- Length 1 year full-time
- Minimum 48 Units
- Academic plan 6828XGDMDS
- CRICOS code NO CRICOS
- Academic contact
The Graduate Diploma in Military and Defence Studies program requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
48 units from completion of two of the following specialisations:
Australia and the Use of Force
Australian Defence Policy
Military Operations, Leadership and Command
Strategy and Operations
To be eligible for admission to the GDipMilDefSt, applicants must be posted as course members to the Australian Command and Staff College.
Admission to the GDipMilDefSt requires a prior bachelor, graduate certificate or higher degree.
Prior learning will be recognised for admission in accordance with the ANU Policy: Credit Policy. Prior learning (formal, non-formal and in-formal) must be documented as part of the application. Candidates are eligible for admission if, in the judgement of the Delegated Authority, the totality of documented prior learning equates to the learning outcomes of a program sufficient for regular admission.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
The Graduate Diploma in Military and Defence Studies draws from the courses integrated into the Australian Command and Staff Course (Joint) of the Australian Command and Staff College. It is designed to give students a thorough understanding of two of the following areas of practice:
- Strategy and operations;
- Australian defence policy;
- Military operations, leadership and command; or
- Australia and the use of force
Entry is restricted to students who are posted as course members to the Australian Command and Staff College.
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Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in their chosen area of practice in Military and Defence Studies;
- Apply their theoretical and technical knowledge to a range of contexts to undertake professional work in military, defence or policy contexts, or as a pathway to further learning.