Australia Awards: Women Trading Globally—invitation to participate

Are you a woman who owns and operates a successful small business? Do you wish to learn about international trade and how you might be able to embark on the pathway of growing your business into new international markets?

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, under its Aid for Trade and Australia Awards programs, and in partnership with the Export Council of Australia, has pleasure in inviting you to participate in a short course ‘Australia Awards: Women Trading Globally’.

The course is offered to Pacific women with their own business who are ‘export ready’. The program consists of one week of training in Brisbane, Australia, and one week of training in Sydney, Australia.

During the course participants will:

  • learn about doing business in and with Australia
  • connect with other women entrepreneurs from across the Pacific and Australia
  • enable you to grow your business and expand internationally.

This two week residential Australia Awards short course is funded by the Australian Government.


  • You own and operate a successful business or you play a leading role within your business.
  • You reside in one of these countries:
    • Fiji
    • Vanuatu
    • Solomon Islands
    • Samoa
    • Tonga
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Kiribati
    • Nauru
    • Federated States of Micronesia
    • Marshall Islands
    • Cook Islands
    • Niue
    • Tuvalu
    • Tokelau
    • Palau
  • You have a strong command of English—spoken and written
  • Your business has export capabilities
  • You are able to travel to Australia from 12 to 24 November 2017
  • You are keen to expand your international business capability


Please complete the application form and return it to by close of business on Friday 25 August 2017. You can find more information here as well as on Australia Global Alumni’s website.


You will be notified of the success of your application by close of business on Friday 08 September 2017.