John Gallagher Professional Bursary
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The John Gallagher Memorial Professional Bursary was established by the English Australia Board in 2003 to recognise the contribution to the sector made by John Gallagher, ELICOS Sector Executive Officer within the then Department of Education, Science and Training, for seven years before he passed away in 2003.
The Bursary, funded by English Australia, was set up to recognise an outstanding contribution to ELICOS made by an individual working for an English Australia member college in any department of the organisation: administration, accommodation/welfare services, marketing, teaching or management.
The winner receives:
- a certificate and a cheque for $1,500 from English Australia, to be used for any professional development activity, library purchase etc
- a return airfare to the English Australia Conference
- one night's accommodation at the conference hotel
- one day's conference registration
- a ticket to the English Australia Conference gala awards dinner
The winner is profiled on the English Australia website and can use the English Australia Award Winner logo to promote their win.
All nominees receive a Certificate of Nomination from English Australia.
The bursary is awarded to the person who has made the most significant contribution to the ELICOS sector above and beyond their normal role at their college. The judges will be evaluating:
- recent contributions made by nominees; and
- the impact of those contributions on their college and on ELICOS at a local, state or national level.
The winner is selected by the English Australia Executive Director together with a representative of the Australian Government Department of Education.
2016 - John Smith, Griffith English Language Institute (GELI), QLD
2015 - Joanne Kwai - AMEP Case manager, TAFE Queensland, Southbank Campus, QLD
2014 - Molly Bonnefin - Manager, Student Experience and Homestay, Monash University English Language Centre, VIC
2013 - Jenelle Klintworth - Manager, Student Services - RMIT English Worldwide, VIC
2012 - Usha Rao - Director, Student Services & Admissions -La Trobe Melbourne, VIC
2011 - Stephanie Schembri - Teacher - CELUSA, SA
2010 - Ann Simons - Manager, Admissions - Hawthorn-Melbourne, Vic
2009 - Carol Aeschliman - Leader E-Learning - Swinburne University English Language Centre, Vic
2008 - Lisa Barrett - Director, Assessment - Centre for Macquarie English, NSW
2007 - Marie Gorman - Student Services Manager - Phoenix English Language Academy, WA
2006 - Jake Garman - Teacher - ACL Darwin English Centre, NT
2004 - Damian Connell - Teacher - Milner International College of English, WA
Click here for more details of past winners.
The Bursary is open to anyone employed by an English Australia member college. Nominations must be supported by an authorised representative eg Director, Director of Studies/Academic Manager.
Current members of the English Australia Board are not eligible for consideration, however any other employees of their college are. Winners of other English Australia awards are welcome to apply for this award. Previous winners of this award are eligible to apply for this award however cannot nominate projects or initiatives that have already won an English Australia Award.
Nominations open (mid April)
Nominations close (early June)
Winner selected and informed (July)
Award presented (English Australia Conference Gala Dinner, 21 September 2017)
To nominate click here. Please make sure you have read all available infomration about the Award and past winners before writing your nomination.
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