DAP 2014 PP – OED

Desired Applicant Profile – Organisational and Employee Development (OED)
Target group
  • You are a national of an eligible country.
  • You are a mid- to senior-level professional with organisational development being a key part of your role.
  • You are an organisational development practitioner, manager or line manager overseeing organisational development initiatives.
  • You have decision-making authority to effect change in your organisational unit.
  • You are currently employed in a ministry, government agency, policy or research institution, non-governmental organisation or private company
  • You have a clear vision of how you will use the knowledge gained through the Short Course to apply organisational development policy, practice or research in your home country to plan and implement continuous improvement and change.
  • You must meet the age restriction requirements for your country.
  • You must meet the work experience requirements for 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 will be provided 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.

Course details
  • Executive People Management
  • Team Building and Conflict Management
  • Drivers of Change
  • Structures and Processes
  • Foundations of Current Organisational Development Practice
  • Defining a Business Model
  • Applying a Core Organisational Development Process to Diagnose Organisational Issues
  • Sample Strategic Business Models
  • Systems Models of Organisational Development
  • Ethics and Values in Organisational Development
  • Organisational Culture and Change
  • Resistance to Change
  • Intervention Strategies and Individual Interventions
  • Team Development
  • Intergroup Development
  • Goal Setting
  • Essentials of Training and Development in Organisations
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Effective Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Leadership and Organisation Development
  • Leadership for Women


  • The course is anticipated to run for five weeks.
  • Africa Fellowships will be delivered between July 2014 and March 2015.
  • Africa Fellowships are an intensive learning experience.

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