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Bankwest Foundation / Centre for Social Impact UWA - Professional Development in Outcomes Measurement (WA) - AUG/SEPT 2018


Bankwest Foundation / Centre for Social Impact at University of Western Australia / Australian Scholarships Foundation

Professional Development in Outcomes Measurement (WA intake) - 2018

The Bankwest Foundation and the Centre for Social Impact at UWA support the ASF initiative to enhance the management and accountability of not-for-profit organisations by partnering with us to offer 20x scholarships for those living in WA and working (or volunteering) for not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia to attend CSI UWA's two-day Professional Development in Outcomes Measurement course in August or September 2018.




Scholarship Overview


Do you know the difference you're making?


Aiming to create positive change for individuals and communities, social purpose organisations are also facing increasing financial uncertainty and a competitive environment. Now is the time to build the capacity and capability of your organisation and staff to better measure, understand, and report the difference you are making.


This two-day course will engage participants in an interactive learning environment where they can develop a better understanding of outcomes measurement and how to implement it in their organisation.



Why measure outcomes?

  • To understand the difference we make; the impact of our work
  • To improve the lives of the people we serve through more informed service delivery
  • To generate evidence that attracts and retains customers, investments and funding

Why this course?

This is an evidence-based course developed by the Centre for Social Impact UWA, in partnership with the Bankwest Foundation, who are three years into a five-year research program investigating outcomes measurement in WA's community sector. This research has highlighted a significant and urgent need to develop the capacity of social purpose organisatons to effectively measure outcomes.

Who is it for?

The course is designed for senior staff or program manager-level staff of community organisations, however it is also suitable for staff of government agencies and companies with community investment activities, board directors who wish to broaden their knowledge in outcomes measurement, and individuals interested in developing their own skills for future work opportunities. It is designed for people with beginner to intermediate knowledge and experience in the topic area.

Please note, these scholarships are for staff of charitable not-for-profit and community organisations only.


What you'll learn:

  • How to link outcomes measurement to the broader strategic objectives of an organisation, program, intervention or policy
  • How to implement outcomes measurement into your organisation, including developing a measurement culture, designing a measurement framework, and choosing reporting and communications options
  • How to navigate the many different measurement methods and tools



The Professional Development in Outcomes Measurement course runs over two days. The course includes full catering, workbook, materials and resources.

Course dates: Applicants will be asked to select from the following two dates:

  • Thursday 30th - Friday 31st August 2018
  • Monday 17th - Tuesday 18th September 2018


Course time: (arrival time 8:45am) 9am - 4pm AWST both days

Venue: Bankwest offices in PERTH CBD (more details will be provided to attendees closer to the date)


Scholarship Inclusions:


There are 20x 50% scholarships available to those living in WA and working (or volunteering) for not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia. The scholarship is valued at $550 and covers half of the associated course fees.


Successful applicants (or their supporting NFP organisation) will be required to cover the remaining 50% of course fees ($550) as well as any necessary travel or accommodation costs.


Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • live in WA and work / volunteer for a charitable not-for-profit organisation based in Western Australia
  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • fulfill ASF's general eligibility requirements available on our FAQ's page

Your employing organisation must:

  • be an ACNC registered charity or NFP incorporated association
  • provide a program or service that supports people living in Western Australia
  • not support activities that could be considered discriminatory, political, or religious advocacy or activism in any way

Indigenous Australians are encouraged to apply.


Scholar Surveys:

All applicants (regardless of the outcome of their application) will be asked to complete a series of surveys about their expected and realised learnings (once before and on three occasions after the course) as part of the Learning for Purpose research initiative by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at UWA. This work is funded through the Australian Research Council and EY, and realised in collaboration with the Australian Scholarships Foundation, the University of New South Wales and Swinburne University. 

Learning for Purpose: Researching the Social Return on Education and Training in the Australian Not-for-Profit Sector is a ground breaking, national research program that investigates capacity building through professional development for the Australian Not-for-Profit sector. Your survey responses will help us to quantify the impact of our scholarships and will help attract funding for education and training for the NFP sector in the future. If you have any questions about the research please contact

Please note, participation in these surveys is compulsory for all Bankwest Foundation scholarship recipients and will be a condition on the acceptance of the scholarship.


More Information:


For program queries, please contact the Centre for Social Impact UWA office by emailing If you need assistance with the application process, please contact ASF via



Application Process:


To apply, simply complete an online ASF application form by clicking on 'APPLY NOW' and following the prompts.

Need help completing your online application? Download instructions for Creating a Profile Page and Making an Application.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications for CSI UWA's Professional Development in Outcomes Measurement course close Sunday 15th July, 2018 at 5pm AWST.




About the Bankwest Foundation

The Bankwest Foundation was established in 2013 with a mission to improve the well-being of Australians by enabling the implementation of significant and meaningful community initiatives in Western Australia and nationally. In September 2014, Bankwest launched their partnership with the Australian Scholarships Foundation, which provides ongoing support and educational opportunities to not-for-profit sector workers living and working in Western Australia.


About the Centre for Social Impact UWA

The Centre for Social Impact UWA (CSI UWA) is a catalyst for change in our world, creating and delivering education that transforms, research that informs best practice, and public engagement that inspires and mobilises change makers.

CSI UWA is part of a national collaboration with UNSW Australia and Swinburne University of Technology. Together, the three universities form the Centre for Social Impact, which takes a systems approach to developing innovative solutions to the biggest social challenges today, with a vision for a better Australia tomorrow.

Selection Criteria
The Scholarship is awarded jointly by ASF, CSI UWA and the Bankwest Foundation to applicants who are Australian citizens or permanent residents employed by a charitable not-for-profit organisation and whose completion of the program would, in ASF's view, benefit their employing NFP organisation. Selection is based on the applicant meeting CSI UWA's entry requirements for the nominated program and written endorsement from the respective charitable organisation. Applicants must also be living and working in Western Australia to be eligible for this scholarship.
Closing Date : 15/07/2018
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