Short Course on Inclusive Education in Practice

Applications for this Short Course are now open

Applications will close 28 February 2019

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Applications are now open for the Australia Awards Short Course on Inclusive Education in Practice (Delivery 3). Funded by the Australian Government, the Short Course is a part of the continued support provided to the Government of Nepal’s vision to mainstream inclusive education practices, supported by policies and systems that promote equitable access to education services in Nepal.

The application deadline for the Short Course is 28 February 2019. Eligible candidates and inclusive education practitioners from Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs), Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and other organisations/schools/universities working with students and people with disability are highly encouraged to apply.

Please read and ensure you understand the below eligibility and selection criteria prior to applying

Recipients will also be from selected Government of Nepal departments, nominated directly by their employers. The below eligibility criteria does not apply to these applicants.

General Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this Short Course you must:

  • be a Nepali citizen and currently reside in Nepal
  • satisfy Australian Government requirements for entry into Australia
  • be able to provide attested documents for processing a visa application to enter Australia for the duration of the Short Course
  • be currently working in a relevant area
  • have not applied for or hold permanent residency in Australia or New Zealand
  • have not participated in an Australia Awards Fellowships or Short Course previously.

At least 50% of the selected recipients will be either women, people from traditionally-marginalised groups, people with disability or their parents.

Specific Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants who have the potential to apply the knowledge and experience gained through Short Course participation on their return to Nepal are encouraged to apply. Selected applicants will be required to complete their negotiated ‘Return to Work’ Plan, which will involve the implementation of observations and learnings obtained during the Short Course.

Female applicants, people with disability, or parents of people with disability – especially those who are working in the relevant area or are from traditionally-marginalised groups – are encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • be currently working in an area of relevance to the course
  • have at least three years of work experience in the field of disability
  • fulfil one of these criteria:
    – be a member of staff and/or an executive board member (from DPOs/NGOs/schools) working in education/training for people with disability; or
    – be a member of staff and/or a board member with substantial experience working with people with disability who play a significant role in transferring knowledge and skills through teaching and training with parents and families; or
    – be a member of staff and/or a board member or advisor responsible for working closely with the Ministry of Education / Department of Education systems and in close coordination/ collaboration with DPOs working in the disability sector; or
    – be a member of staff and/or a board member who is a person with disability who works with parents and families of people with disability; or
    – be a member of staff at a registered private school that is a member of the Private and Boarding Schools’ Organization, Nepal (PABSON); or
    – be a member of staff at a DPO/NGO that is registered with the Social Welfare Council (SWC) and be operating legally in Nepal.
  • have access to the internet and be computer literate
  • be assessed as having an adequate level of English to be able to participate in this course
  • commit to actively participate in the online component (25-29 March 2019); the in-Australia training (29 April – 10 May 2019); and the in-Nepal training and workshop (12 – 14 August 2019).

Female applicants, people from traditionally marginalised groups, people with disability or the parents of people with disability are encouraged to apply.

Selection Process:

  • All interested applicants will need to complete their applications online through the Australia Awards – South and West Asia Short Course application portal here: by 28 February 2019
  • The Australian Embassy, Nepal will only review applications made through the Australia Awards – South and West Asia application portal
  • The Australian Embassy, Nepal will select 10 applicants for the Short Course
  • The Australian Embassy Nepal will notify the final selected participants by 15 March 2019

The complete Selection Criteria is available here.

To apply for the Short Course, applicants must follow the below procedure.

  • Register on to access the online application
  • Select ‘Inclusive Education in Practice’ from the drop-down menu as the Short Course option
  • All applications should be completed and submitted online. No paper applications will be accepted
  • All required supporting documents need to be uploaded at the time of submission
  • Only complete applications submitted by Thursday, 28 February 2019 will be considered for assessment
  • For more information call 014002614 or email