Scholarships available for veterans in regional Australia

Scholarships available for veterans in regional Australia

Applications are open for the Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians (and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel) – an Australian Government initiative.

2 July 2020

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Open to young people aged 15-24 or those who have transitioned from the ADF in the past two years (no age restrictions), successful applicants will be supported to undertake an approved Vocational Education and Training course at Certificate III level to Advanced Diploma level.

Part-time and full-time courses are available in industries identified as in demand in regional Australia including, but not limited to: healthcare, financial services, sports and recreation, science and construction.

Successful applicants will receive up to $5,000 per year in study assistance, as well as up to $3,000 to undertake a paid internship or work placement for 20 business days.

The program will be delivered in:

NSW – Grafton and Gosford
NT – Alice Springs
QLD – Maryborough and Townsville
SA – Port Pirie
TAS – Burnie
VIC – Shepparton
WA – Wanneroo and Armadale
Please note: The boundaries have been extended in some of these regions. More information can be found here.

Applications for Round 2 close 5:00 pm, 24 July 2020, with a third round expected later in the year.

For more information about this program or other employment initiatives visit the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program website. 

The Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program provides helpful resources, including the Veterans’ Employment Toolkit, to assist veterans in making the transition to civilian employment. The online Toolkit has been developed to help veterans prepare for the next step in their career, including information on how they can translate their military skills and adjust to the civilian workforce. It also provides useful tips to help with the transition process, as well as practical advice for writing a resume and job application, and preparing for an interview. 

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