Leadership Capacity Building Opportunities

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

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

1. Training Rural Australians in Leadership (TRAIL)

This eight day residential leadership 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.

TRAIL Information Brochure PDF icon JPEG 710 KB

Applications for 2015 are closed. Applications for 2016 will open in February 2016.


2. Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP)

This is a Program 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 54 days residential, delivered in 6 sessions over 15 months.

Application for 2015 are closed and will re-open in October 2016

3. Torres Strait Young Leaders Program (TSYLP)

Applications are now open for 2017 and will close on Thursday 23rd of February 2017.

TSYLP 2017 - ApplicationThis content is in word document form 81 KB
TSYLP 2017 Advertisement   PDF icon JPEG 658 KB


4. Assistance with Tertiary Education Scheme (ATES) Scholarships

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 Scholarship Information Brochure PDF icon JPEG 1.4 MB

Applications for 2016 are now open and will close on Friday 5 February 2016 – Please find attached updated ATES Documents to be uploaded.

ATES 2016 Advertisement PDF icon JPEG 59 KB
ATES 2016 Application Form This content is in word document form 45 KB


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

Visit the OXFAM website for information on Straight Talk.


6. Torres Strait Women's Leadership Scheme (TSWLS)

The TSRA is offering eight places per year on this leadership course which will be run by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.  The TSWLS has been designed by the ARLF and the TSRA specifically for Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal women in the Torres Strait Region.  The course will run over three modules, each of 2-3 days and includes one module in Canberra.


Applications are now closed and will open in April 2016.

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