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: [email protected] 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 [email protected] or phone Rose Beynon on 02 6162 1811.


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