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The Art of Open-Source Intelligence Analysis

Learn the principles of quality open-source analysis and techniques for communicating intelligence for impact.

A foundational understanding

Hone your open-source intelligence (OSINT) analysis skills over four consecutive days.

Learn the importance of of Structured Analytic Techniques (SATs) in conducting rigorous and impactful analysis.


Students will leave this course with the  skills to:

  • understand the nature, purpose and principles of intelligence

  • identify and evaluate multiple intelligence sources

  • think critically, conceptually and creatively about intelligence and business problems

  • identify and apply structured analytical techniques to intelligence problems

  • conduct open-source analysis and assessment

  • understand best practice for producing and reporting intelligence.

Students can expect a mixture of lecture-style sessions, group-learning activities, and discussions facilitated by leading OSINT analysis facilitator, Kylie Pert. Pre-reading materials will also be provided.

Class sizes are capped at 12 to maximise collaboration opportunities and learning outcomes. 

Equip your team with the best analytical tools to craft meaningful, impactful intelligence.


Mastering the art of open-source intelligence analysis starts here. 

9:00am - 16:00 daily

$2399 (inc GST)

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Is this course right for you?

Being able to apply Structured Analytic Techniques (SATs) and analyse and interpret complex open-source material will benefit you across sectors and roles.


The course will be most beneficial if you are in:

  • Intelligence and responsible for collecting and analysing information to support decision making.

  • Investigation in law enforcement, legal and corporate environments.

  • HR, legal or journalism and need to gather or fact-check information on people, places and things.

  • Risk management in finance, insurance and security (including cybersecurity).

  • Disaster relief and/or preparation

  • Research and need data to support their studies and require analytical techniques to process and interpret the information to draw conclusions. 

  • Human rights, environmental protection or humanitarian relief, who require better intelligence to inform decisions and better understand the context in which they operate.

  • University studying policy, politics or similar, and would like to develop critical thinking and research skills for future roles. 

Tailored training

Looking for something tailored to your organisation's needs? Contact our Training team to ask about:

  • booking this course as a private session for your organisation

  • splitting the course into two sittings instead of 4 consecutive days

  • coupling this training with other OSINT Combine offerings.

Please contact the training team for availabilities and costs.

Senior Analyst, Government

I thoroughly enjoyed ‘The Art of Open-Source Intelligence Analysis’, and thought it suitable to any current or aspiring intelligence analyst. The course was an excellent mix of theory followed by practical components, reinforcing the skills.

The trainer, Kylie, was very knowledgeable and engaging, freely sharing personal experiences working in the role and encouraging course attendees to do the same.


The group size and backgrounds also contributed to how well the course ran, with the small group able to connect well with one another regardless of employer, and speak openly – this enabled a judgement-free environment and encouraged robust discussion and sharing of differing perspectives.


Overall, I found the course to be thought-provoking and insightful and would highly recommend it.

Senior Analyst, Industry

This course was well thought out and well planned. Learning about the Structured Analytical Techniques (SATs) and knowing how to apply them is very important but often being overlooked when working/ being trained as an intelligence analyst. 


Kylie is a great communicator and was very engaging throughout the course. After teaching the theory, she would give us an exercise to practice what we have just learnt. She always made me feel very comfortable to participate in group activities.  She was also always happy to discuss issues that were not directly related to the course but were relevant to my work.


I love that we were provided with an extensive reading list before going into the class, so that we could be prepared when going in. Also, with the book that was supplied to us, we have something to refer to after the lessons.

Analyst, Industry

Thank you for a great course, I learnt loads. Your knowledge and enthusiasm shone through, which made the learning process that much more enjoyable.


The balance of inductive and deductive teaching ensured the lessons hit home across the group.


Thanks again.

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