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Expanding Career Options for Women Scholarship Program

The State Government is encouraging women to take up non-traditional industries where women make up less than 25 per cent of the total workforce. 
 
Up to 400 scholarships over four years will be available for both institutional and employment based training:
a)    institutional training - $3000 will be available for women planning to undertake a publicly funded institutional training course in an approved qualification; or
b)    employment based training - $1000 will be available for women planning to do 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 undertaking training, including student fees, learning resources, mentoring, coaching, tools, equipment, accommodation, transport and childcare fees.
 
There are over 240 approved qualifications linked to non-traditional occupations.  Eligible Qualifications
 
Applications will close on 31 October 2017, with all applicants notified of the outcome of their application in December 2017.
 
Successful scholarship applicants will need to commence their training between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018. 
 
Please find attached a list of the eligible qualifications and flyers, for your promotional use. 
Prospective applicants can submit online at https://expandingoptions.awardsplatform.com
 
For more information or to apply for a scholarship go to dtwd.wa.gov.au. and click on the “Expanding Career Options for Women” tab.

Page last updated September 04, 2017