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Australian Institute of Business Leadership Study Scholarship

 “Leading through disruption – 2020”

Developing leaders who can navigate through rapid change and economic disruption is a challenge for most companies today.  The Australian Institute of Business Leadership is seizing upon the opportunity to learn from forward thinking leaders by creating the inaugural “Leadership Scholarship – Leading through disruption – 2020”

The Australian Institute of Business Leadership (AIBL) seeks to partner with your business by awarding a developing leader in your organisation a full scholarship which includes:

  • Covering 100% of the fee for a full 12-months Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51915, valued at over $12,000
  • Participation in seminars featuring renowned speakers and Australian business leaders
  • Discussion and study related to the research topic: ‘Leading through disruptive change’
  • Face-to-face and online coaching with our expert trainers

Upon successful completion, the leader will be awarded a nationally recognised Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB51915

What are we looking for in potential Scholarship recipients?

  • Leadership Potential. The ability to recognise opportunities, help others meet their goals, as well as excel within a team or group setting.
  • Forethought.  An ability and desire to work towards a better future is essential in future leaders. Evidence of forward thinking must be demonstrated.
  • Active engagement. To get the most out of the program, the applicant will need to commit to being engaged throughout the course to ensure he or she has the best chance for successful completion.
  • Support Network.  Study and personal growth is a big commitment so the applicant will also need to have the full support of his or her employer and colleagues to pursue the professional leadership development.

Opportunity to be part of a research program

Our research program will be focused on leadership through disruptive change. How leadership will be challenged and potentially changed by emerging and disruptive business models. The applicant’s learning journey will be carefully monitored and recorded for feedback. It is envisaged that this data will help inform the creation of the first Business Leadership Index. A successful applicant will hold the honour of being involved in the creation of this important index that will guide organisations in the selection and training of their future leaders.

What commitment is required from your business? 

  • AIBL is looking to build partnerships with forward thinking companies and organisations that value the growth and development of their emerging leaders. To develop this partnership and in return for the professional development of your chosen future leader/s, AIBL would promote your business name and logo (optional) on the Australian Institute of Business Leadership website and associated materials. 
  • Your organisation is therefore asked to provide AIBL the authority to use the business’s name as a ‘participant or partner organisation’ in relation to promoting its current and future leadership development courses.   

Applicant Details

Describe situations where you have demonstrated the following attributes:

  • The ability to recognise opportunities.
  • Helping others meet their goals.
  • Excelling within a team or group setting.

Forethought is the ability to perceive and plan for future opportunities and situations. Describe situations where you have demonstrated an ability and/or desire to work towards a future goal (or set of goals).

Manager/Supervisor/Client Referral Statement

Please ask your current manager, supervisor, or significant client (if you are self employed) to provide a short referral. They will be contacted as part of the application process.

Commitment to the program

AIBL’s scholarship program runs for 12 months. AIBL must be confident that any scholarship recipient will show commitment to complete the work involved for the duration of the scholarship period. This includes appropriate progress during the course duration as per the timetable.

By clicking accept, I hereby commit to remain actively engaged in order to progress in the AIBL scholarship program as detailed above, for the duration of the program and in line with terms and conditions below. I will contact the trainer to discuss any issues I may encounter that may prevent me from course progression.

Terms & Conditions

AIBL understands that a 12 month commitment can be difficult. These terms and conditions have been created to inform you (the applicant) of your rights and responsibilities with respect to receiving the scholarship and completing your study with AIBL. For a full list of policies and explanations pertaining to enrolment as a student with AIBL, please visit

  • AIBL Scholarship applications are open from September 21st, 2015 until November 30th 2015 or until the available positions are filled or otherwise specified on the AIBL website.
  • The Leadership Research Scholarship – titled “Disruption 2020” is available to the first 100 successful applicants.
  • AIBL is offering the scholarship in both its Brisbane and Melbourne CBD Campuses.
  • Study pertaining to the scholarship will commence with two cohorts starting during the months of January and February 2016. Successful applicants will be contacted to agree to one of the start dates.
  • Size of the particular cohorts will be limited to a maximum class size of 30 in each of the sites offering the scholarship.
  • The scholarship is awarded at the sole discretion of AIBL and its appointed officers. Criteria for selection has been set out in this application document and the associated completion guide. No correspondence will be entered into once the decision is made.
  • If successful, the period of enrolment offered to the candidate will not exceed 12 months. The applicant has the opportunity to request extensions in the event of unforeseen circumstances that may inhibit progress. The application for course extension must be submitted in writing and will be assessed by the senior executive team of the Pragmatic Group and the Head of School at AIBL.
  • A successful applicant will be required to comply with the AIBL enrolment procedure which includes a language, literacy and numeracy assessment. Refer to the standard requirements for undertaking Diploma-level study here.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide true and accurate responses in this application to avoid misrepresentation.
  • It is AIBL’s responsibility to review and confirm the evidence and information provided by the applicant.
    • AIBL will confirm receipt of the application via email.
    • AIBL will contact successful applicants via telephone and email. An official offer and agreement along with further details about enrolment into a nationally accredited vocational education program will be sent to the applicant at this time
    • Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted by email.
  • To withdraw from the program please refer to
    • Withdrawal will result in the cessation of access to your online and face-to-face learning materials and participation in the leadership research program
    • A Statement of Attainment will be issued only if the applicant successfully completes one or more units of competency.
  • If the applicant leaves their place of employment they forfeit any remaining scholarship funding for the course. In this case the applicant may:
    • Continue the course by paying for the remaining units of study.
    • Withdraw from the course (ref section 11).
  • Scholarship fees cover the following:
    • Tuition costs including access to online materials, face-to-face workshops, coaching services, assessment and awards where applicable.
  • Scholarship fees do not cover the following:
    • Travel expenses; information technology required to complete the online components of study; any recommended software required to complete the study; time required to study or complete assessments in the workplace; general hardships; attendance at graduation ceremonies.
    • The scholarship value may not be transferred into a monetary value or passed on to another person.
  • The scholarship is offered by Australian Institute of Business Leadership (RTO ID 121391).

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