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Bankwest Foundation / Centre for Social Impact UWA - Professional Development in Outcomes Measurement (WA) - JUNE/SEPT 2019



Bankwest Foundation Community Leader Scholarship Program

Centre for Social Impact at UWA - Professional Development in Outcomes Measurement (WA intake) - June/September 2019

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 30x scholarships for those living in WA and working for not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia to attend CSI UWA's two-day Professional Development in Outcomes Measurement course in June or September 2019.




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 organisations 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 in Perth. The course includes full catering, workbook, materials and resources.

Applicants will be able to select their preference of the following two course dates:

Course Date Venue Time 
Tuesday 4 - Wednesday 5 June 2019 UWA Business School, Hackett Drive, Entrance 4, Crawley (arrival time 8:45am) 9am - 4:30pm AWST both days
Thursday 19 - Friday 20 September 2019 Bankwest offices, Perth CBD (arrival time 8:45am) 9am - 4:30pm AWST both days


Scholarship Inclusions:


There are 30x 100% scholarships available to those living in WA and working for not-for-profit organisations in Western Australia. The scholarships are valued at $1,100 each and cover all associated course fees. Travel and/or accommodation (if necessary) are to be covered by the successful candidates or their NFP organisation.


Important Dates:

Applications open Wednesday 20 March 2019
Applications close Wednesday 17 April 2019
Scholarships awarded by Wednesday 15 May 2019
Course dates 4–5 June 2019 OR 19–20 September 2019


Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:

  • live in WA and work 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) may be asked to complete a series of surveys about their expected and realised learnings (once before and on a few occasions after the course). 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. Your feedback is extremely valuable to the work we do and by completing these surveys you'll be making an important contribution to the future of ASF and the NFP sector overall.


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.

Applications for Professional Development in Outcomes Measurement course close Wednesday 17 April, 2019 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 : 17/04/2019
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