Australia Awards works with local and international organisations to provide Short Courses and Australian Professional Opportunities (APO) to nationals of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Short Courses

All Short Courses address specified learning outcomes and are delivered by an approved Australian Higher Education provider or an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The Australia Awards – South Asia & Mongolia program encourages tendering institutions to explore partnerships with organisations in the South Asia region, where appropriate.

The Short Course Handbook will form a binding part of a contract with a preferred tenderer. The handbook stipulates the pre-course preparation, delivery, logistics, welfare/pastoral care, monitoring and evaluation, course materials, and communication and public diplomacy requirements

Read the Short Course Provider Handbook below for details.

Short Course Provider Handbook

Upcoming Short Courses

Australia Awards – South Asia plans to delivery the below listed Short Courses in the financial year 2021-2022. Short Course providers will be selected through a tender process, which will be announced on this website and the Australian Government’s website, AusConnect.

Country  Course name Mode of delivery  Procurement date
Bangladesh Women in Policing OR Using Social Media to Counter Radicalism Online / Australia Late October 2021
Sri Lanka Promoting Value Chain Improvements, Market Integration and Trade in Agribusiness TBC Late Oct/early Nov 2021
Sri Lanka Trade Promotion and Marketing Post COVID-19 TBC November 2021
Bangladesh Integrating health planning and evaluating the effectiveness of health policies, planning and services Online / Australia November 2021
Regional Trade Promotion and Marketing OR Governing in a Digital Age One of the countries in the South Asia region January 2022
Bangladesh Maritime Professional Development Program Online / Australia February 2022
Maldives TBC TBC TBC

Note: The above-mention courses are indicative only. The thematic focus and/or schedule may change prior to a request for tender being released.

Australian Professional Opportunities

Australian Professional Opportunities (APOs) are learning and development activities funded by the Australian Government. If you are running an event or have a training opportunity that could be delivered as an APO, register your interest and our Continuing Professional Development-Solutions team will be in touch.

To deliver or host a recipient of an Australian Professional Opportunity, your organisation does not need to be an Australian registered training organisation or an Australian higher education provider.

Register your interest

You can register your organisation's interest in current or future procurement opportunities related to Short Courses and APOs.

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For further information

Please direct any enquiries to Enquiries from tenderers between a tender issue date and a tender closing date will be answered through formal addenda.