Applications are now closed for Australia Awards Scholarships for study commencing in 2019.
Here’s your opportunity to gain exposure in Australia and increase your skills as a professional in the International Trade sector.
Australia Awards in South and West Asia is calling for applications from eligible individuals currently employed in Bangladesh’s International Trade sector to participate in the upcoming short course award, providing the post-graduate qualification of a Professional Certificate in International Trade.
Applicants representing government, non-government and private sector organisations directly linked with international trade are encouraged to apply.
Applications open 15 February 2018 and close on 22 April 2018
Applicants will be assessed based on:
General Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible, candidates must meet the following general criteria:
Specific Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants who have the potential to apply the knowledge and experience gained through participation on their return to Bangladesh are encouraged to apply. Selected applicants will be required to complete their negotiated Return to Work Plan (RWP), which will involve the implementation of observations and learnings obtained during this Short Course in Australia.
To be eligible, candidates must meet the following course-specific criteria:
For more information regarding this short course and the selection criteria, please refer to the Recruitment Summary.
Females, people from ethnic and traditionally marginalised groups, and people with a disability – who are working in the area of international trade – are encouraged to apply.
High-level English language proficiency is a key eligibility criteria for applicants wanting to undertake this post-graduate qualification of a Professional Certificate in International Trade. Full details are provided in the Recruitment Summary and proof of proficiency is a mandatory requirement.
PTE (overall score of 58 AND skills profile of 50 in writing, speaking, reading and listening)
IELTS (overall band score of 6.5; minimum 6 band score in all bands)
TOEFL (paper-based 573 with Test of Written English 4.5 OR internet-based total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in writing, 18 in speaking and 13 in reading and listening)
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) (overall score 176 AND individual score of 169 in writing, speaking, reading and listening)
All applicants will need to complete their applications online at: https://apps.australiaawardssouthwestasia.org/register and complete the upload of required documentation by 22 April 2018. Only complete applications submitted online will be considered.
Q: Where can I get additional information?
Australia Awards South and West Asia website:
Can persons with disability (PWDs) apply?
Yes. Applications from eligible PWDs are highly encouraged.
What are “reasonable adjustments”?
Reasonable adjustments are measures which an education provider is required to make to ensure students with a disability can meet the academic standards of their course of study and participate on the same basis as students without a disability. Reasonable adjustments might include changes to the way a person enrols in a course, alterations to the physical environment and other facilities, and changes to the way training is delivered and skills are assessed.
PWD awardees are assessed and provided reasonable adjustments to ensure that they succeed in their award.
Are women prioritised in the selection process?
At least 50 percent of the awards will be given to qualified women applicants.
Q: What does the award provide?
The Awards are offered for the minimum period necessary for the individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution, including any preparatory training. For June 2017 Intake this will be up to a maximum of two years.
Q: Can I bring my family to Australia during my scholarship?
Yes. Awardees can bring their spouse and children to Australia during the scholarship period. However, it is recommended that the awardees take their dependents six months after they arrive in Australia. It is also recommended for applicants to declare their intention to bring their family with them to Australia in the application form. Declaring this information will not affect the outcome of their application.