Pacific women to get training on global business trade

A new opportunity for women in business in the pacific has risen.

Australian Awards is piloting a new Australia Awards short course that aims to help build the capacity of women to trade.

The ‘Australia Awards: Women Trading Globally’ course is offered to Pacific women with their own business who have the potential to become ‘export ready’. 

It will cover international trade and how one might be able to embark on the pathway of growing their business into new international markets.

During the two week course, participants will; learn about doing business in and with Australia, connect with other women entrepreneurs from across the Pacific and Australia and enable participants to grow their business and expand internationally.

This inaugural course is scheduled for 12‒24 November in Brisbane and Sydney.

It has been co-designed by the Export Council of Australia, Charles Sturt University and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The course is offered to women in these countries: Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Nauru, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Cook Islands, Niue, Tuvalu, Tokelau and Palau.

All costs (flights, accommodation, incidentals, study fees) are funded by the Australian Government.

Application form and information brochure about the initiative can be sourced from

All applications should be sent to by close of business on Friday 25 August 2017.

Gloria Bauai