• Class Number 3827
  • Term Code 3230
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Greg Raymond
    • Greg Raymond
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 21/02/2022
  • Class End Date 27/05/2022
  • Census Date 31/03/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
SELT Survey Results

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

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Course Introduction
2 Leadership and personal courage
3 Leadership in cross-cultural settings
4 Strategic Leadership
5 Leadership in ASEAN
6 Leadership and civil-military relations
7 Leadership and ethics
8 Accountability and Defence organisations
9 Australian military leadership
10 Defence leadership and Defence Industry
11 Defence leadership and emerging technologies

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Reflective essay 20 % 24/03/2022 07/04/2022 1, 2, 4
Group project 20 % 21/04/2022 29/04/2022 1, 2, 5
Long Essay 30 % 26/05/2022 03/06/2022 2, 3, 5
Presentation 20 % 25/06/2022 25/06/2022 3, 5
Participation 10 % 25/06/2022 25/06/2022 2 ,3

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 24/03/2022
Return of Assessment: 07/04/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4

Reflective essay

You are required to a reflective essay of between 1500 and 1800 words on one of the following topics:

What kind of ASEAN / Australian Defence leader do I want to be?


What has my career and this course taught me about leadership?

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 21/04/2022
Return of Assessment: 29/04/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 5

Group project

You are required to prepare a magazine article or blog of no more than 1000 words on one of the following topics:

ASEAN leadership and economic integration

ASEAN leadership in a time of geopolitical change;

ASEAN leadership and political reform;

ASEAN defence organisations and accountability;

ASEAN defence leadership and natural disasters;

ASEAN defence leadership and emerging technologies.

You must work in groups of either two or three members.

You must interview a relevant expert either in Australia or overseas, in person, via Zoom or via email. The expert can be an academic, a government official, a private sector leader or a member of a Non-Government Organisation (NGO).

Each individual group member must write, as part of the article, a paragraph of between 100 and 150 words describing the view from their country.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 26/05/2022
Return of Assessment: 03/06/2022
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 5

Long Essay

You are required to write a 2500 word research essay that addresses one of the following questions:

1. How important is gender equity and gender balance for defence organisations? Explain how the Defence organisation of your country approaches gender equity and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of that policy.

2. Is industry a fundamental input to capability? How can defence organisations support industry without encouraging corruption or inefficiency?

3. To whom are defence leaders accountable? Compare accountability principles and processes in two ASEAN countries and one non-ASEAN country.

4. How do defence leaders assist in their organisations adapting to new technologies? Use artificial intelligence, cyber or robotics as examples.

5. Examine the military leadership philosophies and training between Australia and one ASEAN country. What similarities and differences are there?

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 25/06/2022
Return of Assessment: 25/06/2022
Learning Outcomes: 3, 5


You are required to deliver a 10 minute presentation in class time. You must address one of the following questions:

What does leadership in ASEAN mean to me?


What kinds of leadership exist in my Defence Organisation and what kinds are the most productive?

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 25/06/2022
Return of Assessment: 25/06/2022
Learning Outcomes: 2 ,3


Participation in class as evidenced by attendance and contributions to class discussions.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Greg Raymond
02 6125 9931

Research Interests

Southeast Asian politics and security, strategic culture, memory, Thailand, regional order.

Greg Raymond

By Appointment
Greg Raymond
6125 9931

Research Interests

Greg Raymond

By Appointment

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