Work Based Projects
To ensure that participants apply learnings within their organisations and wider community, participation in Short Course Awards is underpinned by a work-based project. All participants are required to develop and implement a small project which is related to the course topic and learning objectives and utilises the knowledge and skills gained from the course to contribute to their organisation and its priorities.
The proposed project should describe a change in policy, systems, processes or delivery of services within an organisational context. Projects must be achievable in a six to 12-month period and not require additional funding or resources from the employer/organisation. Australia Awards will not provide additional funding for work-based projects.
Focus areas of projects are determined in consultation with the participant and their employer, taking into consideration organisational needs and desired outputs and outcomes. It is important that projects are endorsed by the organisation before participants commence.
Questions to consider when planning your project
Is the project in line with my job?
(Project must be in line with your job and align to the specific short course objectives)
What organisational need, issue or opportunity will the project respond to?
(Consider research documents and reports)
What broader organisational objective will the project align with?
(Refer to corporate and strategic plans)
What PNG development priority does the project align with?
(See Vision 2050 or other policy documents)
Education leader putting community wellbeing first – Philip So’on, Assistant Secretary, National Department of Education, Short Course in Counselling – Training manual for guidance officers and teachers
Health Economics graduates making an impact in PNG – Martha Hilenungu Salihombo, Acting Deputy Director of Public Health, New Ireland Provincial Health Authority, Graduate Certificate in Health Economics – Coordinated a Partnership Forum to campaign for immunization programs
Hannelly Kiromat-Geno, Senior Project Manager, Marie Stopes PNG – Systematic literature review
Persistence Pays for Engan farmer Tony – Tony Sulupin, Project Coordinator, Lagaip Poverty Relievers Association, Certificate IV in Agribusiness – bulb onion project