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2020 Defence and Industry Study Course (DISC) Victorian State Government Support

The aim of DISC is to help participants develop a better understanding of both Defence and industry in order to improve Australia’s defence industry capabilities. The course gives participants the opportunity to share ideas, problem-solve, build important business contacts and visit a number of Defence and defence industry sites.
The 2020 course comprises of four, one-week modules spread over a 7-month period. 

Participants must attend all modules and will be required during and outside of course dates to undertake syndicate work.
The cost is $9000 (GST exlcusive) which is tax-deductible. The fee covers course delivery, accommodation, meals and flights from the participant’s local airport.

The Victorian Government is offering up to five eligible students with an opportunity to reimburse them up to $4500 (GST exclusive) per student.

To be eligible, a student’s company must qualify as an SME (1-199 employees), have an operating presence in Victoria and be engaged in a Defence supply chain or be able to demonstrate a genuine intent to enter the Defence market.

Grant recipients must agree to the following:

  • 100% attendance at each of the four DISC 2020 modules (except for documented evidence of absence through illness or other special consideration)
  • completion to the satisfaction of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group of the DISC 2020 requirements
  • provision of a final written report (approx. 800 words) to the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (the Department) Defence, Aerospace and Security Team at
  • the conclusion of the course and in every case by no later than 1 December 2020
The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions will assess the DISC 2020 grant applications.

However, the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group will have the final say on which individuals will be offered a place on DISC 2020 (spaces are limited).

Applications for DISC can be submitted via this link

Applications for the DISC will close 5pm Friday 28 February 2020.

If you are nominating an individual to attend DISC in 2020 and would like to seek a Victorian Government subsidy please complete the attached application form and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application for the subsidy will close Friday 6 March 2020.

Please also note that you must also submit an application to the CASG to attend DISC 2020 in addition to the Victorian State Government application form.

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