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)- open for applications!
    3. Torres Strait Young Leaders Program (TSYLP) - closed
    4. Assistance with Tertiary Education Scheme (ATES) - closed
    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) - 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 TSRA sponsorship covers the nine day, fully residential all-inclusive course for a cost of $9,900 and return travel from your community.

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.

Download the Application Form for the TSRA sponsored place on TRAIL 2018  

Download the TRAIL 2018 Poster

TRAIL now is closed and will reopen for applications in 2019


2. Australian Rural Leadership Program - open for applications

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 open: Monday 1 July 2019
  • Applications close: Monday 30 August 2019
  • Interview conducted between: 23 October- 8 November 2019

ARLP COURSE 27 APPLICATION FORM PDF icon JPEG 1 MB

3. Torres Strait Young Leaders Program (TSYLP) open

The TSRA is calling for applications from Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people in the Torres Strait or Northern Peninsula Area to fill five sponsored positions on the Torres Strait Young Leaders Program (TSYLP) 2018.  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.

TSYLP Poster 2019 PDF icon JPEG 583 KB

TSYLP Application Form 2019 PDF icon JPEG 245 KB


4. Assistance with Tertiary Education Scheme (ATES) Scholarships - closed

A number of scholarships are offered to ATSI residents of the Torres Strait undertaking full time on-site university undergraduate study.  Applications are called for in November/December each year via advertisements in the Torres News, with the application period closing on the 2nd Friday the following January.

ATES Information Brochure PDF icon JPEG 325 KB

ATES Scholarship Application Form PDF PDF icon JPEG 1.2 MB


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 2018 are now closed and will reopen in 2020