On Award Enrichment

SETARA

SETARA – Supporting Equality to Achieve Real Advancement – refers to a series of workshops exploring concepts of social inclusion, focusing on gender equality. SETARA (meaning ‘to be equal’ in Indonesian) workshops are aimed at Australia Awards scholarship students from Indonesia who are interested in increasing their understanding of social inclusion and gender. Participants will learn how gender equality is incorporated into leadership and general policy-making in Australia and will gain an understanding of the concepts, tools and frameworks used in gender analysis. The workshops are interactive and highly participatory, using practical case studies to explore ideas and develop skills.

SETARA one day workshops will be delivered in capital cities around Australia, facilitated by a social inclusion expert from the Gender Consortium at Flinders University. In 2016, five SETARA workshops took place in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra. In 2017, up to seven workshops will be held to enable more awardees to attend. Awardees in each location will be contacted by email approximately one month prior to each SETARA workshop, seeking expressions of interest for participation in the activity. Both men and women are strongly encouraged to attend the workshops.

All SETARA participants will receive an Australia Awards Certificate of Attendance and will be eligible for consideration to participate in the SETARA three day seminar to be held later in 2017. This seminar will expand on the content of the one day workshops and participants will meet with a range of key social inclusion stakeholders to explore professional linkages and opportunities between Australia and Indonesia.

Feedback from previous participants in SETARA one day workshops has been positive and enthusiastic:

‘It provides me with a new knowledge about gender. I was unaware about gender issues back then, but having this workshop made me realize that the gender analysis is very important because we might face this problem in our day to day activities, in our home, organization etc. The workshop has provided invaluable information on how we should deal with such problems’;

I noticed peer-learning approach is maximized here and I particularly like Walk the TimeLine exercise that quickly gauge participants' prior knowledge and at the same time providing us with background knowledge for next topics. 10 out 10!’;

‘This event provides an understanding regarding gender in perspective of Australian and Indonesian Government in simple ways’.

In 2017, SETARA one day workshops will be offered across all states of Australia. Specific dates of each activity will sent by email to awardees in each location.

Month

Location

Duration

March

Canberra

1 day workshop

April

Melbourne

1 day workshop

May

Perth

1 day workshop

July

Adelaide

1 day workshop

August

Sydney

1 day workshop

September

Brisbane

1 day workshop

TBA

 

3 day seminar

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For questions about SETARA or other On Award Enrichment (OAE) activities, please send an email to:

OAEenquiries@australiaawardsindonesia.org