New Scholarship Scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people involved in post-separation service delivery.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Attorney-General’s Department has commissioned FRSA to administer another scholarship program for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds. The scholarship program covers the cost of completing eligible courses in post-separation service delivery. This email is to let you know that the first round, for courses that commence in the second half of 2015, is now open.


A second round will be conducted in November/December 2015 for courses that commence in 2016.


I invite you to consider either your own eligibility for applying for the scholarship and/or encourage others within your workplace and broader networks to consider their eligibility for applying.  The attached Information Booklet will provide you with all the information you need to assess eligibility.  I also attach the Application Form you are required to complete as part of the application process.  Given the form needs to be completed by three parties:  1) the applicant (ii) the nominating organisation  and (iii) the Registered Training Organisation it is provided in a format that can be partially completed in an electronic format, saved and sent on for others to complete.


Completed Application Forms should be submitted to: by 12 May 2015.


Applicants will be required to obtain the support of a nominating organisation (funded by the Attorney-General’s Department to deliver post-separation services) as well as the endorsement of a registered training organisation. Applications will only be accepted for eligible courses namely:

  • Certificate IV in Community Development (CHC40808)
  • Certificate IV in Community Services Work (CHC40708)
  • Certificate IV in Community Services Work (Information, Advice, Referral) (CHC42512)
  • Certificate IV in Mediation (CHC42312)
  • Certificate IV in Telephone Counselling Skills and Diploma of Family Intake and Support work (CHC42212)
  • Diploma in Community Development (CHC50708)
  • Diploma of Counselling (CHC51712)
  • Diploma of Family Intake and Support Work (CHC51812)
  • Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (CHC80308)
  • Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling (CHC80208)

More detail relating to these courses is available on the FRSA website in a standard format.  This can be accessed via the following link.


If you have any queries please email or phone Rose Beynon on 02 6162 1811.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Legal, Mediation/Family Dispute Resolution, Support Services
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