What is the duration of a Short Course Award?

Short Course Awards have three parts, pre and post-course workshops and the program which may be delivered in two to three blocks depending on the length of the course. Courses may be delivered in-person, online or through a mix of delivery styles over 6 to 12 months depending on the course qualification.

What academic qualifications do Short Course Awards provide?

Short Course Awards range from Certificate IV to Graduate Certificate level. Courses are recognized under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

Who can apply for a Short Course Award?

Citizens of Papua New Guinea who are at least 18 years old, currently employed and who meet all criteria for the Short Course Award they wish to apply for may be eligible to apply. Check the eligibility page for more detailed information and also specific requirements for each course as they will differ, particularly in relation to the level of education and years of work experience required.

What is the scholarship entitlement for a Short Course Award?

  • Course fees (please note that during Covid-19 courses may be delivered online)
  • Course materials
  • Access to learning management system and additional course resources
  • Award Project mentoring
  • Internet allowance per module (for study in PNG)
  • Flights and accommodation if required
  • Living allowance away from home
  • Access to the Australia Global Alumni network and PNGAAA and related benefits (subject to the successful completion of the course)

What documents are required to apply for the course?

Candidates are required to submit:

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Job description
  • Current performance appraisal/employer reference
  • Certified copy of highest qualification and academic transcript
  • Application form endorsed by your employer (signed and stamped)
  • Copy of biodata page of your passport (if you have one)
  • Copy of your National Identification Card (NID) (if you have one)
  • Copy of your NID issued Birth Certificate (if you have one). Note that the old blue birth certificate will no long be accepted
  • Copy of your driver’s license (if you have one)
  • A completed training bid form and necessary supporting documents to the Department of Personnel Management (public sector applicants only)

What are the general requirements to apply?

Each course has different requirements. Please refer to each course for more information. General requirements for all Short Course Awards include:

  • Endorsed by the organisation, proved by an official endorsement letter
  • Committed to prepare and implement a development project as part of the award
  • Committed to actively foster networks with multiple stakeholders
  • Committed to disseminate learnings from the Short Course Award
  • Completion of an EILTS test

Who is an ideal candidate?

  • Highly motivated
  • High performing and high potential
  • A future leader
  • Results oriented and who will approach study with commitment
  • Demonstrated exemplary conduct and will be an ambassador for your organisation and Australia Awards PNG
  • Confident and dynamic individual who will create networks when provided with the opportunity
  • Willing to share knowledge with others upon return

How is the selection process managed?

Following eligibility checks, applications are assessed by an independent selection panel. Applicants are selected based on merit. Telephone reference checks may be conducted for shortlisted applicants to confirm professional and personal conduct and experience. The final list of shortlisted candidates is subject to scrutiny and endorsement by the Australian and PNG Governments. All applicants, successful and unsuccessful will receive notification of the selection outcome. The selections process takes up to four weeks before applicants are notified of the outcome of their applications.

Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.