Guidelines for APCASOT applicants seeking support from Cancer Council Victoria

APCASOT applicants should read the following instructions before contacting us.

Conditions for hosting applications

  1. From 2001 the Cancer Council will only provide training in:

    Area 1:Prevention & peer education programmes (not early detection)
    Area 2: Patient services (non-medical)
    Area 7: Behavioural research
    Area 8: Surveillance of cancer statistics (training in cancer registry only)
  2. Requests for hosting should reach Cancer Council Victoria by 1 June at the latest. Applications received after that deadline will not be considered. All applications will be acknowledged upon receipt and applicants will be advised of the outcome by 1 July.
  3. Applications for hosting must provide specific information about the candidate's area of expertise, details of her/his project and how this fit in with her/his organisation's strategic plan. A letter of endorsement from the supervisor must be included with the application, as well as details of the type of resources available for the project, (e.g. computer programs).
  4. The successful applicant must consent to phone Cancer Council Victoria at a mutually agreed time, before leaving for Australia, for an interview about his or her project.

Guidelines for successful applicants

Fellows can expect to receive the following from Cancer Council Victoria:

  1. A warm welcome.
  2. Information about Melbourne, local accommodation, including daily rates, location and contact details, transport facilities.
  3. Program of training (including general basic orientation and specialised information sessions with various Units). This will be sent to grant fellows before their arrival at the Cancer Council.
    (note: the grant recipient will be responsible for adhering strictly to the prepared schedule)
  4. Available printed material on the work of the Cancer Council and on cancer control generally.

Grant recipients cannot expect to receive the following from Cancer Council Victoria:

  1. Secretarial assistance
  2. Translation service
  3. Transport to and from the airport or within Melbourne
    Taxis are available at all hours at Melbourne Airport and fellows must find their own way to Cancer Council Victoria.
  4. Meals and accommodation
    Fellows must reserve their own accommodation before arriving in Melbourne
  5. Unlimited computer access and use of telephone
    The Cancer Council will do its best to provide fellows with an office with a desk. They will be able to use the telephone for local calls and, where possible, they will be given limited access to the computer network to enable them to use the Internet, do word processing and printing.
  6. Certificates of merit or commemorative plaques, etc
    As required by the UICC, the Director of Cancer Council Victoria will complete and sign the evaluation form at the end of the visit.