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Education and Courses

Education Cell

The education team provides standardisation and subject matter expertise to establish the requirements of through career Air Power and Space Power learning. It contributes to the Air Force Strategy through the provision of opportunities for professional development and pathways to Air and Space Power professional mastery.

The education teams works closely with key stakeholders in not only the Joint training environment such as the Australian Warfare College and Australian Defence Force Academy and Air Force Training Group units Air Force School of Post Graduate Studies, Recruit training Unit, Officer Training School.

Air Power Courses

Whilst the previously established Air and Space Power training courses are currently suspended, education cell will in the future reintroduce two courses:
  • Air Power Trainers’ Course (APTC)
  • ​Concepts in Air and Space Power Futures (CAPSF)

Pathways to Professional Mastery


Fellowships are post graduate research courses conducted through an Australian University or international University on occasion. Successful Fellowship winners are expected to contribute to Future Air and Space Power thinking or to deliver self-generated higher education study.

PhD by Portfolio

Recently, Deakin University began offering a Doctor of Philosophy by Folio program. This program is focused on professional capabilty development. For more information  read  DEFGRAM  316/2017.

ADFA Post Graduate Scheme

The ADF Provides opportunity for Post graduate Development through the ADFA Post Graduate study scheme. Additional information can be found on the PeopleConnect page (internal link). If you are motivated toward self development and improving your professional mastery this is for you.