Albury City Leadership and Resilience Scholarship

Charles Sturt and Albury City

AlburyCity Council, in partnership with Charles Sturt University are offering local community members and groups a first-of-its-kind scholarship opportunity.

This scholarship is a commitment by AlburyCity to drive capacity, leadership and growth in the region by supporting residents, particularly those involved in the community, to broaden their knowledge and skill sets

Communities need passionate, capable leaders who can develop strong connections and drive positive change. Building resilient communities that can survive, recover and thrive in times of disruption has never been so important/relevant as a result of COVID, drought and bushfires.

The scholarship includes two short micro-credentials through Charles Sturt; Leading Change and Building Community Resilience.

Please note that the 2022 applications are now closed.

Leading Change
7 March 2022
Approximately 40 hours
Building Community Resilience
27 June 2022
Approximately 40 hours
Gain an introduction to the integrated approach to management of the change process, including the determination of strategic change requirements and opportunities. You'll have the opportunity to develop, implement and evaluate various change management strategies. This subject introduces students to the range of community processes and their implications for community resilience. It investigates and evaluates ways in which innovative and inclusive approaches to supporting and building community resilience can be implemented and considers implications for students’ professional practice.

How you'll learn

  • Approximately 40 hours per subject.
  • This includes a two-day face-to-face workshop and online learning.
  • Though these subjects are at a tertiary level, no prior study is required.

Complement your online learning with the two-day face-to-face workshop. This is a valuable opportunity to create a support network and connect with like-minded peers. You’ll also engage with your subject coordinator to dive deep into the topics, get all your questions answered and see how to apply your learning in the real world.

As Australia’s most experienced online uni, we know what it takes to study online and will provide all the support and guidance you’ll need to succeed. The workshop offers a valuable opportunity to interact and network with peers while being guided by your subject coordinator.

Who should apply?

This scholarship is ideal if you:

  • work in a community related organisation
  • are involved in community groups and activities
  • want to gain knowledge and skills to have impact in your community
  • work closely with the community in a service capacity, including human services, health, disability or education
  • are a volunteer
  • are an emerging leader (including youth)
  • are an emergency service worker
  • work in a small or medium enterprise or are an entrepreneur.

Previous Student, Danielle, who gives her testimonial.“I am really enjoying the learning, particularly the opportunity to apply it into real-world context and use the teachings to reflect on current practices in my workplace and how to improve them for the future. I feel it is instantly beneficial to my employer and to my personal professional development. There have been many instances where I have implemented what I have learnt into the operations of the business”.
Danielle, Centre Manager for Country Universities Centre Far West 

Eligibility criteria

To participate you must reside in the Albury City LGA and provide supporting documentation, such as a utility bill.

You’ll also be considered if you:

  • live outside the LGA but work in Albury or
  • live outside the LGA but are involved in a community group that is based in Albury.
    (In both cases, supporting documentation must be provided).

Application dates

The 2022 applications are now closed.

All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application on 16 February 2022 (approximately 3 weeks prior to the commencement of the first subject).

Further information

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Further study

Completion of these two micro-credentials earns you credit (4pts) towards the Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership and Resilience (32pts). To find out more about opportunities to develop your skill set, particularly focused on building community, relationships and capable leaders, explore micro-credentials at Charles Sturt.