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

1. Training Rural Australians in Leadership (TRAIL) - applications closed

The TSRA sponsors three Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal residents of the Torres Strait region, including the Northern Peninsula Area communities of Bamaga and Seisia to participate in the annual TRAIL program.

The TRAIL program is delivered 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 all program and accommodation costs for participants, as well as return travel to Canberra from your community.

2022 TRAIL Application Form

Applications for the 2022 TRAIL program close 31 December 2021.

Please call the TSRA on 07 4069 0700 or email gnlteammbx@tsra.gov.au for further information on the TRAIL program.


2. Australian Rural Leadership Program - applications closed

The Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) is a 15-month program which takes place over five sessions, across Australia. The TSRA is calling for applications from Indigenous leaders in the Torres Strait region to fill one sponsored position on ARLP Course 29.

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

The ARLP is offered by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and targets leaders from rural Australia who are committed to extending their knowledge, understanding and capabilities in order to be more effective and influential. The program comprises 50 days residential training, delivered in 4 sessions over 15 months. ARLP Course 29 commences in June 2022.

Applications close 10 October 2021.

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Please call the TSRA on 07 4069 0700 or email gnlteammbx@tsra.gov.au for further information on the ARLP.

3. Torres Strait Young Leaders Program (TSYLP) - applications closed

The TSYLP is a program for young and aspiring leaders between the ages of 18-30, living in the Torres Strait region (including the communities of Bamaga and Seisia) who would like to develop their leadership skills, improve their communication and interpersonal skills and develop their self-awareness through working with others.

The TSRA will sponsor up to ten young leaders to participate in the TSYLP in 2021. Sponsorship covers a seven-day, all-inclusive residential course in North Queensland and return travel from your community.

Applications close 5pm Friday 26 March 2021.

2021 TSYLP Application Form

Please call the TSRA on 07 4069 0700 or email gnlteammbx@tsra.gov.au for further information on the TSYLP.


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

The TSRA’s Assistance with Tertiary Education Scheme (ATES) provides scholarships up to $6,000* per annum ($3,000* per semester) to Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal residents of the Torres Strait region (including Bamaga and Seisia in the Northern Peninsula Area of Cape York), who are undertaking study to complete their first bachelor’s degree.

People of any age may apply, during any year of their first undergraduate qualification, provided they are studying full-time at a Table A University. Eligible study modes include on university campus, externally, or via mixed-mode.

*Scholarship payment amounts are made on a pro-rata basis depending on a recipient’s enrolment type.

The ATES Scholarship Program Guidelines and ATES Frequently Asked Questions provide further information on eligibility and the application process.

ATES Guidelines

ATES Application form

ATES FAQ's

Applications close on 31 January 2022.

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) - applications closed

Visit the OXFAM website for information on Straight Talk.


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

The TSRA offers up to ten places per year on this leadership course which is delivered 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.