The Australian Command and Staff College (ACSC) aims to prepare selected career officers for command and staff appointments at the O5 level in single Service, joint and integrated environments. Our vision is to promote excellence in war-fighting and develop quality leaders. We do this through delivery of three courses - the Australian Command and Staff Course (Joint), the Royal Australian Navy Staff Acquaint Course, and the Australian Command and Staff Course Army Reserve.
Selection to attend ACSC is an expression of your Services' confidence in your superior performance to date, and of your potential for increased responsibility. ACSC marks your transition from a tactical operational to an operational-strategic focus. More than any other course or program of development you have undertaken to date, ACSC will determine the level of contribution you will make to your Service and nation in the future.
With officers from the Australian Regular and Reserve military, the Australian Public Service, and from over 20 allied and partner countries represented at ACSC, Course Members are exposed to a sometimes challenging diversity of perspectives and given an invaluable opportunity to establish firm professional and personal relationships with the future leaders of Australian, allied and partner forces.
ACSC will sharpen your research, critical thinking, analysis and communication skills. It will enhance your planning skills, and develop the knowledge and problem solving skills essential to understanding and working in the contemporary multi-agency complex security environment.