The Department of Defence (Defence) requires any Industry Entities to hold an appropriate level of DISP membership when working on sensitive or classified information or assets; storing or transporting Defence weapons or explosive ordnance;  providing security services for Defence bases and facilities; or as a result of a Defence business requirement.  

DISP membership is also encouraged for those wishing to supply goods and services to  Defence and other government entities (either Australian or foreign).  

Industry Entities can self-nominate to join DISP independently of having a contract with Defence. 

The Defence Security seminar, delivered by our resident Security specialist, will build knowledge and organisational capacity to understand the requirements for managing security risks and meeting the initial and ongoing requirements of DISP membership.


This seminar addresses the "Exponent", which we define as:

  • Those entering the market and wanting to know more about it.




  • Virtual Workshops x 2
  • e-Learning Modules x 1
  • Podcasts x 1

4 Weeks


  • An overview of the DISP 
  • Eligibility requirements for businesses wishing to obtain DISP membership
  • Suitability requirements for businesses wishing to obtain DISP membership
  • Description and summary of Security Governance requirements
  • Description and summary of Physical Security 
  • Description and summary of Personnel Security
  • Description and summary of Information/Cyber security
  • Ongoing suitability requirements for businesses wishing to maintain DISP  membership
  • Where to locate further information or advice.


The attendee will gain an understanding of:  

  • Defence security objectives and the role of the Defence Industry Security Program  (DISP) 
  • the DISP suitability matrix
  • Where to seek assistance with preparing for a DISP application.


On Demand


  • Introduction to seminar and  facilitator 
  • Description of seminar  bundle incl learning outcomes



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4.5 hours instructions


An accomplished Integrated Risk and Cyber Consultant with considerable experience advising on significant high dollar value projects for market leaders such as Jenimex, WDS  Mining and P&H MinePro. Possessing exceptional risk management, threat and vulnerability strategic planning, communication, investigation and auditing skills with a  strong track record of delivering on large-scale critical risk projects across defence,  resource sector, civil construction and cyber tech industries including but not limited to  Land 121 Phase 3B Army $1.5B project, Navy MSB HQ Sydney. Partnership with Australian and European organizations supporting cyber security risk and compliance requirements for national and international customers. Highly experienced across many risk disciplines with the ability to influence, lead and promote a positive risk culture through mentoring and coaching, implementing risk policies and procedures to continuously challenge crews and management to ensure risk compliance, bringing projects in on time. Skilled in risk management, data and cyber risk, operations and project management, business continuity management, compliance and governance. Experienced with national and international standards including; ISO 27001 ISMS ISO 45001 OHSMS. ISO 31000 RM, ISO  140001 EMS and ISO 9001 QMS. Highly experienced with professional exposure across various private and government organisations. Committed to continuous personal development and holds a variety of risk management post graduate qualifications including a Masters Degree from the University of Newcastle. A strong interest in technology and cyber risk for long-term business resilience.


EOI Cut-Off: 23 March

Successful Applicants Notified: 24 - 30 March

Course Joining Instructions Issued: 30 March

Course Timing: 13 - 27 April – weekly 2-hour workshops on a Wednesday. Time 10am - 12pm

The Defence Ready Seminar Series is being delivered thanks to funding and collaboration with the Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS) and, for each seminar, forty (40) funded places are being made available to SMEs.

The Defence Department has set very clear guidance around the criteria for access to one of the forty funded places within each of the thirteen courses, and priority will be given to Hunter and regional-NSW based SMEs, building capability to potentially partner on Defence projects in the future.

With the full seminar series rolling out over the next twelve-months, Hunter Defence will be scheduling ongoing communications as each course gets close to commencing. If your organisation has been successful in achieving a funded place in one of these courses, Hunter Defence will let you know three (3) weeks before your selected seminars(s) of interest are due to start.

EOI Defence Ready Seminar Series
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The inclusions and time required to participate within each seminar series topic range in length from 4 hours – 14 hours and are spread over weeks/months. Will you be able to commit to completing the course? *
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