General Eligibility Criteria
- be Sri Lankan or Maldivian citizens and currently residing in Sri Lanka or the Maldives
- not have applied for or hold permanent residency in Australia or New Zealand
- obtain the necessary study approvals from their employer
- complete a Return to Work Plan with their supervisor
- demonstrate digital literacy including experience with online learning and meeting platforms
- be available to participate in the short course for the duration in accordance with the dates specified below
- meet the specific eligibility criteria for this short course and adhere to the application process detailed in this document
To be eligible, nominees must also:
- Be currently working in a relevant area and will be emerging leaders or mid-level managers with relevant industry experience
- Have occupied their current position for at least 6 months.
- Not be retiring or being considered for transfer for at least one year from the conclusion of the Short Course
- Not have attended any previous Australia Awards Fellowships or Short Course
- Have stable internet connectivity as well as laptop/computer availability in order to access course content for download, webinar participation and live sessions
- Demonstrate a high level of English proficiency by providing a letter from employer confirming English language proficiency
- Be committed and available to participate virtually in each of the three major components of the Short Course by ensuring release from usual professional duties during the course delivery phases due to its demanding subject matter.
- Pre-liminary Learning Activities – will consist of three half days: (14 – 17 February 2022)
- Core Learning Elements – will be ten days across six weeks: (28 February – 7 April 2022)
- Applied Learning Activities – will be 4 days of mentoring across four weeks (5, 12, 19 & 26 May 2022). As well as two half days on 8 & 9 June 2022:
Candidates who have the potential to apply the knowledge and experience gained through course participation are encouraged. Selected applicants will be required to complete their negotiated ‘Return to Work Plan’ which will involve the implementation of observations and learnings obtained throughout the short course.
Female applicants, people with disability and people from traditionally marginalised groups and people residing in outer atolls are strongly encouraged to apply.