The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program offerings

Brisbane City Council offers the following scholarships as a part of the 2022 Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program.

Applications for the following scholarships are now closed and will open again in 2023.

Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) | Company Directors Course and 12-month membership (Certificate)

This is a globally recognised director education program. It is suitable for anyone who wants to further their directorship skills and knowledge. The course is tailored to experienced directors wishing to take their performance to the next level. It also suits executives and managers who need to understand governance issues in-depth.

The Company Directors Course gives a comprehensive grounding in the roles and duties of board directors. The course includes modules on effective decision-making, the legal aspects of directorship, financial literacy, risk and strategy, as well as putting the lessons into practice.

A 12-month membership with AICD will allow you to be part of an organisation that sets the standard of governance and directorship in Australia and internationally, along with access to their network of more than 43,000 directors. It will help you take the next step in your governance journey.

There are two Company Directors Courses and accompanying 12-month membership scholarships available.

Career Employment Australia | Launch Your Own Fashion Line Mentorship (Non-Certificate)

This Fashion Business Mentoring Program will help you start your fashion design business. You will learn skills from an industry expert from sourcing fabrics, creating templates for each stage of the process, labelling requirements and more.

The mentorship will be conducted from The Sewing Hub, West End. This mentorship is open to those who have always aspired to start their own fashion line but have been unable to due to other financial commitments and it is provided exclusively for applicants wanting to set up and manage their business from Brisbane. The content is flexible and can be tailored to suit the specific needs of the awarded recipient.

The mentorship does not include any costs incurred by hiring pattern makers, machinists or fabrics required to make any garments or samples. All operational expenses incurred are to be paid by the awarded recipient.

There is one Launch Your Own Fashion Line Mentorship available.

Export Council of Australia | Export 101 Training Workshop: Building Capability and Capacity

The custom Export 101 Training Workshop is a one-day intensive training program that provides guidance on the local market and overcoming challenges in the supply and sales channels, including COVID-19’s impact, as well as capability and capacity building.

The training brings together key industry experts as well as learnings including Export Fundamentals (e.g., export cycles, market review, challenges and opportunities to exporting), Business Capacity and Capability (e.g., objective setting, resourcing, management, and competitor response, case studies), and Corporate Signposts (e.g., corporate objectives, budget/finance, brand).

There are 15 Export 101 Training Workshop placements available.

Federation University Australia | Master of Business Administration (International Business)

The MBA (IB) will prepare you to take your business skills to the next level, whether you are running a successful small business or aspiring to become a global business leader. The MBA (IB) is designed to extend your real-world international business knowledge and skills through evidence-based delivery, including leadership, policy, and practice. You will study at Brisbane City Campus, where recognised industry partners collaborate with us to give you a relevant and impactful education and increase your professional network.

There are three scholarships available for the Master of Business Administration (International Business), covering 25% of course fees. For more information about the MBA (IB) visit Federation University's website.

Federation University Australia | Master of Professional Accounting

When you complete the Master of Professional Accounting (MPA), you will develop the core accounting, financial management, and auditing skills required to start your own accounting firm or go on to work in accounting at an established organisation. You will expand your finance and business knowledge with specialised courses, including business law, taxation, information systems, economics, and quantitative methods. You will study at the Brisbane City Campus and work closely with industry partners, enhancing your professional skills and knowledge.

There are three scholarships available for the Master of Professional Administration, covering 25% of course fees. For more information about the MPA Federation University's website.

National Institute of Education and Technology (NIET) | Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership

The Graduate Diploma in Strategic Leadership course is designed to support individuals making high-level autonomous decisions and using initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions in varied contexts.

In this course you will learn to:

  • lead personal and strategic transformation
  • lead the strategic planning process for an enterprise
  • use financial and economic information for strategic decision making
  • lead design and review of enterprise systems
  • manage financial resources
  • direct the development of a knowledge management strategy for a business
  • develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships
  • influence and shape diversity management

There are five Graduate Diplomas in Strategic Leadership scholarships available.

Rhodes Business School | The Emotionally Intelligent Leader: One Day Enhancement Program

Leadership is fundamentally about facilitating high performance, thereby motivating others to do things effectively and efficiently. Emotional intelligence is a key attribute that helps leaders achieve this function.

This course:

  • explores the neuroscience of emotions and emotional intelligence
  • examines tools and techniques for effectively asking for, and responding to feedback
  • explores techniques for developing self and other awareness
  • examines how you can use reactive and proactive techniques to build resilience and effectively manage strong emotions
  • explores an approach for facilitating engagement discussions with staff members.

There are five Emotionally Intelligent Leader: One Day Enhancement Program scholarships available.

TAFE Queensland | Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business

TAFE Queensland's Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business program is dedicated to help you implement big ideas you have for your business.

Delivered through workshops and one-on-one mentoring, we work with you to figure out the ideal solutions for your business. This accelerated program is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners and will culminate in a Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business in under 16 weeks.

During the program you will be guided by an experienced mentor from the business community who will work with you to develop a business action plan specifically tailored to grow your business.

You will learn:

  • emotional intelligence training such as how to manage stress and improve your well-being
  • management skills to get the best out of your stakeholders
  • to innovate to stay competitive in a dynamic market
  • digital marketing channels and strategies
  • business financials and planning costs and cash flow
  • understanding of customer needs.

There are 10 Certificate IV in Entrepreneurship and New Business scholarships available.

TAFE Queensland | Start Your Own Business Short Course

Suitable for individuals thinking of starting a small business or who have just started one. This six-week non-accredited program provides students with the necessary skills to shape your business idea from proof-of-concept to reality.

TAFE Queensland Brisbane trainers will help you learn about the process of planning, financing, marketing, online business development and the associated laws. The course also helps students to develop entrepreneurial skills and to build their business confidence.

Course outcomes include:

  • pitch deck for presentations to stakeholders
  • crowdfunding submission
  • website landing page
  • business model
  • strategy plan.

There are 15 Start Your Own Business Short Course scholarships available.

Griffith University | Bachelor of Business

A business degree gives you the foundation to take your career just about anywhere. A Bachelor of Business gives you a solid foundation in all aspects of business plus in-depth knowledge and experience in your areas of interest.

Griffith Business School is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality in Business and Management by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

Applicants for this scholarship must already be enrolled in a Bachelor of Business degree at Griffith University and be completing at least one major in:

  • Asian Business;
  • International Business;
  • Entrepreneurship and Self Employment;
  • Economics; and/or
  • Finance.

One scholarship is awarded per annum and applies for a duration of up to three years. Applications can be made directly through the Griffith University website.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) | Bachelor of Business

QUT’s globally-recognised, triple-accredited business degrees will prepare you for diverse career opportunities both in Australia and overseas. You’ll connect with industry and be challenged with real-world projects to ensure you graduate with the knowledge and insight to be effective in your employment from day one.

Work-integrated learning is part of all courses in the QUT Business School. You'll learn by engaging with industry and community partners and undertake authentic activities that are assessed as part of your course. You'll also gain valuable experience and contacts through professional internships.

The recipient will receive financial and career-planning mentorship designed to explore their leadership goals and expand their profile and contribution within the context of a multicultural community.

Applicants for this scholarship may already be enrolled in a Bachelor of Business degree at QUT.

There is one Bachelor of Business scholarship available. Applications must be made directly through the QUT website.

Last updated: 29 August 2022

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