The Commonwealth Government’s Scholarships Program for Young Australians Program provides scholarships of up to $10,000 for study costs, for courses that target in-demand occupations across a range of industries including construction, healthcare, information technology, sports and recreation and education.
Applicants who are eligible can apply for the scholarship to undertake an approved course of study at Certificate III to Advanced Diploma levels. Courses can be undertaken part time or full time, and you will also complete a 20-day paid internship for which you will receive an additional $3,000.
Young people aged 15—24 or recently exited Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel in nominated regions of WA can apply for the scholarship program. Priority will be given to the following cohorts.
- Individuals who have exited from the ADF in the previous two years (age criteria does not apply for ex-ADF applicants)
- Indigenous young Australians
- Young Australians with a disability
- Young Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
Full details about the program, including a list of eligible occupations can be found on the Busy at Work website. The program is available for eligible applicants residing within the Armadale and Wanneroo regions, check here to see if your location falls within these regions.
If you would like free support and advice to help choose from the available occupation areas, to suit your career goals, please visit your local Jobs and Skills Centre.
You may also find it helpful to look through the occupation profiles on the Jobs and Skills WA website, to learn more about the occupations on the scholarship list.