Short Courses

Australia Awards Short Courses are short-term training and professional development opportunities funded by the Australian Government.

The short-term training and professional development opportunities provided through Australia Awards Short Courses develop recipients’ skills and knowledge and help them build networks to drive change and contribute to development in their home countries and regions.

Australia Awards Short Courses are delivered throughout the year on specific topics related to key development challenges. Short Courses may be delivered in Australia, in the home country or across both locations.

In South and West Asia, Australia Awards Short Courses are open to suitably qualified nationals of Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Applications are encouraged from women, people with disability and individuals from traditionally-marginalised groups.

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Who can apply

Each Short Course has its own objectives, target group and eligibility criteria. Australia Awards Short Courses are open to suitably qualified nationals of Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Women, people with disability and individuals from traditionally-marginalised groups are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Short Course opportunities may be listed on this site throughout the year, or they may be advertised through your employer. The application process for specific courses is made clear through listings and advertising.

Next steps

Successful applicants will receive notification from Australia Awards if they have been selected to participate in a Short Course. Successful applicants are supported throughout the Short Course.