Scholarships for emergency management volunteers


Wednesday, 10 May, 2017


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The federal government is establishing an emergency management volunteer scholarship program to assist volunteers with the work they do.

Across Australia, there are more than six million volunteers who give up their time every year to help their communities.

The fund will boost education development opportunities to ensure these volunteers and their agencies are best equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters.

Eligible volunteers can receive financial support to access accredited vocational and higher education qualifications in emergency and disaster management fields.

They will receive up to $12,000 for completing vocational education and training and up to $25,000 for higher education.

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) will administer the new scholarship,  which will commence on 1 June 2017, on behalf of the government.

For more information on the application process, visit www.aidr.org.au.

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