|Desired Applicant Profile – Fiscal Frameworks for Extractives Industries
- You are a national of an eligible country.
- You are a senior-level professional working in a mining, oil or gas policy, practice, research or reform role.
- You are currently employed in a mining, oil or gas ministry or other extractives-related government agency or civil society organisation.
- Candidates working for a private sector mining, oil or gas institution are not eligible to apply.
- Private sector candidates outside these institutions are eligible to apply.
- You have a clear vision of how you will use the knowledge gained through the Short Course to improve mining, oil or gas policy, practice, research or reform in your home country.
- You must meet the age restriction requirements of your country.
- You must meet the work experience requirements of your country.
- You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the Short Course.
- As this course will be delivered in English, an appropriate level of language proficiency is required, such that Awardees will be able to participate fully and benefit from the course.
- You must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria outlined below.
- Female candidates and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.
|Support service options
- Special needs assistance as deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis
|General eligibility criteria for Africa Fellowship applicants
|To be eligible for an Africa Fellowship, applicants must:
- have citizenship of and currently be living in the country of your nationality;
- not be married to/or be a de facto of, or engaged to be married to a person who holds or is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent resident status;
- satisfy any specific criteria established by the applicant’s country and/or government of citizenship;
- satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) student visa;
- satisfy any specific admission requirements of the institution at which the short course is to be undertaken; and
- hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Applicants must inform the Australian Government of any connection or relationship to staff employed by the Australian Government or with the managing contractor at the time of application.
- Mining tax law: royalties, corporate tax, rent resources tax, production sharing, Frank-Dodd Securities Exchange Bill and global developments on Security Exchange disclosure, BEPS and automatic exchange of taxation information
- Development and implementation of financial policies and tax instruments
- Transparent management and reporting of revenue flows
- Options for investing funds from mining resources (savings funds, social development foundations)
- Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
- Mitigating the risks of bribery and corruption
- Fundamental concepts and principles that influence investment decisions in mining
- Corporate financial objectives and valuation methodologies
- Mining industry assets
- Financial accounting statements
- Recurrent and capital expenditure, assets depreciation and related tax implications.
- Broader leadership and organisational management competencies to include project management, implementing change and public speaking
- Addressing cross-cutting development issues (gender equity, inclusive development, ethics, transparency)