10 May - Karstens Melbourne
3 August - UNSW Canberra

Dealing with complexity is a key challenge with system acquisition becoming highly interdependent with other capabilities (existing and emerging), rapid technological advancement, and greater emergence associated with end-user needs. To cater for complexity we need to ensure our project management approach caters for requirements emergence, technological uncertainty, and multiple stakeholder needs. The seminar begins with an overview of complexity, challenges associated with traditional approaches to dealing with complexity, and best practice approaches for dealing with complex projects.


12-14 July 2017

Many of the problems, failures and costs associated with today’s technology-dependent society can be traced to systemic issues regarding risk, reliability and resilience (R3). UNSW Australia and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are pleased to present the inaugural R3 Seminar, which brings together some of the world’s pre-eminent experts in these domains.

Presentations and tutorials will be delivered on topics that have relevance to governments and industries trying to understand risks such as those posed by potentially catastrophic events associated with climate change. ‘Resilience,’ the ability of a system to withstand or recover from events that may cause failure, will be specifically addressed.

The seminar will also address reliability, which is crucial for the management of risk in complex systems and must inform organizational cultural paradigms. 


26-27 September 2017

Force design process is a scalable and flexible process that translates strategic policy’s vision of the future force structure. It identifies capability gaps, risks, opportunities and issues, develops and tests the operating concepts, and identifies emerging threats and potential responses. The Conference is aimed at those who have expertise in experimentation, war-gaming and options development methodologies.

Head Force Design, Vice Chief of the Defence Force Group in partnership with the Capability Systems Centre present Force Design 2017.

9-10 November 2017

The University of New South Wales in Canberra (UNSW Canberra) and the Capability Systems Centre presents the second annual Counter Non-Traditional Threats Conference and Exhibition (Counter-NTT). 

Counter-NTT is targeted at those who have an interest in countering the non-traditional and improvised threats from chemicals, biological hazards, radiation, nuclear, toxic industrial chemicals and materials, explosives, pandemics and other hazardous materials. Counter-NTT is aimed at decision makers, operational staff and practitioners alike from Defence, government, academia, defence industry, other government agencies, emergency services and health organisations

UNSW Canberra and the Capability Systems Centre will host the 2017 ATSOC/CTMC Alumni Function on 16 November 2017 at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra.

Event Details

Date: 16 November 2017

Time: 1800h for 1830h  

Location: Lavender Courtyard and Terrace, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Cost: $60 per head

Dress: Suit

Guests: The 2017 Alumni Dinner is unaccompanied.

Registration: Online registration and payment is available here.

PARARI 2017: Australian Explosive Ordnance Safety Symposium is an international explosive ordnance safety symposium hosted jointly by the Australian Department of Defence Directorate of Ordnance Safety, Thales and the Capability Systems Centre. The Conference welcomes delegates from around the globe to discuss a broad range of explosives, munitions and weapons safety topics.

When: 21-23 November 2017

Where: UNSW Canberra