One of the core activities of the Pacific Security College (PSC) is to deliver professional development courses for Pacific Island Countries. Our courses support countries of the Pacific to critically examine pressures, risks and opportunities affecting national and regional security, while exploring new pathways to address security challenges.


For the College, the 2018 Boe Declaration on Regional Security  frames the Pacific conception of security. The Boe Declaration’s ‘expanded concept of security’ includes climate security, human security, environmental/resource security and traditional security. Our primary audience are the officials of Pacific countries, regional organisations and NGOs.

In consultation with Pacific countries and partners, the College co-designs and co-delivers bespoke courses and accredited education, as well as undertaking research to advance our understanding of security issues. The College’s learning and delivery model works to ensure Pacific ownership, collaboration between security partners. Our goal is to create sustainability solutions.

Our learning strategies are:

  • Collaborative learning – creating a space for knowledge sharing between security leaders who own the challenges and opportunities
  • Action learning – real world learning by ‘doing’
  • Reflective learning – participants and organisations critically consider and decide how insights should be applied in their local context


PSC co-designs and delivers interactive courses that enhance participants’ leadership, skills and understanding.  PSC participants are Pacific security professionals who bring their own expertise to the learning environment.

Why study at PSC?

PSC is located within the world-leading ANU Crawford School of Public Policy. Excellence is embedded in our approach to research and education.  PSC specialises in security issues of the Pacific and we are driven by a shared goal for a secure and resilient region.

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Why study at PSC?


PSC Alumni members play key roles in addressing Pacific security risks. The connections made between Pacific security leaders and officials are a vital contribution towards a more secure and resilient region.

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