Expanding career options for women - Scholarship Program application

The State Government is encouraging women to take up non-traditional industries and trades and occupations where women currently make up less than 25 per cent of the total workforce.

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The State Government is encouraging women to take up non-traditional industries and trades and occupations where women currently make up less than 25 per cent of the total workforce.

Up to 400 scholarships - over four years - to the value of $3,000 each, will be available to women over the age of 18 who have left school and who undertake training at Certificate III level or above in eligible qualifications. There are up to 100 scholarships available for 2015.

This scholarship program is a joint initiative of the Department of Training and Workforce Development, the Department of Local Government and Communities and the Construction Training Fund.

Scholarships are available to women and employers planning to train in around 180 eligible qualifications, linked to non-traditional occupations.

For institutional training:

  • $3000 will be available for women planning to undertake a publicly funded institutional training course in an approved qualification.

For apprenticeships and traineeships:

  • $1000 will be available for women planning to undertake an approved apprenticeship or traineeship; and
  • their employers will receive a $2000 incentive payment.

These scholarships can be used to help with costs associated with training, including student fees, learning resources, mentoring, coaching, tools, equipment, accommodation, transport and childcare fees.

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Should you require further information, or require the application form in an alternative format, please contact the Department of Training and Workforce Development on wntt@dtwd.wa.gov.au or telephone (08) 6551 5947.
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