The Chief Directing Staff (CDS) heads the Training Division. He is responsible for all Course Participants (CP) who are organized in Syndicates of up to twelve members.

The Directing Staff (DS) are the primary facilitators of the educational process. They are responsible for direct guidance, supervisions and reporting of the Course Participants (CP).

Directing Staff are the rank of Lieutenant Colonels, from the three Services (ie. Army, Navy and Air Force) including one attachment Officers each from Australia and New Zealand.