Australasian Union of Jewish Students

PTS 2018

PTS 2018

You're invited to apply to AUJS' 20th annual Political Training Seminar (PTS)!


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You're invited to apply to AUJS' 20th annual Political Training Seminar (PTS)!

AUJS' PTS presents an unparalleled opportunity for students to engage with Australia’s political, media and community leaders right in the nation's capital, as well as attend invaluable skills-based training sessions. Everyone is encouraged to apply, whether you spend every day living and breathing politics or cannot remember who you voted for in the last election.

This year, PTS will be held at Parliament House in Canberra from Sunday, March 25th until Tuesday, March 27th, 2018.

PTS 2018 will include:
- Talks from senior Parliamentarians, journalists, lobbyists and community leaders
- Political skills training
- Behind the scenes access to Parliament House and attendance at Question Time
- Dinner at the Israeli Embassy with Embassy staff 

Applications are required as space is limited on PTS. Please apply by filling out the application form and buying a ticket at

Your application will not be considered complete unless you have also purchased your ticket. 

You will be notified within two weeks of your application as to the status of your participation. Please do not book flights or transportation to Canberra until you hear back from us.

Applications strictly close on Sunday, March 4th, 2018.

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Cost: AUD$170.00 per person.

This cost includes: all accommodation, all transportation within Canberra, fully catered Kosher meals, and all other activities. It does not include transportation to Canberra. 

**If a participant cancels within two weeks of PTS, AUJS retains the right to not return the cost of the ticket to the participant.

**If a participant's application is unsuccessful, their ticket will be fully refunded. 

** ** ** Subsidies 
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Further means-tested subsidies are available for the conference. For a confidential conversation on subsidies please contact the AUJS Executive Director, Jake Campbell at Subsidy requests will not be accepted after March 4th, 2018.

** ** ** Flying to Canberra 
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Participants flying to Canberra must arrive at Canberra International Airport on Sunday, 25th March 2018 in time to arrive at the Conference. The Conference will begin at 10:45 AM at Australian National University. 

** ** ** New South Wales Participants 
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If there is sufficient demand, we will be organising a carpool from NSW to the ACT. This will involve an extra cost (nominal amount to contribute to petrol cost) for the participant. Please indicate on your application whether you would be interested in the carpool. Interstate participants can also request this.

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As PTS will be taking place over two weekdays, should it conflict with university commitments, AUJS will write a letter on your behalf, asking faculty members to help facilitate your participation. 

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AUJS is extremely grateful that for many years, PTS has received the outstanding and consistent support of the JCA and the JCA Dave Burnett Leadership Fund, which was established to honour the memory of one of our community's most passionate leaders, and a rising star in politics. 

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To apply for PTS please visit

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Noa Bloch, AUJS Political Affairs Director, at