Leadership Capacity Building Opportunities

Opportunities

Leadership Capacity Building Opportunities for Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal Residents of the Region

    1. Training Rural Australians in Leadership (TRAIL) - closed
    2. Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) - closed
    3. Torres Strait Young Leaders Program (TSYLP) - closed
    4. Assistance with Tertiary Education Scheme (ATES) - now open!
    5. OXFAM Indigenous Leadership Program for Women (Straight Talk)
    6. Torres Strait Women's Leadership Programme (TSWLP) - closed

1. Training Rural Australians in Leadership (TRAIL) - applications for TRAIL 2020 are now closed

Applications are now open for three TSRA sponsored places on the TRAIL program for Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal residents of the Torres Strait region and the Northern Peninsula Area communities of Bamaga and Seisia.

The TRAIL program is offered by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and focuses on developing the skills, attributes and knowledge for emerging leaders to engage their organisations, communities and industry in proactive solutions to long term issues in rural Australia.

The TSRA sponsorship covers the eight day, all-inclusive residential course in Canberra and return travel from your community.

Download the Application Form for the TSRA sponsored place on TRAIL 2020  

Download the TRAIL 2020 Poster


2. Australian Rural Leadership Program - closed, will reopen for applications in July 2020

The Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) is a 15-month program which takes place over five sessions, across Australia and Indonesia. TSRA is calling for applications from Indigenous leaders in the Torres Strait region to fill one sponsored position on ARLP Course 27.

Indigenous people currently in leadership roles or coming in to a leadership role are strongly encouraged to apply.

The TSRA sponsorship provides the opportunity to join over 30 diverse leaders from across rural, regional and remote Australia, on a series of unique experiences to develop their leadership capabilities.

The TSRA sponsorship is valued at $55,000 with the successful applicant contributing $5,500 towards program costs and for lifetime membership of the Network of Fellows.

The ARLP is offered by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and targets leaders from, or working for, rural Australian who are committed to extending their knowledge, understanding and capabilities in order to be more effective and influential. The Program comprises 50 days residential, delivered in 6 sessions over 15 months.

Applications are now open. You will need to complete the application form online and upload a video to support your application (optional).

For information about what to include in your video, see Upload your video

Key dates include: 

  • Applications will open: July 2020

(Example only - ARLP COURSE 27 APPLICATION FORM PDF icon JPEG 1 MB

3. Torres Strait Young Leaders Program (TSYLP) - applications for the 2020 program are now closed

The TSRA is calling for applications from Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people living in the Torres Strait or Northern Peninsula Area communities of Bamaga and Seisia to participate in the Torres Strait Young Leaders Program (TSYLP) 2020.

The TSYLP is a program for young and passionate leaders between the ages of 18-30 who are of Torres Strait or Aboriginal decent living in the Torres Strait region who are willing to learn about leadership, themselves and interact with other people.

The TSRA sponsorship covers the nine day, all-inclusive residential course in Canberra and return travel from your community.

TSYLP Poster 2020 PDF icon JPEG

TSYLP Application Form 2020 PDF icon JPEG


4. Assistance with Tertiary Education Scheme (ATES) Scholarships - open for applications!

TSRA’s Assistance with Tertiary Education Scheme (ATES) provides scholarships of up to $6000 per annum ($3000 per semester) to Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal residents of the region (including Bamaga and Seisia) to support them to move from the region to complete their first bachelor’s degree at a recognised tertiary institution.

People of any age may apply, at any time during the completion of their first undergraduate qualification, provided that they are studying full-time on campus.

The guidelines for the ATES Scholarship Program in 2020 provide further information on eligibility and the application process for potential applicants

ATES Guidelines PDF icon JPEG 76 KB

You can download an application form at the attached link.

ATES Scholarship 2020 Application Form PDF PDF icon JPEG 84 KB

Applications close at 5pm (AEST) on Friday, 31 January 2020.

Please call the TSRA on 07 4069 0700 or email info@tsra.gov.au for further information on the ATES Scholarship Program.


5. OXFAM Indigenous Leadership Program for Women (Straight Talk)

Visit the OXFAM website for information on Straight Talk.


6. Torres Strait Women's Leadership Progamme (TSWLP) - closed

The TSRA is offering ten places per year on this leadership course which will be run by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

The TSWLP has been designed by the ARLF and the TSRA specifically for Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal women in the Torres Strait Region.

The course runs over three modules, of 2-3 days each, including one module in Canberra.

TSWLP 2018 Application Form 165 KB

TSWLP 2018 Poster 1.8 MB

Applications for 2019 are now closed and will reopen in 2020