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Each year, Australia Awards PNG offers a range of Short Course Awards for Papua New Guineans. Applying for a Short Course Award requires you to answer some questions and supply a range of documentation to be eligible to apply.

Interested participants are encouraged to read the eligibility criteria and then submit an application.

Upcoming short courses include:

Short Course Awards Q & A Sessions Applications Close
Graduate Certificate in STEM Education

Q & A webinar sessions will be available on the dates below. Click a link to join.


Wednesday 22 May (10am – 11am):

Wednesday 22 May (1pm – 2pm):
Thursday 23 May (10am – 11am):
Thursday 23 May (1pm – 2pm):
Friday 24 May (10am – 11am):
Friday 24 May (1pm – 2pm):

 26 May 2024 (midnight)

Extended to 02 June 2024

Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health
Graduate Certificate in Nutrition



All prospective applicants must adhere to Australia Awards PNG general minimum selection requirements:

  • be a minimum of 18 years of age at the time of commencing the Short Course Award.
  • have a minimum academic English proficiency of IELTS 6.5.
  • be a citizen of PNG and be residing in and applying for the Short Course Award from PNG.
  • not be a citizen of Australia, hold permanent residency in Australia or be applying for a visa to live in Australia permanently.
  • not be married, engaged or a de facto partner of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any time during the application, selection or mobilization phases of the Short Course Award.
  • be able to satisfy admission requirements of the institution at which the award is to be undertaken.
  • be able to satisfy all requirements of the Australian Department of Home Affairs to hold a suitable Australian visa.
  • not have been convicted of a criminal offence.

In addition to the above, each Short Course Award will have specific eligibility criteria tied to the course focus (refer to specific Short Course Award Factsheet for details).