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The Joint Warfare Doctrine and Training Centre (JWDTC) is a tri-Service unit within Joint Education, Training and Warfare Command (JETWC) and the Vice Chief of Defence Force (VCDF) Group. The JWDTC is located at RAAF Base Williamtown, approximately 30 kilometers north of Newcastle, in New South Wales, Australia.


The Joint Warfare, Doctrine and Training Centre is part of a broader joint education and training environment that values the lessons and experiences of the past yet at the same time has the courage and the spirit to apply personal expertise and opinion to those lessons and experience. The JWDTC encourages staff and students to question traditional thought, blend individual service professionalism into the joint environment, innovate new ideas, search the world for the ideas of others and to test ideas and concepts against our emerging environment. The JWDTC aims to maximise the learning and training experience for everyone influenced by JWDTC activities.

The role of the JWDTC is to enhance ADF Joint and Combined operational capability. Capability is comprised of force structure (including doctrine and individual training) and preparedness (including development, training, exercises and evaluation).


The role of the JWDTC is to enhance ADF Joint and Combined operational capability through the review and development of joint doctrine; development and delivery of joint individual training (including peace operations training); and provision of simulation support to selected stakeholders in the wider ADO. Specifically, the role of the ADF POTC, which is part of the JWDTC, is to act in the interests of the ADF and Australia to enhance regional and global security and stability, via engagements with other government, non-government, and military organisations, both domestic and international.

Key Outputs

  • Coordinate the development and promulgation of Joint and Combined ADF doctrine in accordance with 'DI(G) ADMIN 20-1 Australian Defence Force Joint Doctrine

  • Develop and conduct individual joint training for ADO and other government personnel to enhance their effectiveness in a Joint/Combined operational environment, in accordance with DI(G) OPS 30-1 (Joint Warfare Individual Training Policy within JWDTC)

  • Provide joint constructive and virtual simulations to support JWDTC and other Defence organisations.

  • Conduct of Peace Operations training and international engagements.

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