The Commissioner's Brush Farm International Scholarship has been established since 2009. Its purpose is to promote CSNSW linkages with its counterparts in Asia and the Pacific region. In partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy offered four (4) scholarships to senior correctional staff from within the region in 2015.
Successful candidates will be given an opportunity to participate in the Australian Correctional Leadership Program (ACLP) which is a prestigious training program for executives from across Australia and New Zealand as well as visits to the correctional facilities of NSW. In the past five years,the scholarship was awarded to applicants who have achieved distinction in correctional management and/or correctional research in their own country.
The Scholarship provides an opportunity for participants to:
Applicants wishing to apply for the Commissioner’s Brush Farm International Scholarship must be current employees within a correctional agency in Asia or the Pacific region. They must prepare a written application explaining how they meet the selection criteria. Their application must also include a statement duly signed by Chief Executive / Agency Head that the applicant will be available to travel to Australia and undertake the program from 9 to 19 October 2015.
Successful candidates will be selected by Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy against the following criteria:
a good command of English language, both orally and in writing; effective communication skills; holding an executive level position in the corrections industry with significant leadership responsibilities (for example, managing a gaol, regional office or a business unit); capacity to influence strategic policy within their own organisation; demonstrated commitment to their own professional development; and ability to travel to Australia and undertake the program in its entirety.
Once all written applications are received, a selection panel will short list these applications. Short listed applicants will be interviewed (by phone) and successful candidates will then be advised of the outcome. All other applicants will be notified by email from the Manager, International Programs.
The scholarship program will be held from 9 - 19 October, 2015.
The Scholarship provides services in-kind to the value of approximately $AUD5,500 per person. These in-kind services cover the course fee, accommodation, meals and administrative support. The scholarship does not cover airfare, visa application fees, insurance and personal spending money. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will provide economy class international air fares for 2 successful candidates from S-E Asian countries that are eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA). These airfares are in addition to the CSNSW scholarship for the program.
Please refer to the below application form and information package. For further enquiries, please contact Manager, International Programs, on (+612)9804 5581.
Monday 13th July 2015
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