2 and equivalent)

This three-week program explores the evolving concept of national security, providing in-depth analysis of a broad range of national security challenges facing Australia.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $17,350 for PAC agencies requiring additional places above pre-paid allocation; $20,820 for all others

October

14
Oct
2024
-
25
Oct
2024

National Security College | Short course

Succeeding on the frontline: executive development for middle managers (EL1 and equivalent)

Middle managers are on the frontline of policymaking and are often called upon to navigate the complexities of national security policy—a growing challenge in an accelerating world of change.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $11,650 for PAC agencies requiring additional places above pre-paid allocations; $13,980 for all others.

November

01
Nov
2024
-
30
Nov
2024

National Security College | Short course

National Security Foundations (Adelaide)

This 3-day introductory program—aimed at practitioners from Commonwealth, state and territory governments, provides participants the opportunity to examine the issues, challenges and opportunities facing Australia in an increasingly complex national security environment.

Cost per person: TBA

November

04
Nov
2024
-
29
Nov
2024

National Security College | Short course

Leading through disruption: executive development for senior executives (SES1 and equivalent)

This immersive four-week program provides current and emerging senior leaders with a contemporary perspective on national security and the intersection between domestic and international issues.

Cost per person (ex-GST): $34,000 for PAC agencies requiring additional places above pre-paid allocation; $40,800 for all others

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