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Air Power Trainers' Course


The Air Power Trainers’ Course (APTC) is designed for PMET-09 air power instructors from No.1 Recruit Training Unit, Officers' Training School and School of Postgraduate Studies. However, APDC is able to conduct an APTC for other units/organisations.

The APTC refreshes air power knowledge by updating and enhancing the understanding of air power, covering the following topics:

  • Doctrine
  • Strategy
  • History
  • Capability
  • Space
  • Future and
  • Professional mastery

APTC is usually conducted HMAS Harman in Canberra (there is scope to run it remotely in Wagga or East Sale). The course consists of three-and-a-half days of classroom instruction in the form of presentations and guided discussion delivered by Air Force SMEs, and a guided tour of the Australian War Memorial.

Course schedule - 2019

The APTC is run on an as requested basis. No course dates will be promulgated.


Units can discuss dates for the APTC by submitting an email with your requirments to