The Diplomatic Academy (DAC) – Australian Government

Address: Dept. Of Foreign Affairs and Trade RG Casey Building, John McEwen Cres ACT 0221 Barton, Australia


Stakeholder group: Academia and Think Tanks

The Diplomatic Academy (DAC) in Australia is a leading centre for learning and development for Australian Government staff working to promote Australia's international interests. It is a specialized learning facility for government officials. The Academy's training covers geographic literacy, languages, negotiation and advocacy skills, global governance architecture, bilateral and multilateral agreements, foreign policy, security, and trade diplomacy, with a strong focus on the Indo-Pacific region.

The Diplomatic Academy is a critical partner in the Australian Public Service (APS) learning ecosystem, building specialized diplomatic capability across the government. It also shares modern diplomatic tradecraft expertise with foreign ministries and diplomatic training institutions in the Indo-Pacific region and worldwide.

DAC offers a wide range of courses, from short workshops to Master's degrees, covering diverse areas of global affairs, and provides free resources and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to help APS staff working overseas.