Foreign Training

Training for the armed forces of foreign countries is provided by the Royal Australian Navy through two schemes, Defence Cooperation Program and Fee for Service. Navy International Engagement (NIE) Foreign Training staff co-ordinate and advise various stakeholders on the provision of RAN training to foreign trainees.


1. Defence Cooperation Program (DCP) trainees

Defence Cooperation Program (DCP) trainees will come in the main from Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and South West Pacific countries. DCP trainees are usually Service members with most or all the costs incurred in providing training being met from the relevant Australian DCP financial vote. DCP students are sponsored by International Policy Division (IPDIV).


2. Fee for Service (FFS) trainees

Fee for Service (FFS) trainees are usually from countries other than those listed under the Defence Cooperation Program. FFS trainees' costs are met by the parent country. FFS training is organised and managed by the Navy in conjunction with International Protocol Division (IPDIV).



To initiate contact with NIE Foreign Training, please email Phone contact can be made to either CPO Chris Perrin or Mrs Kathy Cafe via the Defence National Switchboard on 1300 333 362 (within Australia) or +61 2 6144 9190 (international).






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