New Scholarship to Support Professional Development of Local Government Practitioners

In summary:

  • UTS Centre for Local Government has launched a new scholarship designed to support commencing Master of Local Government students
  • Recipients to receive financial support of $5,000 over the duration of their studies

The University of Technology Sydney Centre for Local Government (UTS:CLG) has launched a new scholarship designed  to support local government professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge and skills through postgraduate study.  

Each recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship over the course of their studies, and there are no constraints on how recipients choose to use their scholarship money. The scholarship will be awarded on merit, based on a formal application process.  

The Master of Local Government course is available in flexible block mode and online delivery, and allows students to opt for either part-time or full-time study.

UTS:CLG Director Professor Roberta Ryan said of the new scholarship: “The local government sector is going through substantial change, and we know that many practitioners are looking to expand their knowledge through professional development. We are excited to launch a new scholarship aimed at supporting local government professionals ready to upskill and take the next step in their career.”

“Embarking on postgraduate study is a significant commitment; however it has potential for huge returns in terms of furthering one’s career. Local government professionals are required to combine a high level of professional expertise with a broad range of managerial skills and a sound understanding of the sector’s changing priorities. It is imperative that practitioners keep expanding and updating their knowledge through professional development so they have the right tools to take on new responsibilities or a new direction in their career.”

“We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate initiative in their professional life and a motivation to succeed in postgraduate studies. Our students come from a wide variety of roles in the local government sector so there isn’t a specific background we are looking for. The scholarship is very flexible, so recipients can choose to spend it on anything they require. For example we have many students from across Australia, so the funding can help with travel costs to Sydney.”

Detailed information about the new scholarships is available here.  

Further information or media comment:

Professor Roberta Ryan
UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance
UTS Centre for Local Government
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