Scholarships for council executive and senior management
The Victorian Government has launched a second round of scholarships aimed at helping local government staff to prepare for the impact of climate change on council services.
Following the success of the 40 scholarships offered last year, Minister for Climate Change Lisa Neville and Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins have announced 32 new scholarships to help council staff undertake a service delivery training course.
Local governments are at the forefront of delivering services to the Victorian community, and climate change impacts on their services, including health, planning, emergency management, roads, and infrastructure.
The course will help council staff improve efficiencies throughout their organisation and provide a whole-of-council approach to incorporating an understanding of climate change in their delivery of services to the community.
DELWP will again fund up to 55 per cent of the cost of the course ($1,200). The normal cost is $2,250 per person.
The second round of scholarships are being offered due to high demand from councils and the success of the course in helping staff improve efficiencies and provide a whole-of-council approach to incorporating an understanding of climate change in their service delivery.
Further information on the course (and a short testimonial video from the first courses) is at http://www.climatechange.vic.gov.au/action/education-training-and-research
The course is usually offered through the Sydney campus but is being offered in Victoria on 3-5 May 2016 and 17-19 May 2016 (see below for details). There are three days of onsite formal training in addition to up to two days of online pre-course work and reading.
Who can apply for scholarships?
Executive and senior management of Victorian councils.
How do you apply for scholarships?
Please send an email expressing your interest to Narelle Martin at email@example.com
Once your email is received, you will receive a confirmation email with an application form and further details about the course.
Through consultation with councils, the department has identified that the demand and need for this training is greatest in rural and regional areas, and will therefore prioritise scholarships accordingly.
Assessment of applications will be an ongoing rolling process during the application period and it is therefore recommended that you get your applications in early.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application within two weeks of receipt of the application.
Applications must be received by 7 April
Dates and locations:
- 3 May 2016 – 5 May 2016 - Melbourne
- 17 May 2016 - 19 May 2016 - Wangaratta