About DICR – Defence Industry Capability Refresher

Defence Industry Capability Refresher Course – DICR

In business and the public sector, knowledge and contacts can become stale very quickly.

DICA is pleased to offer members a short course to keep you up to speed with the essential information about Defence and its requirements, industry and industrial capabilities, and the relationships.  This is the raison detré of DICA and the council aims to provide members with continuing access to material and events. DICR will build on your experiences and network developed during your participation on the Defence and Industry Study Course, the Industrial Mobilisation Course or the South Australian Defence Industry Leadership Program.

The Defence Industry Capability Refresher Course provides a series of online modules with lessons covering a broad range of topics related to Defence, industry, government and the desire we are all striving for in the provision of capability to defend Australia and achieve effective business outcomes. This course can be worked through in your own time when time permits, with no limit on access.

The course structure is shown below.  The DICA council will be working to keep the information up to date and relevant.

Please take advantage of this new resource as part of DICA’s ongoing efforts to improve and enhance the relationship between Defence and Industry.

The Cost of access to the course:

Paid DICA Members: $90 or $45 if taking out a 3-Year membership 

As a start, please ensure you are a paid up member and have access to the DICA member portal.

Course Structure

Module 1 Introduction
Lesson 1 Program Scope - Defence Industry Capability Refresher (DICR)
Lesson 2 Acknowledgement of Sponsors
Lesson 3 DISC History
Module 2 Strategic Overview
Lesson 1 Dept of Defence Structure/HQADF Structure/HQJOC
Lesson 2 Key Appointments and Office Holder Profiles
Lesson 3 Defence White Paper
Lesson 4 ANZUS Treaty
Lesson 5 Strategic Imperatives: Geo-Strategic Changes and Climate Change Adaptation
Lesson 6 United Nations (UN), Laws of War and Prohibited Weapons
Lesson 7 Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT)
Lesson 8 Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS)
Lesson 9 How Intelligence Informs Security Guidelines
Lesson 10 Defence Budget/Defence Annual Reports and the Senate Estimates Committee
Lesson 11 Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) and the Defence Industry Policy Statement (DIPS)
Lesson 12 Defence Export Strategy
Module 3 Capability Development
Lesson 1 Capability Definition
Lesson 2 Force Structure and Order of Battle
Lesson 3 Sourcing Equipment to Match Capability Needs
Lesson 4 Equipment Standardisation
Lesson 5 Defence Science and Technology (DST)
Module 4 Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG)
Lesson 1 CASG Organisation and Functions
Lesson 2 Capital Equipment Program (CEP)
Lesson 3 Acquisition and Sustainment
Lesson 4 Procurement Lead Times and AUSMIMPS
Lesson 5 Industry Support
Lesson 6 Defence Industry Security Program (DISP)
Module 5 Land Capabilities
Lesson 1 Army Group Structure/FEGs
Module 6 Maritime Capabilities
Lesson 1 Navy Group Structure/FEGs
Module 7 Aerospace Capabilities
Lesson 1 Air Force Group Structure/FEGs
Module 8 Joint and Combined Military Capabilities
Lesson 1 Joint and Combined Military Capabilities
Module 9 Federal and State Governments and Agency Roles
Lesson 1 WW2 Lessons/Industry Mobilisation
Lesson 2 Federal Government Departments and Agencies
Lesson 3 Telecommunications and IT Infrastructure and Cyber Security
Lesson 4 Emergency Services Organisations
Lesson 5 Universities/TAFE Colleges
Module 10 The Role and influence of Politics in Defence Industry
Lesson 1 Overview
Lesson 2 LP/NP Coalition Policy
Lesson 3 ALP Policy
Lesson 4 Greens Party Policy
Lesson 5 Role of Industry Associations and Lobbyists
Lesson 6 Role of Unions
Module 11 Research and Development
Lesson 1 Tertiary Education and Post Graduate Research
Lesson 2 Technology Demonstration Program
Lesson 3 Defence Innovation Hub
Module 12 Industry Capabilities and Sustainment
Lesson 1 Sovereign Capabilities and International Collaboration
Lesson 2 Commonwealth Procurement Rules/Defence Procurement Policy/AusTender Portal
Lesson 3 Defence "Primes" and Supply Chains
Lesson 4 Workforce Demographics and Training
Lesson 5 Skilling the Defence Industry Workforce
Lesson 6 National Logistics Capacity (Rail/Road/Sea/Air)
Lesson 7 Critical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities
Lesson 8 Communications Network and IT Services
Lesson 9 Cyber Security Capability
Lesson 10 Defence Equipment Sales and Disposals
Lesson 11 Defence Aid Program
Lesson 12 Fuel and Energy
Lesson 13 People Services (Recruitment, Health and Resettlement/Transition)
Module 13 Defence Industry Capabilities Hosted in the respective Australian States/Territories
Lesson 1 Defence Industry Capabilities Hosted in NSW
Lesson 2 Defence Industry Capabilities hosted in Vic and Tas
Lesson 3 Defence Industry Capabilities Hosted in SA and NT
Lesson 4 Defence Industry Capabilities Hosted in WA
Lesson 5 Defence Industry Capabilities Hosted in Qld
Lesson 6 Defence Industry Capabilities Hosted in the ACT
Module 14 Acknowledgements
Lesson 1 Sponsor Messages
Lesson 2 Syndicate Papers