• Class Number 3302
  • Term Code 3430
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Greg Raymond
    • Greg Raymond
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 19/02/2024
  • Class End Date 24/05/2024
  • Census Date 05/04/2024
  • Last Date to Enrol 26/02/2024
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

Field Trips

Department of Defence Senate Estimates, Australian Parliament House

Canberra Bushlands with First Nations Elder and Traditional Owner Mr Tyronne Bell

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 Course Introduction
2 Defence Diplomacy
3 Resilience
4 Coalition Leadership
5 ADF Leadership
6 Indigenous diplomacy
7 Civil-Military Relations
8 Accountability and Defence organisations
9 ASEAN, cyber and US-China tech competition
10 ASEAN and Gender Peace and Security 
11 Presentations
12 Presentations

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Reflective essay 20 % 25/03/2024 04/04/2024 1, 2, 4
Group project 20 % 21/05/2024 01/06/2024 1, 2, 5
Long Essay 30 % 28/05/2024 03/06/2024 2, 3, 5
Presentation 20 % 25/06/2024 25/06/2024 3, 5
Participation 10 % 25/06/2024 25/06/2024 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 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.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 25/03/2024
Return of Assessment: 04/04/2024
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4

Reflective essay

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

Describe one or more ASEAN-related defence diplomacy activities you have participated in. Explain what was achieved in each case. Were the activities successful in your opinion?

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 21/05/2024
Return of Assessment: 01/06/2024
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 5

Group project

Write an essay of no more than 1000 words comparing and contrasting the civil-military relations of at least two and no more than three countries from ASEAN plus Australia.

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

Assessment Task 3

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 28/05/2024
Return of Assessment: 03/06/2024
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. Examine the military leadership philosophies and training between Australia and one ASEAN country. What similarities and differences are there?
  2. How is US-China technology competition affecting ASEAN countries? Discuss the benefits and risks.
  3. How important is gender to peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region? Explain how the Defence organisation of your country approaches gender, peace and security and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of that policy.
  4. To whom are defence leaders accountable? Compare accountability principles and processes in two ASEAN countries and one non-ASEAN country.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 25/06/2024
Return of Assessment: 25/06/2024
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: 25/06/2024
Return of Assessment: 25/06/2024
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. 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
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

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

Greg Raymond

By Appointment

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