Apply for AOF Award directly online

If you have ever thought about testing your vocational skills against the best in the business or travelling overseas for professional development, here’s your chance. An AOF Award could be your ticket to furthering your career. Before starting your application, be sure to have electronic copies of supporting documentation to submit with your application.

Please complete all sections on the form and submit  with the relevant supporting documents.


About the Awards

Each year, the AOF provides a limited number of overseas awards to help Australians fulfil their dreams of working internationally in their chosen field. The program ultimately benefits Australian industry through the knowledge and skills that return with the award recipients.

An AOF award provides:

  • The opportunity to travel and work overseas.
  • Return economy airfares to a country of choice.
  • Settling in allowance.
  • Assistance with the cost of short courses.
  • Return shipment of tools of trade.
  • Assistance in obtaining employment and work Visas.
  • Some assistance attending specialised training trade and industry forums.
  • A unique experience for personal and professional development.

The AOF will assist award recipients with establishing contacts and making arrangements with overseas organisations to gain employment which meets their goals.

It is the responsibility of the recipient to conclude all arrangements for travel and employment before leaving Australia. This condition may be varied in exceptional circumstances e.g. Employer requiring face-to-face interviews.

Recipients are required to provide the AOF with reports on their experiences at key stages during their period overseas. Upon returning to Australia they will debrief with the AOF CEO and their sponsor and they may also be involved in industry forums representing AOF.

Recipients are also required to present to their sponsor and forums as requested upon their return from overseas

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Who can receive an AOF award?


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Automotive Trade

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Watchmaking & Jewellery

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