2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications

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AUS Branch - Travel Scholarship

Nominations Deadline: Jan 25, 2019

All nominations should be sent to: IAATI Australasian Branch, PO Box PO Box 71, Collinswood, South Australia 5081 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Australasian Branch Committee of IAATI recognises that our geographic isolation can sometimes be a barrier for its members to keep abreast of current international trends. While the Committee strives to invite international experts to our Annual Training Seminars it is not always possible to arrange such visits.

With the support of our long term sponsor, F.I.R.E.S., we have established a travel scholarship to assist the chosen Australasian Branch member with their travel and accommodation costs to attend any IAATI training outside the Australasian Branch during the next 12 months.

Through this new initiative the successful Australasian Branch Member will receive reimbursements up to the value of $AUS 3,000 for specified travel and accommodation expenses (subject to conditions specified in the brochure)

This is a valuable opportunity to enhance your career. Not only will you get to learn first hand of trends, modus operandi, successful investigation methods etc. from leading experts, you will also develop important contacts that will be able to assist you with future investigations and form life long friendships.

In addition you will return home with increased skills and knowledge that you can share with your colleagues and improve your promotional prospects.

The closing date for nominations is 25th January 2019.

Note: the successful applicant may be asked by the host Chapter or Branch to provide a presentation to their delegates.

The winner of the 2019 Travel Scholarship will be able to choose from any of the following IAATI Training Seminars:
 67th International Training Seminar: September 16-20, 2019, Glasgow Scotland
 Latin American Branch Yet to be scheduled—Expect to be held in June or July
 South African Branch Yet to be scheduled—Expect to be held in Oct. or Nov.
 North East Regional Chapter Yet to be scheduled
 North Central Regional Chapter Yet to be scheduled
 South Central Regional Chapter October 6-11, 2019, Waco, Texas, USA

For more details on the judging criteria, conditions and how to nominate please download the documents on the following page 2019 Australasian Awards and Travel Scholarship - Call for Applications

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Award Recipients

Name or Group
Brett Florence

2018 Travel Scholarship

Sponsored by Fire Investigation Risk and Enquiry Services Pty Ltd


The 2018 recipient of the Branch’s Annual Travel scholarship was Det. Leading Senior Constable Brett Florence from Victoria Police.  Brett has 14 years’ experience investigating vehicle crime related matters with the Victoria Police. Within this time he has become the subject matter expert providing training and guidance to local police and developed a training course for all local and interstate police

Brett has previously provided education to IAATI members and non-IAATI member groups on vehicle theft related matters. This includes both interstate police services, state government and insurance industry experts as well as local community groups. I have spoken at various IAATI seminars in past years and co-coordinated the 2016 Melbourne seminar. 

Brett will be using the $3,000 Travel Scholarship to attend the 2018 International IAATI Seminar in Pittsburgh in August.

Brett Florence, Winner of the 2018 Australasian Branch Travel Scholarship

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