Co-designed learning for professional development
One of the core activities of the Australia 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.
Analysis is critical to Pacific security. Analysts and policy makers need to deal with the complexity of a dynamic security environment and assess strategic developments, incomplete and ambiguous information, and cognitive biases. This course provides participants with a baseline of skills and understanding of strategic analysis. It gives participants the capacity to assist leaders from…See program
National Security Reporting
The course will enhance participants’ journalistic and communication skills in reporting and conveying information on security issues. Participants will learn the importance of reliable reporting and the timely flow of information – all of which are vital elements for strong democracies in the Pacific. We examine the value of networks and relationships to access and…See program
Security Policy Making Course
The complexity of security challenges requires the efforts, insights and collaboration of all security partners. Policymaking is a forum and mechanism for setting strategic direction and bringing all partners together in a shared effort. This course will improve participants’ ability to think critically about the future, and develop agile and responsive policy.See program
The PSC co-designs research projects with our Pacific partners. The projects are within the scope of security as identified by the Boe Declaration, and the research must add value to the security agenda (e.g. the subject, the outcomes, or the partners we can draw together). Our research projects are in partnership with in-country experts. …See program