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Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health and Leadership Opportunities

Applications have now closed for the 2019 Growing Potential Indigenous Scholarship in the field of NDIS Business Development.

November, 2018: Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and video interviews will take place.

December 2018: The 2019 finalist will be confirmed and contacted.

March 2019: Finalist announced with a Scholarship Ceremony at UNE.

July 2019 (Trimester 2): Scholarship recipient commences the course.

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

The Scholarship gives Indigenous people the formal skills by way of a Graduate Certificate through the University of New England to lead teams to provide disability and NDIS support in their community.

Growing Potential is committed to empowering our Indigenous peoples in all areas of their lives. We provide a range of our integrated services that offer community support and health services for children, families and the community which are run by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our non-Indigenous services are also committed to embedding Aboriginal perspectives into our programs.

This commitment to our culture is what grew the idea to provide an educational scholarship for Indigenous peoples to build their skills within the disability sector, enabling them to provide culturally appropriate NDIS services to close the gap in health and wellbeing outcomes for their community.

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2018 Scholarship recipient, Carroll Towney of Galambila Aboriginal Health Service accepting her scholarship at UNE.

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About the UNE Graduate Certificate in NDIS Business Development

The implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a major social change in Australia. The University of New England (UNE), has developed a specialist program in consultation with well-established disability organisations to help students navigate the legal and business frameworks to deliver client-focused services. UNE is the first university in Australia to offer this qualification and is proud to be at the forefront of disability reform.

The Graduate Certificate in NDIS Business Development will equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to effectively identify, analyse and resolve management issues through a program of study to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the issues affecting the disability sector.

At the end of the program of study, students will have a sound grasp of the legislative frameworks underpinning the NDIS.

View the course details on the UNE website

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