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The Defence Industry Leadership Program (DILP) has played a pivotal role in nurturing the growth of more than 300 defence industry leaders since its establishment in 2010.

DILP is a nine-month leadership program co-ordinated and delivered by the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) in collaboration with registered training provider, SkillsLab, a SAGE Group company. This comprehensive program is designed to nurture and elevate your core leadership abilities within the distinctive context of Australia's defence industry.

Through face-to-face workshops, and experiential learning, you will acquire the skills and knowledge to effectively lead and manage multi-party collaborations and understand the complexity of the defence industry. You will gain proficiency in self-leadership and self-awareness and become comfortable applying adaptive leadership in challenging environments.

You will hear presentations from senior Defence/industry specialists, engage with industry through site visits and build highly valuable relationships with other participants on the course.

Upon completion of the course graduates will receive, through our partner Skills Lab, a nationally recognised Diploma of Leadership and Management. 

"Compared to other leadership programs, DILP was much more practical, offered real-world experiences, facilitated formal and informal opportunities to network, and also provided course material and relevant readings to help reinforce the learnings." - Allan Mankavil, Boeing Defence Australia