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Australia Awards Short Courses respond to the priorities of the Papua New Guinea Government. Courses will be developed when a need has been identified and will be made available to meet that need. Courses are not scheduled on a regular basis.

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Applications are now closed for the Graduate Certificate in Health Science and Graduate Certificate in STEM Education short courses

Australia Awards PNG will deliver a Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Disease & Infection Control) short course to participants employed in the health sector in Papua New Guinea, including health research and policy roles.

This course will provide participants with an increased understanding of diseases and infection control measures in a variety of health contexts including rural and remote locations. It will support the development of increased technical skills for successful infection control and management including responding to COVID-19 challenges. The course will target those in positions of responsibility to increase knowledge and skills with the aim of providing both individuals and institutions with increased capacity to identify, respond to, and manage disease and infection.

To apply for this short course, you must:

  • have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in nursing, allied health or science disciplines and up to three years’ work experience in the health sector

  • be currently employed and have the application supported by your manager and the Head of the organisation

  • have a minimum academic English proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (shortlisted applicants may be required to undertake a test facilitated by Australia Awards)

  • have a commitment to prepare and implement a workplace project engage actively and foster networks with multiple stakeholders, including in Australia and disseminate learning from the course with students, colleagues and peers.

 

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Australia Awards will deliver the Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) Education short course. The course is targeting employees from the National Department of Education (NDoE) and other education agencies who are in roles where they have responsibility for teaching, designing and implementing STEM Education policies and programs including at the national, sectoral and provincial levels.

To apply for this course, applicants must:

  • demonstrate direct involvement in STEM Education in your area of work

  • have a minimum of five years professional teaching or curriculum development experience (which could be in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematic, Advanced Mathematic, ICT, Agriculture, Biology, Fine Arts, Design Technology, Science, Applied Science or Engineering)

  • have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and teacher registration

  • have a minimum academic English proficiency level equivalent of IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 575 (shortlisted applicants may be required to undertake a test facilitated by Australia Awards)

  • have a commitment to prepare and implement an innovative work-based project as part of the course requirement

  • engage actively and foster networks with multiple stakeholders, including in Australia, and to disseminate learning from the course with students, colleagues and peers in your respective organisations.

 

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