Emergency management volunteers are encouraged to apply for scholarships in higher and vocational education.
The scholarships are available to eligible volunteers to access accredited vocational and higher education qualifications in emergency and disaster management.
The fund will boost education development opportunities to ensure volunteers and their agencies are best equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters.
Volunteers may receive up to $12,000 for completing vocational education and training and up to $25,000 for higher education.
The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is administering the scholarship fund on behalf of the Australian Government. Applications will open on 2 April 2018.
AIDR encourages applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander volunteers, and those living in regional and rural areas.
For more information on the application process visit the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience website: www.aidr.org.au