An Australia Awards Short Course is a training and professional development opportunity funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Short courses are available for professionals in specialised fields from eligible African countries. The short courses strengthen the professional capacity and leadership skills of participants, enabling them to contribute more effectively to development in their home countries.
Short Courses offer opportunities for short-term post-graduate training delivered in Australia and/or in Africa for up to six weeks.
Sectors and courses
Australia Awards Short Courses focus on priority sectors that effectively support Africa’s economic growth and long-term development. Previously specialised courses were offered in the following sectors; Extractives, Agriculture, Policy, Environment, Health and Technical Vocational Education & Training.
For information on the courses available and institutions that you can apply for, click through to the official Australian Government website for international students. This website is managed by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).Table of Content
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F or eligible mid-career professionals who receive a short course the following benefits will generally apply:
To be considered, you must meet the following requirements:
All shortlisting and final selection take place between January and June of each year. Face-to-face interviews with shortlisted candidates are held in May and June. Candidates from countries where English Language Proficiency tests are required should refer to the previous section on English language requirements or support. Australia Awards may also arrange separate English language testing of shortlisted candidates during the selection process.
Selection for Australia Awards Short Courses is based on the assessment of the application, including the applicant’s personal statements, Reintegration Action Plan and supporting documentation. Australia Awards Short Course applicants are not required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. However, applicants and their employers may be contacted by phone to verify claims made in the application, including questions regarding current employment status.
For more details, please Visit the Website of the Australia Awards Fellowships & Professional Development – Short Courses 2020