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Military Preparation and Familiarisation Courses


Administration and Reception Period

The Administration and Reception Period is a four day course for selected international personnel. The Course familiarises students with the general Australian and Australian military environment prior to their attendance on other courses.

During the Administration and Reception Period, students will gain knowledge and awareness of Australian customs, the Australian Defence Force, work health and safety and fraud awareness.

The Australian Defence College Preparation Course

The Australian Defence College Preparation Course is a five week course for those selected international personnel that are attending the Defence and Strategic Studies Course, the Australian Command and Staff Course and the Capability and Technology Management Program. The Course commences in November of each year to prepare students militarily and linguistically for academic study. It focuses on students’ conversational speaking and listening skills, specific language and academic speaking, writing and study skills.

The Pre-Officer Training Preparation Course

The Pre-Officer Training Preparation Course is a four week course for those selected international personnel that are attending Australian Defence Force ab-inito Officer Training. The Course prepares students militarily and linguistically for academic study.