E-Learning for Peacekeepers in the Asia Pacific (ELPAP)
The Australian Department of Defence is pleased to provide the funding that permits national peacekeeping centre students and staff from: Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Malaysia, Micronesia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Vietnam to study the Institute’s e-learning on peacekeeping courses at no cost through the Australian Defence Force Peace Operations Training Centre (ADF POTC). This programme is also available to all military, police, and gendarmerie of these nations.
POTI offers 29 courses in English with certain translations available in French, Spanish, and Arabic. ELPAP students may download all course materials, study their courses offline, take each self-scoring End-of-Lesson Quiz, and when they are ready, take the online End-of-Course Examination. Students who pass the examination with a minimum of 75 % are awarded a Certificate of Completion for each course.
Hello. I am Lieutenant Colonel Leigh Crawford, the Commanding Officer of the Australian Defence Forces Peace Operations Training Centre, and I’d like to welcome you to this e-learning portal which is proudly brought to you by both the Peace Operations Training Centre and our partner, the Peace Operations Training Institute. The Australian Defence Force Peace Operations Training Centre was established to provide training and education to the ADF, partner organizations, and our allies to ensure successful peace operations. This e-learning portal is one of the methods used to achieve this. In today’s complex peace operations, military, police, and civilians are called upon not only to maintain peace and security but also to protect civilians and the vulnerable, and prevent sexual exploitation and abuse, while ensuring the involvement of women in the peace process, assisting in disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of former combatants, and protecting and promoting human rights
Troubling is the increase of targeting of UN and peacekeeping troops by groups profiting from international chaos and conflict, such as international organized crime and terrorist groups. These challenges which have been faced by peacekeepers on a daily basis have generated international agreements which provide greater political support and specific operational authority and guidelines for UN forces on the ground.
As such, the requirement for peacekeepers to be educated and trained prior to deploying has never been more important. This e-learning portal provides you the information you will require to be successful either as a peacekeeper or as a professional in the field. Through our e-learning partnership with the Peace Operations Training Institute, Australian military peacekeepers and police, as well as peacekeepers from our regional neighbours have unlimited access to the full curriculum of e-learning courses. These include both introductory courses as well as courses on more advanced topics. Students who pass each course by scoring a minimum of 75 % on the End-of-Course Examination will be provided a personalized and downloadable Certificate of Completion, jointly issued by the Australian Defence Forces Peace Operations Training Centre and the Peace Operations Training Institute.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the UN and furthering your knowledge of UN peace operations. If you are about to serve on a UN mission, I’d like to wish you a successful deployment and a safe return home.