The Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Practitioner Scholarships 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 enter the field
vocational trainers wishing to gain an adult LLN specialisation and enter the field
individuals with prior relevant training (eg generalist teachers) wishing to ‘up-skill’ into an adult LLN specialisation with the intention of entering the field.
Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply.
Suitable qualifications must be accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF); must include a specialisation in adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy practice; and may be delivered by either the higher education or vocational education and training sector.
Scholarships will be distributed, to the extent that the spread of applications allows, across states and territories, and in metropolitan, regional/rural and remote areas.
The Department will not be undertaking an LLN Practitioner Scholarship application round in 2012. The Program was established to provide up to 50 scholarships per year. Due to the overwhelming interest in the first three years of the Program, 255 scholarships have been awarded to date with many students still undertaking studies towards their adult LLN qualifications. The Department will continue to support current scholarship holders. Please continue to monitor this website for further information about the Program.
The LLN Practitioner Scholarships Program Guidelines set out the requirements for the delivery of LLN Practitioner Scholarships Program.
These Guidelines replace all previous versions of LLN Practitioner Scholarships Program Guidelines. The Guidelines form part of the Program’s Scholarship Agreement. Where the Scholarship Agreement is inconsistent with the Guidelines, the Scholarship Agreement takes priority over the Guidelines.
Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education reserve the right to amend the Guidelines.
Other essential templates are located at Further Information for Applicants. If you are intending on submitting an application in Round 3 you are strongly encouraged to review this information.
On 11 January 2011, the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education outsourced the program administration of the LLN Practitioner Scholarships Program to Start Grow Run. If you have any inquiries about the program please contact Start Grow Run via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on (02) 9113 0813.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Frequently Asked Questions document answers some common questions about the LLN Practitioner Scholarships Program. If you have a question that is not on this list, please contact Start Grow Run via email on email@example.com or by phone on (02) 9113 0813.
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Start Grow Run:
Phone: (02) 9113 0813
Address: PO Box 418 CROWS NEST NSW 1585