The fourth application round under the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Practitioner Scholarships Program opened on Saturday 16 November 2013 and will close at 5pm, AEDT on Wednesday 11 December 2013. Approximately 50 scholarships are available in Round 4 for individuals interested in undertaking an approved course of study in adult LLN, in 2014.
The Program seeks to assist in addressing skill shortages in the adult LLN field in Australia by increasing the number of qualified LLN practitioners, particularly in regional areas.
The Program provides a scholarship of up to $5,250 to successful applicants to support them in undertaking approved study toward an adult LLN practitioner qualification commencing in the academic year following the application round.
The Program is targeted at:
- new entrants (individuals with no prior qualifications as teachers or trainers) who wish to gain an adult LLN qualification and work in the field
- vocational trainers wishing to gain an adult LLN specialisation and work in the field and
- individuals with prior relevant training (eg generalist teachers) wishing to add an adult LLN specialisation with the intention of working in the field
Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply.