Rules Of Engagement Workshop


This course is a foundation level course for regional military officers, designed to provide participants with a sound understanding of the Rules of Engagement (ROE) process, the ability to use the San Remo ROE Handbook and to draft ROE for a wide range of military operations, with an emphasis on maritime and peace keeping/support operations.

The course is equally intended to promote regional engagement through an interactive learning program and associated networking opportunities.  The course has an emphasis on course participants contributing to and sharing perspectives. Activities within the program are designed to promote networking.


Applicable ROE Law and Policy, Use of Force and Rules of Engagement outside armed conflict, Law of the Sea/Maritime Security and ROE, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations and ROE, Air Operations and ROE, Targeting and ROE, Role and Mandate of the International Committee of the Red Cross, ROE Challenges in Multinational Operations, Armed Conflict and ROE, Planning and Drafting ROE.


  1. Understand the legal bases for the use of force and its relationship to ROE.
  1. Apply the Laws of Armed Conflict and other international law to drafting Rules of Engagement.
  1. The graduate is to choose to display a positive attitude toward building professional relationship with regional counterparts.


Dates:  24 – 28 June 2019

Location: Military Law Centre, Victoria Barracks, Sydney, NSW.

Duration: 5 Working Days.

Minimum rank: 03 (CAPT equivalent) / APS 5.

Maximum rank: 07 (BRIG equivalent) / SES1.

Uniform requirement: Uniform appropriate for representational duties.

Computer knowledge: Not essential.

ADFELPS Language Profile: S6, L6, R6, W6 or Academic IELTS test level S5.5, L5.5, R5.5, W5.5

Course Fees: Nil for ADF/APS personnel. Nil for international students – sponsored by IPDIV.

Nominations: ADF/APS enrol via nomination form on DEFGRAM. International students nominate through post to IPDIV.

Resources: Sanremo Rules of Engagement handbook