Education and Courses
APDC Education Section
The Commander's Intent 2015
outlines CAF's priorities for Air Force. Two of the six priorities are specifically related to learning. One of those being to 'Fully understand, and be able to cogently explain, as an organisation and individuals, air power and its vital role in national security and the joint team'.
The 'Chief of Air Force Intent for Learning in a Fifth Generation Air Force' outlines CAF's expectations of how Air Force, both as an organisation and as individual members, will approach learning.
APDC Education section offers a number of opportunities to support the Commander's Intent.
The following fellowships are available, more information can be found through the Fellowships
Chief of Defence Force Fellowships
Chief of Air Force Fellowship
CAF Air Power Fellow UNSW@ADFA
CAF Essay competition
In 2010 the then Chief of Air Force, AM Binskin, announced the inaugual Chief of Air Force Essay Competition (CAFEC) as a key initiatvie in improving professional mastery. More information can be found through the CAF Essay Compeition page.
Air Power Courses
APDC Education manages and conducts five air power courses, two of which are face to face and three are distance courses conducted online via the Moodle student learning system.
Face to Face courses
The APDC Education Section can tailor air power professional development packages to your unit’s needs. We can either provide existing professional development products or can custom produce what you need. Please contact us to discuss your unit’s professional development requirements.
The significant advantage of the online courses is that they can be completed by students in their own time on any home computer.
COURSE DATES FOR 2018 can be found HERE
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PhD by Portfolio
Recently Deakin University began to offering a Doctor of Philosophy by Folio program. This program is designed for senior Defence leaders and is focused on professional capabilty development. For more information on this course please read the associated DEFGRAM 316/2017.