This report examines professional military education in Australia - the career-long process of developing the qualities Australian Defence Force personnel will require as members of the profession of arms.
It sets out reasons why professional military education (PME) is crucial to Australian security and outlines some recent criticisms of the system. It also examines the organisational, personnel and pedagogic challenges that all PME systems must deal with. Further it analyses the principal institutions that provide PME in Australia. The paper includes a series of recommendations.