R.M Williams Scholarship AACC, LONGREACH PASTORAL CAMPUS (LPC)
OUTBACK HORSEMANSHIP TRAINING by John Arnold, Senior Horse Instructor valued at approximately
As part of R.M Williams’ desire to reach as many people as possible in both rural and metropolitan Australian regions, Hamish Turner, Chief Executive Officer has developed a joint initiative with AACC, Longreach Pastoral Campus (LPC), Senior Horse Instructor, John Arnold to offer an “Outback Horsemanship Training” opportunity to the approximate value of $7,680 to a successful applicant. R.M.Williams’ support of this scholarship is essentially based around the belief in the future of our young people receiving education for rural endeavors by educators of the highest standard in their field of expertise. Expertise which provides not only the educational tuition of the course, but brings with it the development of personal qualities that will be admired by future employers and the community at large. For this reason John Arnold has been named as the primary instructor for this course. The qualification received on completion of this training will be a Certificate III in Agriculture (Horse Breeding). Essential Criteria 1. 17 to21 years of age. 2. Australian Citizen 3. Completion of Year 10 before year of enrolment in AACC. Note any applicant who has not completed year 10 but is within the age criteria can apply in writing for exemption of these criteria due to demonstrated years of experience in Industry Selection Process Stage 1: Quality of application Based on the calibre of individual applications, a shortlist of 4 applicants will be selected to move to Stage 2 of the selection process. Stage 2: Interview Applicants chosen to progress from Stage 1 will be required to participate in a RM Williams/AACC interview program. Stage 3: Performance Assessment Riding Skills will be assessed (20 minutes) at Longreach Pastoral Campus and review by Senior Instructor, John Arnold and/or interview panel members. * Note due to distance applicants may negotiate within designated timeframes, a Riding Skills Assessment performed at a different site or by different means e.g. DVD, video.
Application Process 1. Fill out attached Application Form 2. Attach cover letter 3. Attach resume outlining learning and schooling achievements, hobbies and interests, competitions, employment and work experience including two (2) written references. 4. Submission of a written application (1‐2 pages) outlining: ‐ a. Why do you wish to attend AACC, LPC and study in the Horse Breeding program? b. List specific experience, skills and knowledge in agriculture and the horse industry. Conditions: 1. One (1) Scholarship will be offered each year. 2. Applications Dates a. Applicants for the 2011RM Williams Scholarship will be open Thursday, 1/03/11and close Monday, 30/05/11, 5pm. *The successful applicant for 2011 will attend the 2011 second semester intake commencing in July 2011. b. Applicants for the 2012 RM Williams Scholarship (subject to future support from RM Williams) applications will open in Monday 3/10/11, and close Monday, 12/12/11, 5pm. *2012 applicant may have the choice of 1st or 2nd semester intake. c. The successful student on scholarship will study and reside at Longreach Pastoral Campus as a full‐time student for a full 18 week semester. 3. Formation of representatives for the interview panel will consist of a. AACC Senior Instructor, John Arnold b. RM Williams representative of either Hamish Turner or personal nomination of replacement c. Member nominated by previous two member recommendations and acceptance of position. 4. Selection of the successful student will be unanimous and at the discretion of the panel of representatives. Decisions are final. Announcement of successful applicant will be within 3 weeks of scholarship application closing date. Payment: The Scholarship will be paid directly to AACC for the student’s training and residential fees. This scholarship fee is for the Longreach Pastoral Campus, “Outback Horsemanship Training” run by John Arnold. The full‐time residential fees can vary due to student circumstances. An estimate student course/tuition fee for the “Outback Horsemanship Training” is $7,680 consisting of residential ($4,800) and Tuition/Course ($2,880). These fees are subject to slight increases in 2011 fees. These figures include all meals, laundry and accommodation fees, contribution fees, resources fees, additional material fees as well as off‐campus study tours. Within AACC residential accommodation guidelines (AACC Student Handbook 2011), once the successful student has been notified, a $200 security bond fee must be paid by the student to AACC to secure their accommodation placement before training commences. At the conclusion of training the amount (less damage fees) will be refunded to student. If the student withdraws from the course for reasons of ill health (medical certificate) R.M. Williams will be refunded the remaining fees amounts (as per AACC financial policy). RM Williams is indemnified from any claims in the case of a student injury. If a student withdraws for any other reason the full scholarship will be refunded back to RM Williams. In this case the student / fee payer will be responsible for the fees entailed through their stay (as reviewed by the representative panel) unless otherwise decided by R.M. Williams representative.
RM Williams Horsemanship Scholarship Application Form Applicants Name:
Date of Birth:
Please ensure that your application includes: A covering Letter
Application Question Responses
A Copy of your Resume
(including two referees)