List of Training for Students

The following list includes foundational and recommended training for new students at the Department of National Defence (DND). It is encouraged that you discuss your online and/or in-class courses with your manager prior to beginning your training. You will be able to access your courses through the Defence Learning Network (DLN) or through the Canada School of Public Service’s (CSPS) platform named GCcampus. You will first have to create and activate your account. Should you have any account creation issues with either platforms, please contact the National Civilian Welcome and Integration Team (NCWIT) via email.

Foundational Training Type Available at

Department of National Defence Orientation

Virtual 1.5 hrs

Offered by the Learning and Career Centres Network. Please contact us if you have not received an invitation via email with information about the Orientation session.

Values and Ethics Foundations for Employees (C255)

Required training for all Public Service students

Online

1.5 hrs

Offered on the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) GCcampus. Please contact us if you are not able to self-register on GCcampus.

Who We Work For (C218)

Required training for all Public Service students

Online

3 hrs

Offered on the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) GCcampus. Please contact us if you are not able to self-register on GCcampus.

Security Awareness (A230)

Online 2.5 hrs

Offered on the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) GCcampus. Please contact us if you are not able to self-register on GCcampus.

Phoenix Self Service for Employees (C601)Required training for all Public Service Students

Online

1 hrs

Offered on the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) GCcampus. Please contact us if you are not able to self-register on GCcampus.

COVID-19 Awareness

Online

1.5 hrs

Offered on the Defence Learning Network (DLN). Please contact us if the DLN team informs you that you must first have an HRMS profile created and/or are not able to self-register on DLN.

Canadian Armed Forces 101 for Civilians

Online

2 hrs

Offered on the Defence Learning Network (DLN). Self-register to attend this training. To receive your login information email the DLN-RAD@forces.gc.ca. Include your name and Personal Record Identifier (PRI) in your email. Please contact us if the DLN team informs you that you must first have an HRMS profile created and/or are not able to self-register on DLN.

Recommended Training  Type Available at

Introduction to Defence Ethics

Online 4 hrs

Offered on the Defence Learning Network (DLN). Please contact us if the DLN team informs you that you must first have an HRMS profile created and/or are not able to self-register on DLN.

DND/CAF Information Management

Online

1.5 hrs

Offered on the Defence Learning Network (DLN). Please contact us if the DLN team informs you that you must first have an HRMS profile created and/or are not able to self-register on DLN.

Mental Health in the Workplace for Employees

Online

3 hrs

Offered on the Defence Learning Network (DLN). Please contact us if the DLN team informs you that you must first have an HRMS profile created and/or are not able to self-register on DLN.

Understanding Diversity and Employment Equity

Online

2 hrs

Offered on the Defence Learning Network (DLN). Please contact us if the DLN team informs you that you must first have an HRMS profile created and/or are not able to self-register on DLN.

GCDOCS Fundamentals: Online Self-Paced (I010)

Online

3 hrs

Offered on the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) GCcampus. Please contact us if you are not able to self-register on GCcampus.

HR-to-Pay Stabilization Training for Employees*

Online

2.5 hrs

Offered on the Defence Learning Network (DLN). Please contact us if the DLN team informs you that you must first have an HRMS profile created and/or are not able to self-register on DLN.

DND/CAF WHMIS Orientation**

Online

2 hrs

Offered on the Defence Learning Network (DLN). Please contact us if the DLN team informs you that you must first have an HRMS profile created and/or are not able to self-register on DLN.

Language Maintenance Tools

Online

Offered on the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) GCcampus. Please contact us if you are not able to self-register on GCcampus.

Developing a Plan to Further Your Career (H014)

Online

0.5 hr

Offered on the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) GCcampus. Please contact us if you are not able to self-register on GCcampus.

The CSPS has recently developed the Learning Path for Students for all students new to the Public Service of Canada. You will find most of the courses listed above. There are a few more videos, courses and toolkits which can be taken based on the needs identified by your manager. A section of importance in the Learning Path is called the Virtual Workplace a section the Virtual Workplace.

For additional resources and information about Virtual Onboarding, please visit the Working Remotely page on the Defence Team COVID-19 website.

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