Short course

About the Short Course

The Energy Sector Development of Mongolia Short Course is a program to provide officials and technical specialists in the public and private sectors with knowledge of proven approaches and tools required to implement energy system integration and reform. The Short Course will a) focus on systems needed for good governance to government cross-jurisdictional energy work that maximises climate change benefits; and b) build on the participants existing knowledge and experience, enabling them to contribute to the ongoing development and improvement of an integrated energy sector in Mongolia. The Energy Sector Development of Mongolia Short Course is funded and managed by Australia Awards – Mongolia.

The Energy Sector Development of Mongolia Short Course comprises three elements: Preliminary Activities; Core Learning Elements; and Applied Learning Activities. Preliminary Activities will be conducted online and face-to-face in Mongolia. The Short Course Provider will be responsible for a series of activities with a clear focus on learning best practices in energy sector. The Core Learning Elements will consist of two weeks of study, visits, panel discussions, and engagements to be delivered face-to-face in Australia. Activities will include sessions which will focus on key topics; industry visits; and networking events. The Applied Learning Activities will be conducted virtually and face-to-face in Mongolia will focus on reflection, demonstration, and evaluation; with online material focusing on core skills such as giving and receiving feedback.

Key Dates:

  • Pre-liminary activities (online and in-Mongolia): 30 – 31 January 2023
  • Core Learning Elements (in-Australia): 13 – 24 February 2023
  • Applied Learning activities (online and in-Mongolia): ongoing after the conclusion of the Core Learning Elements, commencing with a workshop held, 8 May 2023

Expected Outcomes:

  • Receive a sound understanding of national policy and regulatory reforms;
  • Understand policy and governance approaches to promote energy efficiency and the integration of renewable energy technologies;
  • Learn modern technologies and solutions in the renewable energy sector, such as an accreditation program in the solar and battery storage system;
  • Learn best practices in the Australian energy sector and how to apply them at their workplaces and organisations;
  • Understand and deepen their knowledge of water management in the development and implementation of sustainable energy management; and
  • Develop, expand, and strengthen linkages between the energy sector specialists in the public and private sectors of Mongolia and Australia.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of Mongolia, currently residing in Mongolia;
  • Not be applying for or holding permanent residency in either Australia or New Zealand, or be married, engaged to, or a de facto of a person who has, or is eligible to hold, Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency. This criterion applies at any stage of the application, selection, or mobilization phases of the course;
  • Be able to provide attested documents for processing a visa application to enter Australia for the duration of the Australian component of the course and satisfy all requirements of the Department of Home Affairs for an Australian Student Visa (Subclass 500);
  • Not be a currently serving military personnel;
  • Obtain the necessary study and travel approvals from their employer and be available and committed to participating in the course based on the anticipated course schedule outlined; and
  • Not have attended any previous Short Course (however, Australian Awards Scholarships alums who have completed their degrees more than two years ago may be considered).
 Specific Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be researchers, experts, and employees in the energy sector with relevant backgrounds and experience currently employed within:
    • Government agencies and local energy departments at Aimag level
    • Private companies
    • Local research institutes
  • Demonstrate a solid commitment to contributing the skills and knowledge gained during the Short Course within and across Participants’ organizations to support the whole of government and private sector connectivity;
  • Willing to participate in a virtual ‘community of practice’ session with other Participants and the Course Provider to maintain connections made during the course;
  • Have occupied their current position for at least 12 months and not planning/scheduled to retire in the next 24 months;
  • Have at least two years of relevant work experience; and
  • Have access to the internet and be computer literate.

Application Process

Australia Awards – Mongolia and the Australian Embassy in Ulaanbaatar will manage the final selection of participants, noting that a merit-based and open/competitive selection process will be offered for this opportunity. Applications will be assessed on the following:

  • Relevance of the Short Course to the role of the applicant.
  • Proposed application of the skills, knowledge and networks established during the Short Course.
  • Evidence of support from the applicant’s workplace/supervisor to attend the course and for the implementation of the RWP.

To apply for the short course, all applicants are required to complete their applications online at:

https://oscar.australiaawardssouthasiamongolia.org/ and upload all required documentation by 31 October 2022. Only completed applications submitted online will be considered.

After initial eligibility screening, short listed candidates will be notified by phone and invited for an interview at Australia Awards – Mongolia in the week beginning 21 November 2022.

All applicants will be notified of the outcomes of the selection process by email.

For inquiries, call 976 – 11 – 318 852 or email info@australiaawardsmongolia.org