The Defence and Strategic Studies Course
Deakin staff deliver a range of academic services for CDSS, including a suite of master’s-level study awards for CDSS’ flagship program, the Defence and Strategic Studies Course (DSSC).
The DSSC is an 11-month postgraduate level professional development program. It provides students with the skills, knowledge and attributes to operate at the highest levels of leadership, command, policy formulation and management.
Senator Linda Reynolds, above, enrolled with Deakin as part of the partnership we have with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to offer our course. It provides officers of the ADF and the Australian Public Service with the knowledge and skills required by senior leaders operating in the national security environment.
Expanded course offerings
From 2014, Deakin partnered with the CDSS to increase course offerings at the CDSS’ Weston Creek Campus. These now include the Master of Politics and Policy, Master of Arts (International Relations) and Master of Business Administration.
Strategic studies and Deakin's partnership with CDSS
Claude Rakisits, Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor with the Deakin School of Humanities and Social Sciences, speaks about CDSS and Deakin's partnership with Defence.
For more information about Deakin’s partnership with CDSS, please contact the CDSS Course Director.
CDSS Course Director
Dr Russell Parkin
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