Overseas Training Bids for all Public Servants for 2024 Australian Government Scholarships and information on the United Kingdom Commonwealth and Chevening Scholarships are now open.
The Australian Awards Scholarships application date opens on February 1st and closes on May 1st, 2023. Interested applicants for the UK Commonwealth and Chevening Scholarships must visit the website early around August and September of 2023 to prepare well for the 2024/2025 application process which will close in early November 2023.
Department of Personnel Management who is the nominating agency has released this information at the end of 2022 through Circular Instruction No. 21 of 2022, dated 19th December, 2022, to all Departmental Heads, Provincial Administrators, all Heads of Public Funded Authorities and Public Servants informing them of the Overseas Training Bid Announcement for 2024.
All Training Bids for public servants will go through the DPM for analysis and consideration in line with the General Order 6 requirements against each Agency’s Learning & Development (L&D) Plans. Secretary Ms Taies Sansan said, agencies that have expired or have L&D Plans must submit a request through her office for assistance for Capacity Needs Analysis (CAN) to be conducted.
Secretary Sansan said, in submitting Training Bids, HR Managers are advised to strictly comply with the requirements or failure to do so will lessen the chances of applicants securing a scholarship.
“All staff training bids must be thoroughly screened by Agency Training Committees and subsequently endorsed by the Agency Head or a delegated Deputy/Nominee, evidence through a formal accompanying letter to DPM”.