General Eligibility Criteria
- Be a citizen of Sri Lanka and currently residing in their country of citizenship.
- 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 confirmation of full vaccination 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 above.
- Be committed and available to participate in each of the three major elements of the Short Course by ensuring release from usual professional duties during the course delivery phases due to its demanding subject matter
- Be able to commit to completing a Return to Work Plan (RWP) with their supervisor
- Meet the course ‘specific eligibility criteria’ below for this Short Course and adhere to the application process.
- Have access to the internet and be computer literate.
Specific eligibility criteria
To be eligible, applicants must also:
- Be mid-level officials/practitioners working in the following areas (but not limited to):
- Department of Commerce
- Chambers of Commerce
- Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Sri Lanka Customs
- The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka
- MSME practitioners.
- Demonstrate a strong commitment to contributing the skills and knowledge gained during the Short Course within and across Participants’ organisations to support whole of government connectivity.
- 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.
- Willing to participate in a virtual ‘community of practice’ with other Participants and the course Provider to maintain connections made during the course.
- Have occupied their current position for at least 12 months and/or have a minimum of two years relevant work experience. Nominees should not be planning/scheduled for retirement for at least two years following completion of the course.
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.