Applying for a scholarship
Applicants are required to register through the online application portal. Applicants only need to register and create an account once; the same account can be used to apply again for a subsequent funding round.
In completing your application we require you to upload two references, and both need to be connected to the agency with whom you volunteer. You will need to upload two separate documents: an agency endorsement letter, and a reference.
As part of the application process, applicants must contact the organisation with which they volunteer to seek endorsement for their scholarship application. Endorsements should be in the form of a short letter, and include the name, role and full contact details (including email and phone number) of the person providing the statement. Endorsement letters must carry the organisation's official letterhead.
Download organisation endorsement letter template (MS Word 15KB)
As part of the application process, applicants must provide a written reference. The referee must be connected to the organisation with which the applicant volunteers. The reference need only be one page in length, however it should demonstrate the applicant's commitment to ongoing participation in an emergency or disaster management volunteer role, as well as manager-level support for study.
A strong reference will confirm the applicant's role, period of service and town/location, as well as noting previous role training and highlighting the value of further training or education to the organisation.
Units of Competency
Applicants planning to study an Advanced Diploma or Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management) do not need to list the individual Units of Competency. However, applicants must indicate a start and an end date for studies. Applicants for higher education courses and individual courses or Units of Competency must still list, where possible, each unit and its date.