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Australian Defence College

Peace Operations Training Centre


PIRAP (a Thai bird) JABIRU (an Australian bird) (PJ) is a bi-lateral venture between Australia (AUS) and Thailand (THA). As lead planning agencies, the activity is co-sponsored by the AUS Defence Force (ADF) Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC) and the Royal Thai Armed Forces (RTArF) Peace Operations Centre (POC).

PJ commenced in 1998 as an AUS and THA only military activity, and with each iteration it has evolved. While PJ continues as a bi-lateral military sponsored activity, it has more recently been conducted with regional military, police and civilian training audience participation. Most recently PJ saw the introduction of simulation, demonstrations, and use of a Learning Management System.

PJ provides for regional peace operations cooperation and networking, and contributes to regional security.
The objectives of PJ are to:

  • continue to develop a mutual understanding of AUS and THA considerations for the contribution of peacekeepers on a peace operation;
  • contribute to an understanding of the structure and function of a peace operation, including integrated operations;
  • contribute to an understanding of the factors in conducting peace operations, including partnership roles of international and Government/non-government organisations;
  • promote networking, interoperability and capacity among regional countries in relation to training for and conducting peace operations; and
  • enhance regional security relationships.

PJ is conducted using seminar and syndicate work, and also includes social and cultural activities:

PJ is a Blended Learning activity utilising the Australian Defence Educational Learning Environment (ADELE). When in the ADELE PJ site, users may access various resources including the Joining Instruction, Event Handbook, Daily Program and other materials.

The Next PIRAP JABIRU will be conducted 2020.

Enquiries regarding PJ are to be directed to