Last week the Hon Michael Keenan MP., announced the commencement of the emergency management volunteer scholarship program. The program will boost education development opportunities to ensure 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.
For more information on the application process visit the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience website.