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

This graduate course is only 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. Exploring both Civilian and Military contributions to defence leadership, this course will aim to develop the skills future leaders need to contribute to the development and security of their nations. The course emphasizes the importance of inter-personal skills, including the development of strong cohorts and networks among course members and ability to work with others to achieve the goals of the group.

DL-ASEAN B will include exposure to specific areas of defence management including but not limited to: strategic planning; international engagement; civil military relations; values and leadership; governance and accountability frameworks; industry policy; capability development and material acquisition; personnel management; resource management and defence science and technology.  It will offer learning opportunities for how Australia approaches the idea of defence leadership, including engagement visits with Australia's Department of Defence, the Australian Defence Force, regional Defence Attache's posted to Australia, 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, supporting the students in their development as future defence leaders in ASEAN, as well as their academic skills while studying at the Australian National University.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

Assumed Knowledge

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


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.

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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
4505 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person View

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