• Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Strategic Studies

This graduate course is exclusively for students participating in the ASEAN-Australia Defence Postgraduate Scholarship Program.  

This course will explore what it means to be a leader in defence in ASEAN. The course will also emphasize inter-personal skills, and will aim to foster networks among course members and ability to work with others to achieve the goals of the group. It will offer practical learning opportunities on how Australia approaches the issues of defence management and leadership.

It will achieve this through lectures and tutorials on campus at the Australian National University, along with seminars and roundtables with Australia's Department of Defence, the Australian Defence Force, and other centres of Professional Military Education such as the Australian Defence College.

This course will support the aims of the ASEAN-Australia Defence Postgraduate Scholarship Program, encouraging the development of students as future defence leaders in ASEAN, as well as furthering their academic skills during thier study at the Australian National University.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Develop an understanding of the history and practice of defence leadership in ASEAN
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the cultural, political, social and religious factors which shape defence leadership within ASEAN
  3. Develop interpersonal skills of networking and group cooperation
  4. Possess an understanding of Australia's approach to defence leadership
  5. Develop capacity for original, independent analysis of the challenges facing future defence leaders in Asia

Indicative Assessment

  1. Class participation (10) [LO 2,3]
  2. Verbal Presentation (To be filmed for second marking purposes) (20) [LO 1,3,5]
  3. Group Project (Overall 10% + individual contribution 10%) (20) [LO 1,2,5]
  4. Reflective Essay (20) [LO 1,2,5]
  5. Long Essay (30) [LO 1,2,4,5]

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120 hours over the semester

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

Students must be enrolled as ASEAN-Australia Defence Postgraduate Scholars to enrol in the course.

You will need to contact the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

None listed


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3827 21 Feb 2022 28 Feb 2022 31 Mar 2022 27 May 2022 In Person View

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