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2024 Defence Industry Leadership Program Application

The Defence Industry Leadership Program (DILP) is a hands-on personal and professional leadership development program which has played an integral role in developing the next generation of defence industry leaders for over a decade.  

Through experiential learning, participants of this unique defence industry focused leadership program will learn to effectively manage multi-party collaborations and understand the complexity of the defence sector.  

The nine-month leadership program is delivered by Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) and a range of industry experts in partnership with Skills Lab, a nationally recognised training institute (RTO).  

The course provides a safe, professional workshop environment for the cohort to learn, share ideas and build lasting relationships within the cohort, and with industry leaders. Participants will also work in syndicates to undertake a research project based on current issues facing defence industry. 

Participants graduate with a nationally accredited Diploma in Leadership and Management as well as a lifelong membership of the DILP Alumni. 

For further details regarding the course structure, please refer to the DTC website.

Who is it for? 

DILP is the only immersive defence leadership program of its kind in Australia. It is designed for emerging leaders seeking to improve their understanding of and enhance their relationships within the defence sector. The course is structured around four key pillars: self, organisation, industry and community. These pillars provide a framework to develop a leadership skillset realised through self-awareness and improvement, relationship development, innovation, team work and mentoring.  

The diverse backgrounds, qualifications and experience of participants in the program fosters sharing of knowledge, ideas and perspectives that generate a holistic, open-minded and synergistic approach to leadership and management.  

This has been demonstrated consistently over the past 13 years as alumni of the program successfully progress through key leadership and management roles within defence industry. 

Course Fees 

SA DTC Member Rate - $10,000 ex GST *                          

SA Non-Member Rate - $11,000 ex GST*             

Interstate DTC Member Rate - $16,000 ex GST                

Interstate Non-Member Rate - $17,000 ex GST      

The course fee includes all course materials, catering at workshops, site tours, field trips, entry to networking events, graduation, Diploma of Leadership & Management, and complementary ticket to the DTC's Defence Industry Dinner & Awards Ceremony in Adelaide. 

* Subject to change as prices are dependent on grant access. 

The printed rate is based on a successful grant funding application to enable South Australian based DTC members to participate in the program at a reduced cost. 

Funding support is restricted to South Australian based employees only.