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If your business is entering or working in the defence industry, our expert advisers and facilitators can help you:

  • navigate the defence marketplace
  • improve business capabilities
  • succeed as a supplier in defence supply chains
  • innovate with defence or get help with a Defence Innovation Hub proposal
  • identify export opportunities

Apply for an advisory or facilitation service

CDIC advisory and facilitation services are available to Australian small and medium businesses that have, or are developing, products or services that can be applied to defence.

What to expect


After you apply, we’ll assess your application and allocate you a facilitator or business adviser.

If you’re allocated a facilitator, they will:

  • contact you to arrange a meeting
  • provide you with up to two days of support over four weeks
  • help you navigate the defence market, including the entry points, procurement processes and relevant Defence capability areas

If you’re allocated a business adviser, they will:

  • contact you to arrange a meeting and undertake an initial analysis of your business within the first month
  • give you an advisory services report within the following 4 months that includes an assessment of your business and recommendations to better position you in the defence industry or your supply chain
  • help you implement their report recommendations in the following 7 months
  • provide you with up to 10 days of support over the course of the advisory service

After the delivery of a service you may be eligible to apply for a Capability Improvement Grant. You can also apply for further advisory services if needed.

Find out how CDIC has helped Prism invest in staff capability

Directing helicopter to land on ship deck

Prism Defence is an Adelaide business punching well above its weight on the world stage when it comes to helicopter safety. Prism’s focus on defining and delivering best practice in ship–air integration for their customers requires highly skilled staff to support each facet of the business.
Case study: Prism Defence