Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths


Defence continues to build a technology-enabled workforce to shape future STEM policy and capability at the national level. STEM literacy promotes capabilities that are critical to assist with all elements of our work, including reasoning, problem solving, application of rigorous analysis and objective and critical thinking skills.

Learning objectives
  • Develop a collective capability to collect and analyse intelligence and data from diverse sources and transform it into practical information
  • Enhance your relation building skills, create compelling and clear narratives from diverse intelligence and data
  • Increase your adaptability and responsiveness for media related work and political acumen
Stream topics
Machine Learning

Tomohiro Ando


Learn to define machine learning as a sub-component of Artificial Intelligence and understand how AI is used in commercial and Defence applications.

Women in STEM

Prof. Karin Verspoor


Gain an ability to raise awareness of women in STEM in Defence, Australia and Globally. Demonstrate practical pathways to build STEM skills.


Guilherme Tortorella


This module enables you to learn to better understand the inherent concepts and methods related to probability. Participants will be equipped with an ability to develop probabilistic models to set reliability measures and enhance systems reliability. Upon completion of the module you will be able to apply probability to analyse failures and risk assessment.

Operations Analysis

Wen Li


This module empowers you to understand the aim and fundamental principle of operation analysis and its application. You will explore the fundamental principles of modelling for operation analysis and the basics of queuing theory.

Mathematical Reasoning & Analysis

Guilherme Tortorella


The learning objectives for this course include being able to clearly define mathematical reasoning and learn how to apply mathematical reasoning through mathematical examples. You will also be able to understand how mathematical reasoning can be used in management roles.

Hypotheses, Testing and Evidence

Simine Vazire


On completion of this module you will be able to explain what makes science trustworthy, identify sources of error and bias in science and emerge being able to assess the credibility of a scientific claim.

The Neuroscience of Leaders, Teams and Organisations

Kim Hazendonk


In this module you will be able to raise awareness of the concept of emotional intelligence and understand the role of the brain structures (such as the frontal lobes and limbic system) in developing self-insight and emotional regulation. Learn better self-management by understanding how the brain is organised and developing strategies for working more effectively and efficiently. Boost the production of happy chemicals in the brain. Demonstrate practical approaches to improving emotional intelligence through better relationship management and leading others. Create psychological safety and a positive team climate through enhancing the release of brain chemicals that help build cooperation and trust.

Encouraging Youth Gender Diversity Participation in STEM

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