The Expanding career options for women scholarship program is a joint initiative of the Department of Local Government and Communities, the Construction Training Fund and the Department of Training and Workforce Development. Over a period of four years 400 scholarships in a variety of industry areas will be offered to eligible women in metropolitan and regional areas. Women and employers of women are encouraged to apply.
Scholarships of up to $3 000 are available for women who are planning to take up training in non-traditional industries where women currently make up less than 25% of the total workforce.
Scholarships can help with the costs associated with training, including:
- student fees;
- learning resources, and tools and equipment;
- mentoring and coaching;
- accommodation and transport; and
- childcare fees.
There are more than 240 qualifications to choose from, starting at Certificate II level. View the list of qualifications for the 2018 program [PDF 137KB]. If you would like to start a career or upskill, register your interest for the 2018 scholarship program.