What is COVE+?

To create a future ready workforce able to operate in an era of accelerated warfare, continuous learning and evolution both personally and professionally is required. COVE+ offers you a way to unlock your potential.

COVE+ is a library of tertiary-level units, hosted on ADELE(U), which means you can access the content anywhere, anytime and on your own devices. Units vary in length and as a self-paced program – it is you who decides when and how you approach this learning.

There is a wide range of topics which have been developed in partnership with Australian tertiary institutions. Every unit has been designed to meet equivalent standards of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) to ensure the learning is credible, current and challenging. Furthermore, a range of media is used to facilitate engaging learning experiences for people who have different learning preferences.

While it is up to you to access and engage with the content - we are confident the diverse offering will appeal to all Army's people and their interests. Launch the video below to hear from our COVE+ enthusiast – Daniel Keighran, VC. 


COVE+ Content

These units were specifically designed to enable Army’s most important asset – you – to develop your intellectual edge. COVE+ offers you an avenue to improve critical thinking skills in order to solve complex problems within the Profession of Arms.

COVE+ delivers content across five areas:

Different COVE+ courses.

Units include Critical Thinking, Strategy and Security in the Indo-Pacific and Project Leadership and Teams. If these pique your interest, check out the full list of units here: Cove Unit Library.

All content can be accessed and completed in any order, once you complete the Reflective Practice unit. Reflective Practice was used as a gateway unit because it is a foundational skill upon which all learning should occur because through the Reflective Practice process, you will validate your thinking, adapt and evolve considerations as circumstances, awareness or technologies change. This unit is supported by a Reflective Journal, available in both hard copy (sourced from your local Army Education Centre & PME Cell at HQ FORCOMD) and the Reflective Journal App (available on iOS and Android).

COVE+ badges.

You may enrol in as many units, at the same time, as you like; however, it is recommended you plan your learning journey by taking advantage of the tiered levels to progress through the concepts presented related to one topic.

There are three unit levels. The medals are awarded at the successful completion of each unit.


Contact us

We have developed a comprehensive list of COVE+ FAQs or if you are still searching for answer, email us at the.cove@defence.gov.au. We are here to support your learning journey towards enhancing your Intellectual Edge.