• Class Number 4505
  • Term Code 3330
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Greg Raymond
    • Greg Raymond
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 20/02/2023
  • Class End Date 26/05/2023
  • Census Date 31/03/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
SELT Survey Results

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

Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

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). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Defence White Papers and Defence Planning
2 The Role of Defence think-tanks in Defence Planning
3 Community consultation and defence planning
4 Meeting the Climate Change Security Challenge Part 1
5 Meeting the Climate Change Security Challenge Part 2
6 Defence Economics
7 Leadership and Resilience in Crises: Lessons from the pandemic
8 ASEAN’s security perceptions
9 ASEAN’s role in solving the Myanmar Crisis
10 ASEAN and the Great Powers through History
11 Individual presentations

Tutorial Registration

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Reflective Essay 20 % 28/03/2023 10/04/2023 1
Group Assignment- Group presentation 25 % 26/05/2023 * 1, 2, 3
Group assignment - individual component 25 % 01/06/2023 06/06/2023 1,2
Individual Presentation 20 % 26/05/2023 * 2, 5
Class participation 10 % * * 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

* 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 Integrity 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 Academic Skills 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.


A high level of attendance and participation is required. Class attendance, and quantity and quality of contributions to class discussions, will contribute 10% to overall grades.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 28/03/2023
Return of Assessment: 10/04/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1

Reflective Essay

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

Where have I seen good defence planning and where have I seen the opposite, and what were the differences?


What is the value of consultation in the preparation of Defence White Papers?

Assessment Task 2

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 26/05/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Group Assignment- Group presentation

You must work in groups (group membership will be decided ahead of Weeks 4 and 5).

You must prepare and present to the class an ASEAN, sub-regional or regional ‘Plan E’ response to the threat of climate change, drawing on the concepts and information covered in weeks 4 and 5 on ‘Meeting the Climate Change Security Challenge’.

The presentation should be no more than 20 minutes and all group members will be required to have a speaking part.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 01/06/2023
Return of Assessment: 06/06/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2

Group assignment - individual component

Each individual group member must write, as part of the assignment, an article or blog of no more than 1000 words on what your country can do to prepare its own ‘Plan E’ response.

This component will also be worth 25% of your total mark for the course and will be due by 11.55 Thursday 1 June.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 26/05/2023
Learning Outcomes: 2, 5

Individual Presentation

You are required to deliver a 10 minute presentation in Week 11, 22-26 May. You must address one of the following questions:

How can ASEAN maintain its relevance and effectiveness in an era of increasing strategic competition?


What can ASEAN do to respond to the Myanmar crisis?

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Class participation

Students will be graded on their class attendance, and the quantity and quality of their contributions to class discussions.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

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

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted 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

Research Interests

Southeast Asian politics, defence and foreign policy; Southeast Asian militaries; China and Southeast Asia; memory studies; Thailand; Mekong sub-region.

Greg Raymond

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Greg Raymond

Research Interests

Greg Raymond

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