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You must read this Australia Awards,Scholarships Policy Handbook. carefully and fully understand,its contents before signing the. Contract with the Commonwealth of, The handbook is provided to answer any questions you may. have about your scholarship Please also read the other information. in your pre departure pack and follow the instructions carefully. For further assistance please contact DFAT at australiaawardsdelivery dfat gov au. This work is copyright Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyrights Act 1968 no part may. be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from the Commonwealth Requests. and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to the Commonwealth. Copyright Administration Attorney General s Department Robert Garran Offices National Circuit. Barton ACT 2600 or posted at www ag gov au,ISBN 1 920861 77 7. Internet www dfat gov au,AUSTRALIA AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP CYCLE viii.
GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ACRONYMS 9,1 Australia Awards 13. 1 1 Australia Awards Scholarships 14, 1 2 How to use this scholarships policy handbook 14. 1 3 Management responsibilities 16,2 Applying for an Australia Awards Scholarship 18. 2 1 General eligibility 18,2 2 Eligibility criteria 18. 2 3 Country and regional profiles 20,2 4 English language requirements 20.
Pre course English language training in country 21. 2 5 Finding an appropriate course and institution 22. 2 6 Types of courses available to applicants 22, 2 7 Types of courses for which Australia Awards Scholarships are not available 25. 2 8 Application process 26,3 Fraud 28,4 Selection 29. 4 1 Selection process and criteria 29,4 2 Reintegration plans 30. 4 3 Successful and reserve applicants 30,4 4 Advising applicants of selection outcomes 31. 5 Placement 31,5 1 Request for placement and placement offers 31.
5 2 Preparation programs 33,6 Accepting the scholarship and its conditions 35. 6 1 Accepting the scholarship 35,6 2 Scholarship conditions 35. 6 3 Child protection 39,6 4 Deferring an offer 40,7 Pre departure 41. 7 1 Pre departure information 41,7 2 Family 42,8 Visas 43. 8 1 Visa requirements for awardees 43, 8 2 Visa requirements for accompanying dependent family members 43.
8 3 Visa requirements for awardees with disability 44. 8 4 Visa obligations 45, 8 5 Applying for a further student visa scholarship extension 45. 8 6 Two year exclusion rule 46,8 7 Early completion of the scholarship 47. 8 8 Post scholarship externally funded program in Australia 47. 8 9 Debt to the Commonwealth 48,9 Disability inclusive support 50. 9 1 Support for people with disability 50,9 2 Applicants with disability 50. 9 3 Principles for providing disability support for Australia Awards Scholarship awardees 51. 9 4 Assessing disability support needs 52,9 5 Reasonable adjustments and accommodations 56.
9 6 Carers 58,9 7 Reunion airfares for awardees with carers 61. 9 8 Assistive Devices and Mobility Equipment 61,9 9 Additional support to ensure success 62. 9 10 Out of Scope 64,10 Scholarship fees and entitlements 66. 10 1 Summary of scholarship costs 66,10 2 Establishment allowance 69. 10 3 Contribution to living expenses 69,10 4 Overseas Student Health Cover 71.
10 5 Visa costs 72,10 6 Conditions that apply to travel 72. 10 7 Mobilisation travel 73,10 8 Reunion airfare 74. 10 9 Completion travel 76,11 General support services 78. 11 1 Standards for support services 78,11 2 Arrival in Australia 78. 11 3 Accommodation 78,12 Academic support 81,12 1 Introductory Academic Program 81.
12 2 Supplementary academic support 81,12 3 Fieldwork 82. 12 4 Fieldtrips 84, 12 5 Work attachments placements or work experience 84. 12 6 Academic progress 85,13 Variations to the terms of enrolment 88. 13 1 Scholarship conditions and terms of enrolment 88. 13 2 Withdrawals 89,13 3 Extensions 90,13 4 Suspensions 91. 13 5 Transfers 93,13 6 Upgrades 94,13 7 Reductions 96.
13 8 Entitlement variations 97,13 9 Terminations 97. 14 Welfare Incidents 100,14 1 What is a Welfare Incident 100. 14 2 DFAT Notification and Procedure for Welfare Incidents 100. 14 3 Principles for managing welfare incidents 101. 14 4 Welfare Incident General Responsibilities 102. 14 5 Conflict Harassment and Bullying 104,14 6 Health Issues and Hospitalisations 105. 14 7 Death of an awardee s family member 107,14 8 Pregnancy 107. 14 9 Referral to Counselling Services 108,14 10 Victim of Crime Overseas 108.
14 11 Absent awardee 109,15 Critical incidents 110. 15 1 What is a critical incident 110,15 2 Role of Student Contact Officers 110. 15 3 Notification of critical incidents 111, 15 4 Principles for managing critical incidents 113. 15 5 Critical incident response and management 114. 15 6 Awardees who are victims of or charged with a crime in Australia 115. 15 7 Unexpected or emergency hospitalisation of an awardee 116. 15 8 Death of an Australia Awards Scholarship awardee 118. 16 Natural Disasters 120,16 1 Types of natural disasters 120. 16 2 Natural disasters Critical Incidents 120,16 3 Natural disasters Welfare Incidents 120.
16 4 Natural disasters in Australia 120, 16 5 Natural disasters in an awardee s home country 121. 17 Return home 123,17 1 Finalisation of studies 123. 17 2 Return home briefing 123,17 3 Final departure date 124. 17 4 Remaining in Australia after the scholarship end date 124. 17 5 Returning home due to illness or accident 125. 17 6 Awardees who are unfit to travel 128, 17 7 Finalisation and completion of a scholarship record in OASIS 129. 17 8 Requests for academic transcripts 129,18 Alumni 131.
ANNEX A 132,Introductory Academic Program 132, APPENDIX A Proformas for reunion airfare travel 134. APPENDIX B Critical incident report 136,APPENDIX C DFAT No Objection Letter 137. AUSTRALIA AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP CYCLE,PROGRAM AWARDEE ARRIVAL. PROMOTION PRE DEPARTURE,CREATION SELECTION ENROLMENT. DFAT Australia Awards Delivery Applicant Awardees Australia Awards Delivery Section Awardees. Submit application form Provide Program Areas with Arrive in Australia and undertake an. Section Program Areas Applicants learn about Australia Short listed applicants are pre departure materials. Develop policy guidelines Award Scholarships through Introductory Academic Program and. interviewed DFAT Program Areas, Establish desired program advertisement employer commence their nominated course.
Australia Awards Delivery Section Notify applicants of selection. outcomes newspaper radio media releases outcomes at host institution. provide on demand assistance to, Manage contracts with etc Program Areas for selection Arrange in country language training. stakeholders DFAT Program Areas processes learning support and or other Institutions. DFAT Program Areas assistance Assist awardees to become settled. Develop and manage scholarship Conduct in country promotion. Receive enquiries and applications Arrange awardees travel to on arrival in Australia. online systems targeting candidates in fields that Australia assist with health checks Provide an Introductory Academic. Conduct eligibility checks, Incorporate feedback from alumni align with the country s development shortlisting and liaison with the Departments of Program up to 6 weeks. into program creation objectives Arrange selection processes Immigration and Border Protection Provide awardees with assistance to. Promotional activities Institutions Check application documents on visa select appropriate subjects. Liaise with partner governments to Request placements at institutions Work with institutions on. Promote Australia Awards and Awardees accept offer requirements for awardees with. identify development objectives relevant courses, Notify institutions of awardees with disability special needs. and capacity gaps and needs Provide pre departure briefings. disability special needs,Institutions,Administer placement offers. MONITORING GRADUATION SUPPLEMENTARY COURSE,EVALUATION RETURN HOME ACTIVITIES OUTCOMES.
Awardees Awardees Awardees Awardees Institutions, Awardees participate in on course Participate in alumni activities Upon completion of studies return Participate in further education and Monitor awardee progress including. and post course surveys selection panels and pre departure to home country for at least 2 years professional development activities formal surveys. DFAT Program Areas briefings for new awardees Identify and address any issues that. Conduct tracer studies to measure Act as ambassadors to promote DFAT Program Areas may affect awardees ability to. Australia Awards Delivery Section complete their nominated course. effectiveness of scholarships Australia in the wider community Establish contact with new returnees. Provide supplementary education Notify Australia Awards Delivery. including linkage and leadership and provide reintegration assistance. DFAT Program Areas and professional development Section of any awardee welfare or. outcomes Provide access to the Australia, Provide professional assistance to activities to a select group of critical incidents that may affect an. Australia Awards Delivery Section Awards Alumni Network AAAN. awardees awardee s capacity to successfully, Conduct reviews and evaluations as alumni Assist partner organisations in. determined by DFAT policy Australia Awards Delivery Section implementing reintegration plans complete their scholarship. Provide funding for Alumni activities Institutions Administer variations to the. where possible, Provide support services as part of scholarship with approval from. Monitoring and evaluation at all Provide support to DFAT posts on. their international student program Program Areas and Australia Awards. stages of the cycle feed into program alumni engagement Institutions. Arrange awardees return travel Delivery Section,design selection and appointment.
Notify Program Areas of awardees Provide for academic and welfare. and provides the basis for reporting to departure dates support needs of awardees including. the Minister and Parliament Provide advice and assistance on disability special needs. reintegration in home country DFAT Program Areas,Authorise variations. GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND ACRONYMS, Academic year Australia s academic year is the same as the calendar year Academic dates. for Australian universities can be found on their websites. Alumni Alumni are defined as Australia Award Scholarship or Australian Centre for. International Agricultural Research award recipients who have successfully. completed their scholarship and returned home, Applicant A person who has applied for but has not yet received a DFAT funded. scholarship, Arrival date The day on which an awardee arrives in Australia at the commencement of. their scholarship and registers their arrival with their institution. Articulating course A course of study which progresses to another course of study at a higher. qualification level Also known as a package program e g Masters. articulating to a PhD, Assistive The full range of technological solutions that allow people with disability to.
technology be more independent more connected and provide opportunities for them. to realise their potential as active members of their chosen place of study. and communities, Awardee A person in receipt of a DFAT funded scholarship. Carer Someone who provides personal care support and assistance to an awardee. with disability, Contribution to A fortnightly payment to awardees during the scholarship at a rate. living expenses determined by DFAT, CRICOS The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas. Deferral Where an awardee delays the commencement date of their scholarship until. later in the year, Dependant A dependant is defined as a person who is dependent on another person if. at the time of application the first person has been wholly or substantially. reliant on the other person for financial support to meet their basic needs. Additionally a dependant is a child or stepchild who has not turned 18 years. of age If aged 18 years or over a dependent child must not have a partner or. be engaged to be married,DFAT Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Page 9 of 137, Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook January 2019. A applicant awardee P Program Area I institution S Australia Awards Delivery Section. Disability Support A consultant contracted by Australia Awards Delivery Section to ensure in. Consultant Australia disability inclusive support is provided to awardees with disability. Disability Support The form where an awardee with disability outlines what support they. Statement Form believe is required to ensure their equal participation in Australia This form. is analysed by the Disability Support Consultant and allows the Disability. Support Consultant to develop the Disability Support Agreement with the. awardee with disability institution and program area. Disability Support DSAs outline reasonable accommodations funded by DFAT All DSAs are. Agreement developed in consultation with an awardee with disability institutions and. program areas, Establishment A one off allowance paid to each new awardee when they commence their. allowance scholarship to contribute to their start up costs. Extension Any increase in the length of an Australia Awards Scholarship. Australia Awards Delivery SectionDFAT Australia Awards Delivery Section amp Program Areas Develop policy amp guidelines Establish desired program outcomes at host institution stakeholders Develop and manage scholarship online systems Incorporate feedback from alumni into program creation

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