Up to fifteen emerging and middle management executives who are representatives of government, non-government and private sector organisations with existing responsibility for formulating and implementing tourism strategies and associated programs in Sri Lanka, will be selected as participants of the Australia Awards Short Course.
Selected applicants will be required to complete a negotiated ‘Return to Work’ plan, which will involve the implementation of observations and learnings obtained during the short course in Australia.
General Eligibility Criteria:
- be a Sri Lankan citizen and currently reside in Sri Lanka
- not have applied for or hold permanent residency in Australia or New Zealand
- satisfy Australian Government requirements for entry to Australia
- obtain the necessary study and travel approvals from their employer
- be able to provide attested documents for processing a visa application to enter Australia for the duration of the Short Course
- meet the specific eligibility criteria specified for this short course and adhere to the application process detailed in this document
- complete a Return to Work plan with their supervisor.
Specific Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible, candidates must:
- be currently working in a relevant area in the tourism sector and possess industry experience or experience in developing and implementing tourism programs or projects
- be representatives from the public sector responsible for program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the tourism sector; or be representatives of the private sector demonstrating experience in tourism development
- be employed at 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 a transfer for at least one year from the conclusion of the Short Course
- not have participated in an Australia Awards Fellowship or Short Course previously
- have access to the internet and be computer literate
- be assessed by the Australian education provider as having an adequate level of English to be able to participate in this course (approximately equivalent to IELTS 5.5)
- be committed and available to participate in each of the three major components of the training course listed above.
Women, people with disability and individuals from traditionally-marginalised groups are encouraged to apply.