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Australian Defence College

Peace Operations Training Centre

ADF POTC Seminar Series

The ADF Peace Operations Training Centre runs an annual seminar series. The seminars are conducted using academic presentations and include plenary discussions and small group activities.

Participants can access seminar materials, including the joining instruction, event handbook and seminar program, through the Australian Defence Educational Learning Environment (ADELE).

Peace Operations Seminar
Next Course Dates: 08-12 April 2019

The Peace Operations Seminar aims to familiarise selected personnel from within the ADF, Department of Defence, other government and non-government agencies, as well as civilian and military personnel from regional nations, with the factors affecting participation in complex and multi-dimensional United Nations and coalition peace operations. Previous seminars have covered a range of topics including the fundamentals of UN peacekeeping operations, protection of civilians and women, peace and security.

Humanitarian Operations Seminar
Next Course Dates: 01-05 July 2019

The Humanitarian Operations Seminar aims primarily to help all actors in Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations understand the differing roles and languages used by the institutions involved, understand the way the Australian government’s response complements the actions of regional partner governments and civil society, and the crucial role of the host nation in the event of a rapid onset or complex emergency.

Cross Cutting Themes Workshop
Next Course Dates: TBA 2019

The Cross Cutting Themes include Human Rights and the broader application of Protection of Civilians (POC), Woman Peace and Security (WPS), Children Affected in Armed Conflict (CAAC), Conflict Related Sexual Violence (CRSC), and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA).


Pre-requisites and Eligibility

The seminars are open to personnel from the ADF, Department of Defence and other government and non-government agencies, as well as civilians and military personnel from other nations, and are aimed at personnel generally within the military rank range of Captain to Colonel (O3 – O6), as well as their police and civilian equivalents.

Enquiries regarding the Seminars are to be directed to