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ANZSOG scholarships

The Public Service Commission (PSC) offers scholarships for 2 programs through the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG):

  • Executive Fellows Program (EFP)

  • Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)

Executive Fellows Program

The Executive Fellows Program (EFP) is a 3 week residential program building on the core relationship and management skills required to direct public sector organisations. It is suitable for employees at SES 3 (or equivalent) and above.

In 2017, the EFP will include study components in Brisbane, Singapore, and Melbourne. 

Download the 2017 EFP brochure.

The PSC is offering 3 scholarships for the 2017 EFP to suitable staff from 21 government departments. A call for nominations will be issued in early June to Directors-General and Chief Human Resource Officers. Each department is invited to nominate one staff member to be considered for a scholarship.

Note that government agencies (other than the 21 departments) are able to nominate officers to participate in the EFP, under their own agency funding. Please let the PSC know if your agency intends to do so.

Please see section below for information on the application process. All enquiries can be directed to the PSC at development@psc.qld.gov.au

Note that program participants are responsible for obtaining approval for the overseas study component prior to the commencement of the program in November 2017.

Executive Master of Public Administration

The Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) is a 2 year postgraduate program designed to give participants a thorough understanding in the theory and practice of public administration. It is suitable for employees from A08 to SES 2 (or equivalent).

Download the 2018 EMPA brochure.

The PSC is offering 5 scholarships for the 2018 EMPA to suitable staff from the 21 government departments. A call for nominations will be issued in early June to Directors-General and Chief Human Resource Officers. Each department is invited to nominate one staff member to be considered for a scholarship.

Note that government agencies (other than the 21 departments) are able to nominate officers to participate in the EMPA, under their own agency funding. Please let the PSC know if your agency intends to do so.

Please see section below for information on the application process.  All enquiries can be directed to the PSC at development@psc.qld.gov.au

Application process

DateAction
June 2017Contact the Learning and Development team within your department’s HR function to discuss your application.
June – July 2017Complete the relevant application form, available for download below.
12 July 2017Applications must be submitted by your HR team to the PSC at development@psc.qld.gov.au, preferably in Word (.doc) format.
All applications must include all relevant attachments and the signature of your Director-General (or equivalent) in the ‘Agency Endorsement’ section.

Note that EMPA applicants must also submit a hard-copy application, including certified or original copies of academic transcripts. Hard-copies are not required for applications to the EFP
July 2017PSC will convene a panel of Directors-General to select the 2017 scholarship recipients for the EFP and EMPA.
Early August 2017PSC will advise scholarship applicants of the outcome of their application. 
If a nominee is unsuccessful in being awarded a scholarship, the department is able to fund their nominee. Agencies are asked to send a copy of any agency-funded applications to the PSC (as well as to ANZSOG).
August 2017PSC will submit all Queensland applications (both scholarship- and agency-funded) to ANZSOG for consideration. ANZSOG will advise both the PSC and nominees if their application has been successful.

Application forms

Download 2017 Executive Fellows Program application form. (DOC, 187 KB)

Download 2018 Executive Master of Public Administration application form (DOC, 382 KB).

Scholarship recipients

If selected for a scholarship, you are expected to:

  • successfully fulfil all requirements of the study program within a reasonable period of time
  • remain employed with the Queensland public sector for sufficient time after completing the qualification for the sector to realise benefit from the investment
  • participate in PSC development activities to share your learnings across the sector
  • notify the PSC of any changes to their employment status or contact details.

The PSC will:

  • provide a point of contact for scholarship recipients during the study period
  • organise payments for course fees to the program providers
  • collect data in order to evaluate and report on the study programs.