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Short course training opportunity in Energy Security

Here’s your opportunity to gain exposure in Australia and increase your skills as a professional in the Energy Security sector.

Australia Awards in South and West Asia is calling for applications from eligible individuals currently employed in Bangladesh’s Energy Security sector to participate in the upcoming short course award.

Applicants representing government, non-government and private sector organisations directly linked with energy security are encouraged to apply.

Applications open 8 June 2018 and close on 8 July 2018

Applicants will be assessed based on:

  • professional experience, including current duties and responsibilities
  • responses to questions in the online application
  • prior degrees/ qualifications
  • English language proficiency

General Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, candidates must meet the following general criteria:

  • be a Bangladeshi citizen and currently residing in the country of citizenship
  • not have applied for or hold permanent residency in Australia or New Zealand
  • satisfy Australian Government requirements for entry to Australia and be able to provide attested documents for processing a visa application to enter Australia for the duration of the Short Course
  • obtain the necessary study and travel approvals from their employer
  • meet the eligibility criteria specified below for this Short Course and adhere to the application process
  • complete a Return to Work Plan (RWP) with their workplace supervisor
  • be available to participate in this Short Course for the entire duration in accordance with the dates and in the locations set out in the Recruitment Summary.

Specific Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants who have the potential to apply the knowledge and experience gained through participation on their return to Bangladesh are encouraged to apply. Selected applicants will be required to complete their negotiated Return to Work Plan (RWP), which will involve the implementation of observations and learnings obtained during this Short Course in Australia.

To be eligible, candidates must meet the following course-specific criteria:

  • be currently working in a relevant area with particular experience in energy security activities, including but not limited to, supply and infrastructure developments, power supply markets (eg. hydro, nuclear, LNG, coal, renewables), standards and efficiency, investment and cross-border energy trade negotiations. It is anticipated that representatives from this target sector will be decision-makers who have specific responsibilities in one or more of the following areas: program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; policy making; regulation and management
  • have occupied their current position for at least one year with a minimum of two years of relevant work experience
  • are not planning on retiring or being considered for transfer for at least one year from the conclusion of this short course
  • not have attended any previous Australia Awards Fellowships or Short Course Awards
  • have access to the internet and be computer literate
  • be assessed as having high-level English language proficiency as detailed in the Recruitment Summary
  • be committed and available to participate in each of the three major components of this short course, being:
    • Component 1 online (14–16 August, 2018)
    • Component 2 in-Australia training (10-28 September, 2018), and
    • Component 3 3-day Post-course workshop in Dhaka (3-7 February, 2019).

For more information regarding this short course and the selection criteria, please refer to the Recruitment Summary.

Females, people from ethnic and traditionally marginalised groups, and people with a disability – who are working in the area of international trade – are encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

All applicants will need to complete their applications online at: and complete the upload of required documentation by 8 July 2018. Only complete applications submitted online will be considered.