General Eligibility Criteria
- Be a citizen of Sri Lanka and currently residing in Sri Lanka.
- Have stable internet connectivity as well as a laptop/computer to access course content for download, webinar participation and live sessions.
- Not have applied for or hold permanent residency in either Australia or New Zealand or married, engaged to, or are a de facto of a person who holds, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, at any part of the application, selection or mobilisation phases.
- Satisfy all requirements of the Department of Home Affairs for the relevant Australian Visa Subclass 500 and be able to provide attested documents for processing a visa application to enter Australia for the duration of the Short Course. This includes COVID-19 vaccination requirements according to the guidelines provided by the Department of Home Affairs.
- Be able to obtain the necessary study and travel approvals from their employer for the time commitment required, as outlined below.
- Be able to commit to completing a Return-to-Work Plan (RWP) with their supervisor
- Be committed and available to participate in each of the three major elements of the Short Course outlined above.
- Meet the ‘Further eligibility criteria’ below for this Short Course and adhere to the application process detailed in this document.
- Have access to the internet and be computer literate.
- Women, people of diverse ethnicity, ability/disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics are all encouraged to apply.
Further Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who can demonstrate the potential to apply the knowledge and experience gained through course participation are encouraged to apply. Selected candidates will be required to complete their negotiated ‘Return to Work Plan’ which will involve the implementation of observations and learnings obtained throughout the short course.
Female applicants, people with disability or individuals from traditionally marginalised groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
To be eligible candidates must:
- Be currently working in a relevant area with particular experience in the development and / or implementation of nutrition-specific and/or nutrition-sensitive programming
- Have occupied their current position for at least one year with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience
- Not be retiring or being considered for transfer for at least one year from the conclusion of the short course
- Not have attended any previous Australia Awards Fellowships or Short Course
- Demonstrate a high level of English proficiency to be able to participate in this activity by providing a letter from an employer or colleague confirming English language proficiency.
- Be committed and available to participate in each of the three major components of the short course by ensuring release from usual professional duties during the course delivery phases due to its demanding subject matter.
Selected applicants will be required to complete their negotiated ‘Return to Work Plan’ which will involve the implementation of observations and learnings obtained throughout the short course.
Women, people of diverse ethnicity, ability/disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics are all encouraged to apply.