Number of Places
Status
​2 Closed.
Aquatic Animal Health Training Scheme not specified Applications close 23 April 2014
National Seafood Industry Leadership Program
15
Closed. Applications for 2015 program will open in November 2014.
Australian Rural Leadership Program
 2

Applications for Course 21 of the ARLP, commencing May 2014, are now closed. Expressions of interest for the Program in 2015 are welcome. Applications close on 31 July each year for the following year's Program

TRAILblazers Program - for seasoned leaders
1
Next program 10-18 October 2014.
Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship
1
​Applications open 1st April 2014 and close 30th June 2014..
FRDC & SCRC Seafood Executive Scholarships
7
Closed
Peter Dundas-Smith Scholarship
1
Applications close 23 April 2014
Indigenous Development Scholarship
2
Applications close 23 April 2014
Emerging Leader Governance Scholarship
2
Applications close 23 April 2014
Governance Scholarship for Women
2

Applications close 23 April 2014

Improve the Board's Effectiveness ​3 In development. Information on how to apply will be provided shortly.
International Travel Bursaries
4
Applications close 23 April 2014
Visiting Expert Bursaries
2
Applications close 23 April 2014
WINSC Professional Development Scholarship
1
Closed

Bursary for Seafood Expo Global - Brussels May 2014

The Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) are providing the opportunity for two young industry leaders from the seafood industry to attend Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global at Les Parcs des Expositions, Brussels Belgium from 3-5th May 2014
 
Each Bursary will be worth $3,000. Costs above this amount will be the responsibility of the individual.
The bursaries are targeted to seafood producers, processors and traders and their employees. Government employees, consultants and other service providers are not eligible for the bursary but are welcome to join the Australian seafood industry stand and participate in the planned activities at their own expense.  The bursary is aimed at future leaders of the Australian industry (people generally under the age of 35) who have not been to SEG (or its predecessor European Seafood Expo) previously.
 
WAFIC staff and a number of Australia’s most successful seafood traders and exporters will mentor the successful candidates during the visit.
 

As a key member of the Australian seafood information booth, the successful candidates will help to coordinate and record enquiries for Australian seafood and participate in a market perceptions survey of the Australian seafood industry.

Applications [DOC] and enquiries should be addressed to Neil MacGuffie at WAFIC neil@wafic.org.au

Applications close at midnight (WA time) on Friday 14th February 2014.   

Aquatic Animal Health Training Scheme

The Aquatic Animal Health Training Scheme is jointly funded by the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the FRDC. The aim of the training scheme is to improve knowledge and skills in aquatic animal health management to support Australia’s fishing and aquaculture industry, including the aquarium sector. The total amount available for the scheme over two years is $120,000.

Funding is available on a competitive basis to support individuals to undertake short, focused training activities, within Australia or overseas. The scheme also encourages applications from organisations for alternative approaches to skills development including, but not limited to, visiting experts delivering master classes.

Eligibility

Business owners, employees or other persons directly involved in the fishing and aquaculture industry, with a specific health component in their role - farm/hatchery managers, veterinarians, pathologists, diagnosticians, researchers, educators, and persons engaged in aspects of aquatic health management.

Advice to applicants

The focus of the scheme is on up-skilling rather than basic training. It is not intended that this scheme fund degree courses.  To assist applicants, information on a range of Australian and international courses has been collected, and is available on request from the FRDC people development program manager. This list is not exhaustive, and does not claim to identify all relevant training opportunities.

While there is no cap on the amount awarded to a successful applicant, the amount of funding for an individual is likely to be in the range of $5 - $15K. The scheme will cover reasonable costs associated with attending courses or obtaining and disseminating new skills. This includes economy travel, accommodation, course fees.

Where funding is provided for visiting experts, consideration must be given to the capture of information for ongoing use. Value for money and benefit to industry will be primary considerations when assessing applications. Applications that secure financial support from other funding sources or industry will be viewed positively.

At conclusion of the award, the recipient will be expected to provide a final report to the FRDC, and provide a statement of expenses.

How to apply – important information

Applications should be submitted through your employer, or a host organisation or business, rather than by unattached individuals. If successful in their application, your employer or host organisation will enter into a Development Award Deed of Agreement with the FRDC, which will detail the terms and conditions upon which the award is being provided, and for which funds may be committed and/or expended.

Applications for Aquatic Animal Health Training Scheme should be made through the FRDC’s online application system, FishNET.

The application should be completed using the Expression of Interest template and the project title should commence with “2014 Aquatic Animal Health Training Scheme:” followed by the name of the applicant. Under ‘Methodology’ applicants should describe a detailed program of activities that will be undertaken and budget details.

Letters of support are encouraged and can be attached to your application in FishNET.

For further information on the scheme, or help with navigating the application form, contact Jo-Anne Ruscoe  jo-anne.ruscoe@frdc.com.au or telephone (02) 6285 0400.

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National Seafood Industry Leadership Program

The National Seafood Industry Leadership Program equips members of the seafood industry (all sectors and service providers) with the necessary leadership skills, networks and whole of industry perspective to help them influence the future of the Australian seafood industry  with the necessary leadership skills, networks and whole of industry perspective to help them influence the future of the Australian seafood industry.

Designed in consultation with the seafood industry, the program focuses on developing the skills of its participant’s at three key levels – personal, business and national industry. Throughout the program, participants are exposed to new and effective ways of handling conflict, improved communication techniques, high performance team building, change management and basic media training. Participants are also provided with the opportunity to forge links with industry leaders, government decision makers and other key stakeholders through mentoring opportunities, industry information sessions and participation in networking events.

The Program is funded by the FRDC and its co-sponsoring industry partners, and run through Rural Training Initiatives. The Gold Sponsor for the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program is Sydney Fish Market.

Previous program graduates have gone on to apply their skills in a wide variety of areas including regional network development, regional and state industry association boards, reference committees and effective business and workplace management.

The Program consists of three residential sessions. Participants will also be expected to undertake some out-of-session work to develop and implement projects that respond to some of the key challenges facing the Australian seafood industry.

Before applying, applicants will be required to gain support from an industry organisation, company or agency in the form of a formal nomination. This is to ensure that participants have strong links to their industry and will be best placed to contribute to its future upon completion of the program.

​Further information on the Program can be found at http://www.ruraltraininginitiatives.com.au/home/programs/seafood. Any enquiries about the National Seafood Industry Leadership program can be directed to Jill Briggs at Rural Training Initiatives: jill@ruraltraininginitiatives.com.au. Telephone 02 60357284.

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Australian Rural Leadership Program

The FRDC offers annual sponsorship for up to two members of the seafood industry to participate in the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP), which is delivered through the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

The ARLP provides a unique opportunity for selected rural and regional leaders to undertake a program of personal growth and develop the skills, knowledge and networks needed to be effective in regional, state, national and international arenas. Focusing on the development of professional and personal leadership skills, the examination of key national and international issues and interaction with leaders in government, industry and the community, the ARLP prepares leaders to:

  • develop sustainable, competitive and profitable industries, in an international context
  • develop sustainable (economic, social, environmental) communities within rural and regional Australia
  • establish strategic alliances and build strong links within and across industry sectors
  • identify the competing demands for industry, government and the community support
  • identify and analyse the strategic issues affecting the future of rural and regional Australia
  • understand the values, tactics and arguments of interest groups
  • deal confidently with industry, government and community leaders in Australia and overseas
  • participate in shaping national policies

Applications for each ARLP intake open in May for the following calendar year’s program, closing in July. Find out more and apply at  www.rural-leaders.com.au.

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TRAILBLAZERS Australian Rural Leadership Program

The FRDC offers an annual scholarship for a member of the fishing industry to participate in the TRAILblazers  program, which is delivered through the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

TRAILblazers is an eight day residential program designed specifically for established leaders. It is a high-end leadership program for leaders who have been engaged in a range of roles for a significant period of time and have worked in complex contexts. It provides an opportunity for established leaders to reflect and expand their leadership capacity in the company of like-minded peers.

It provides a structured collaborative space for leaders in one industry across the supply and value chain, or across sectors, to build new relationships and frameworks to resolve complex and dynamic issues for rural Australia. During the program, TRAILblazers participants will have had opportunities to:

  • expand their leadership frameworks, concepts and strategies for a more resilient and robust approach to handling complex issues;
  • establish new relationships and networks with other leaders across sectors and regions; and
  • develop a fresh perspective and focus for their ongoing professional development and contribution to rural Australia.

Further information and an application form is available at http://rural-leaders.com.au/programs/trail%3Cem%3Eblazers%3Cem%3E-for-seasoned-leaders.

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Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship

The FRDC offers a single annual sponsorship to help support a member of the fishing industry to participate in the prestigious Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship program.

The Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships are awarded to primary producers throughout Australia and seek to increase the practical business/industry knowledge and management skills of the scholarship winners. The scholarships give Australian citizens the opportunity to study progressive primary production practices throughout the world. They also promote a closer understanding between primary producers in the countries visited. The winner of the FRDC sponsored Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship will be provided with the opportunity to:

  • participate in a guided Global Focus Program, which includes six weeks spent in various countries throughout the world investigating marketing, trade and environmental issues, and experiencing the social and cultural aspects of each region
  • research a topic that the scholar believes will add significant value to the Australian seafood industry (this can include an individual study program in the Scholar’s nominated country or countries of choice)
  • become a member of a worldwide network of more than 1,200 Nuffield Farming Scholars, who have enjoyed the unique Nuffield experience.

As a Nuffield Scholar you will become part of a select group of innovative, free thinking people.

The FRDC’s support of the Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships provides members of the Australian wild-catch fishing and aquaculture sectors with a unique opportunity to stand back from their day-to-day operations and study a subject of particular interest to their business or industry. It also provides an opportunity to interact with some of the leaders of Australia’s agricultural industries.

For further information, and to apply, visit Nuffield Australia’s website at: http://www.nuffield.com.au.

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FRDC & Seafood CRC Seafood Executive Program Scholarships

Please note that 2014 scholarships are not yet confirmed.

The Seafood CRC and the FRDC are together offering seven partial scholarships to enable industry to take part in the 2012 Seafood Executive Program.  

The Seafood Executive program is designed for aspiring middle and senior industry players to gain insights into key consumer and retail trends, managing relationships between manufacturer and retailer, marketing and brand management and business development. These intensive week-long programs are delivered on a fully residential basis and focus on current issues within the food or meat industries, with an opportunity for the program participants to work with people from a wide range of supply chain backgrounds to solve collective problems and discuss current and future industry trends.

Further information on the Seafood Executive programs can be found at www.ifgm.com.au/learning/programs/ifgm/seafood-executive.

Each scholarship will cover approximately half the cost of program instruction, accommodation, all meals, books and supplies.  Travel to and from the program will be the responsibility of the participant.

FRDC / SCRC Seafood Executive Program Scholarship Application Form [DOC]

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Peter Dundas-Smith Scholarship

An annual scholarship is awarded by the FRDC in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by its inaugural Executive Director, Mr Peter Dundas-Smith, in his thirteen years of service, to all sectors of the Australian fishing industry.

The Peter Dundas-Smith Scholarship provides a unique opportunity for an individual to undertake a personalised and supported program to further develop their skills, knowledge and networks to make an effective contribution in their field.  The winner of the annual  Scholarship will receive up to $10,000 through a host organisation.

The award is rotated each year between the three main sectors of the Australian seafood industry. In each odd numbered year the Scholarship will be offered to an applicant from the commercial sector of the fishing industry (wild catch and/or aquaculture); and in each even numbered year, to an applicant from the recreational or indigenous fishing sectors.

The scholarship will involve a program of personalised development activities that will improve the scholarship holder’s ability to contribute as a leader in their chosen field.  Activities are not prescribed, and applicants will work with their host organisation and mentor to develop a personalised program of activities.  Activities may take the form of a project that addresses a sector need while developing the individual’s personal and professional capabilities.  The scholarship will be for a period not exceeding two years.

A host organisation will be an active partner in the scholarship, and the scholarship application is to be submitted jointly by both the host organisation and applicant. The host organisation must demonstrate a capacity to manage the scholarship and support an individual to undertake a program of activities on behalf of the FRDC. Aligning the scholarship with a host organisation maximises opportunities for professional development, and achievement of personal and industry goals. Host organisations also benefit through the identification, development and retention of individuals who demonstrate a capacity for making a difference.

A mentor will also need to be identified prior to submitting the application. Mentors may be internal or external to the host organisation, and a mentoring relationship will need to be negotiated and formalised.

For further information about the Scholarship, please contact Jo-Anne Ruscoe  jo-anne.ruscoe@frdc.com.au or telephone (02) 6285 0400.

PDS Scholarship Application Form [DOC]

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FRDC Indigenous Development Scholarship

This $10,000 scholarship is targeted to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander who seeks to help shape the social and economic future of their community and/or region through engagement with the fishing industry – fisheries management, commercial fishing, aquaculture, or traditional use of aquatic resources.
 

The Scholarship supports the recipient to undertake a personalised program to further develop the skills, knowledge and networks to be effective business, industry or community leaders within the fishing industry. The scholarship winner will undertake a program of development that may include mentoring, coaching, study or training, work placements, visits with Indigenous development organisations, State/Commonwealth fisheries management organisations, government departments, or commercial fishing /aquaculture businesses. Winners of the 2014 FRDC Indigenous Development Scholarship will receive up to $10,000 through a host organisation.

Host organisations

A scholarship host organisation will be an active partner, and the application is to be submitted jointly by the host organisation and applicant. The host organisation must demonstrate the capacity to manage the scholarship and support an identified individual to undertake a program of activities on behalf of the FRDC. Aligning the scholarship with a host organisation maximises opportunities for professional development, and achievement of personal and industry goals. Host organisations will benefit through the identification, development and retention of individuals who demonstrate capacity for making a difference; through exposure to new ideas and through strengthening organisational management, coaching and communication skills.

Scholarship program

The scholarship will involve a program of personalised development activities that will improve the scholarship holder’s ability to contribute as a leader in their chosen field. Activities are not prescribed, and applicants will work with their host organisation and mentor to develop a personalised program of activities. Activities may take the form of a project that addresses a sector need while developing the individual’s personal and professional capabilities. The scholarship will be for a period not exceeding two years.

Mentoring

A mentor will be identified prior to submitting the application. Mentors may be internal or external to the host organisation, and a mentoring relationship will be negotiated and formalised. Mentoring is a planned pairing of a more experienced person with a lesser skilled individual for the purpose of achieving mutually agreed on outcomes. It is a partnership in which both individuals share in a growth process and the personal development of one another. A mentor may provide business advice, coaching, introductions to people, feedback or other type of support.

Selection

Applications will close 23 April 2014. A selection panel will select the winner based on the information provided in the application. 

For further information contact Jo-Anne Ruscoe jo-anne.ruscoe@frdc.com.au or telephone (02) 6285 0400.

FRDC Indigenous Development Scholarship Application Form [DOC]

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FRDC Emerging Leader Governance Scholarship

An annual Emerging Leader Governance Scholarship is awarded by the FRDC. The Scholarship provides a unique opportunity for an emerging, or new, industry leader to undertake the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Company Directors' Course.

The Company Directors Course (CDC) is recognised as the definitive program for company directors in Australia. For more information about the AICD and the course visit the Company Directors Course website

The Scholarship is valued at up to $12,000 and may include course registration fees, economy travel and accommodation to attend course and directly related child care costs. The amount of the scholarship will depend on distance to travel and mode of study. The Scholarship winner will need to demonstrate that the outcomes of the course will have a direct impact on their effectiveness in an role in the Australian fishing industry. The scholarship remains valid for a period of twelve months.

The winner can choose to study in a variety of ways:

  • six consecutive days, including a weekend, in a residential format;
  • a non-residential format over 5 working days;
  • through evening or weekend tutorial classes; or
  • a correspondence program.

For further information contact Jo-Anne Ruscoe  jo-anne.ruscoe@frdc.com.au  or telephone (02) 6285 0400.

FRDC Emerging Leader Governance Scholarship Application Form [DOC]

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FRDC Governance Scholarship for Women

An annual governance scholarship is awarded by the FRDC to a female member of the Australian fishing industry.  The Scholarship provides a unique opportunity for an emerging, or new, industry leader to undertake the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Company Directors' Course.

The Company Directors Course (CDC) is recognised as the definitive program for company directors in Australia. For more information about the AICD and the course visit the Company Directors Course website.

The Scholarship is valued at up to $12,000 and may include course registration fees, economy travel and accommodation to attend course and directly related child care costs. The amount of the scholarship will depend on distance to travel and mode of study. The Scholarship winner will demonstrate that the outcomes of the course will have a direct impact on their effectiveness in an industry role. The scholarship remains valid for a period of twelve months.

The winner can choose to study in a variety of ways:

  • six consecutive days, including a weekend, in a residential format;
  • a non-residential format over 5 working days;
  • through evening or weekend tutorial classes; or
  • a correspondence program.

For further information contact Jo-Anne Ruscoe  jo-anne.ruscoe@frdc.com.au  or telephone (02) 6285 0400.

FRDC Governance Scholarship for Women Application Form [DOC]

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Improve your Board's Effectiveness

Information on how to apply will be provided shortly.

The FRDC may offer financial support through the People Development Program to assist industry boards in understanding what good governance looks like, and how good governance may be applied in an organisation's own circumstance. The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) takes the board and officers through the Company Directors Corporate Governance Framework TM http://www.companydirectors.com.au/Director-Resource-Centre/Governance-analysis-Tool

The Tool is web-enabled, allowing the directors and officers completing the assessment to do so in their own time, but with guidance and direction along the way. This is followed up with face to face review and discussion. As a result, boards are confident that they are considering the full system of governance while focusing on their own priority areas.

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FRDC International Travel Awards

The FRDC offers four annual competitive international travel awards to support individuals to undertake professional development travel. Activities may include participation in workshops, study tours and international work experience. FRDC support will be up to the value of $6 000. Applications for conference attendance to attend conferences must demonstrate significant value to the applicant and the broader industry - an associated program of activities may provide this.

Applicants will need to include a plan of proposed activities and describe planned outcomes for themsolves, and for the Australian fishing industry.

Applications should be submitted through a host organisation or business, rather than by unattached individuals. The host organisation must demonstrate the capacity to manage the award and support the applicant to undertake their proposed travel. If successful in their application, the host organisation will enter into a Development Award Deed of Agreement with the FRDC, which will detail the terms and conditions upon which the award is being provided, and for which funds may be committed and/or expended.

Applications for an International Travel Award should be made through the FRDC’s online application system, FishNET. The application should be completed using the Expression of Interest template and the project title should commence with “2014 FRDC International Travel Award:” followed by the name of the bursary applicant. Once an application has been finalised on FishNet, the FRDC’s Program Manager - People Development should be notified via email or phone (see below for contact details).

For further information contact Jo-Anne Ruscoe jo-anne.ruscoe@frdc.com.au or telephone (02) 6285 0400.

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FRDC Visiting Expert Awards

The FRDC annually offers two competitive bursaries to help support international experts to travel to Australia to engage with the local fishing industry, researchers and fisheries managers. The visiting experts will bring expertise in one or more of the FRDC research priority areas, which are described at http://www.frdc.com.au/research/RDEPlanningandPriorities/Pages/strat_priority_areas.aspx. FRDC support will be up to the value of $10,000, with any additional costs provided by industry or research partners.

The visiting experts will be hosted by an Australian industry or research host organisation, which will be the applying organisation.  Applications are invited from organisations within the fishing research community; the major fishing industry sectors (commercial, recreational and indigenous); relevant education, training and extension organisations and fisheries management agencies.

Applicants will need to submit a detailed plan for the program of activities planned for/by the visiting expert that describes the key outcomes of their visit. The application is to be submitted by the host organisation, which must demonstrate the capacity to manage the award and support the expert to undertake the described program of activities. If approved, the host organisation will enter into a Development Award Deed of Agreement with the FRDC, which will detail the terms and conditions upon which the award is being provided and for which funds may be committed and/or expended.  At conclusion of the visit, the host organisation, in association with the visiting expert, will provide a report to the FRDC.

Applications for a Visiting Expert Award should be made through the FRDC’s online application system, FishNET. The application should be completed using the Expression of Interest template and the project title should commence with “2014 FRDC Visiting Expert Award:” followed by the name of the visiting expert. Once an application has been finalised, the FRDC’s Program Manager - People Development should be notified via email or phone (see below for contact details).

For further information contact Jo-Anne Ruscoe  jo-anne.ruscoe@frdc.com.au  or telephone (02) 6285 0400.

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FRDC WINSC Professional Development Scholarship

An annual scholarship is offered by the FRDC through the Women's Industry Network, Seafood Community (WINSC). The scholarship provides a unique opportunity for a female member of WINSC to undertake a personalised professional development program. Winners of the FRDC WINSC Professional Development Scholarship will receive up to $6,000 through WINSC.

WINSC is the only national organisation in Australia that represents the women of the seafood industry. It aims to enhance the role of seafood women for the benefit of the seafood industry, and provides a unique network role in un-tapping a valuable resource of Australia. WINSC takes a practical approach to professional development of skills, by raising the profile of women involved in the seafood industry. WINSC is a not for-profit, independent, productive network.

The Award is managed by WINSC on behalf of the FRDC. For more information about WINSC and the Award, please visit the Women's Industry Network Seafood Community (WINSC) website.

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