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Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians - Grant Opportunity Guidelines Round 2 2020

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Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians Project Manager

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GO ID:
GO3925
Agency:
Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Close Date & Time:
24-Jul-2020 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
GO3700
Primary Category:
191006 - Scholarships
Publish Date:
16-Apr-2020
Location:
NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive

Description:

The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians (the Program) offers 400 scholarships to unemployed youth residing in any of the following 10 regional locations:
• Grafton
• Gosford
• Wanneroo
• Armadale
• Shepparton
• Townsville
• Maryborough
• Port Pirie
• Burnie
• Alice Springs
to undertake Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, including workplace-based internships with local businesses.

Priority is given to the following applicants:
• have exited the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in the previous 2 years, regardless of age
• Indigenous young Australians
• young Australians with a disability; and
• young Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Under the Program scholars are given the opportunity to complete a VET course from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level in an Approved Program of Study that leads to an occupation in demand. Scholars participate in an industry based work placements that directly links study to real jobs through completing a 20 business day paid Internship.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
• aged 15 to 24 years or recently exited from the ADF regardless of age;
• not in full-time work at the time of applying;
• living in one of the 10 nominated regional areas; and
• applied for an eligible VET qualification at the Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level that leads to an occupation in demand.

Priority is given to the following applicants:
• who have exited the ADF in the previous 2 years,
• Indigenous young Australians
• young Australians with a disability; and
• young Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Scholarships are available for a minimum of six months to a maximum of two years, with the scholarship amount varying based on length of study or training. Where a scholar is undertaking study over a longer period, scholarship funding is strictly available for a maximum of two years only.

Total Amount Available (AUD):
$5,559,300.00
Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From $4,750.00 to $13,500.00
Instructions for Application Submission:

Further information, including eligibility criteria and scholarship requirements, is available in the Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians - Grant Opportunity Guidelines Round 2 2020.

The second Application Round will be open to receive applications for a period of nine weeks, opening on 24 April 2020 and closing at 17:00 AEST on 24 July 2020. 

Information about the Program, including how to apply, can be found at

https://www.employment.gov.au/commonwealth-scholarships-program-young-australians.

To access the Grant Opportunity Guidelines for Applicants, click on the Grant Opportunity (GO) Documents button. 

If you have any further questions about this opportunity, you can contact The BUSY Group on 13 BUSY (13 28 79) or email:  scholarships@busyatwork.com.au.

Other Instructions:

Please refer to the updated Round 2 Grant Opportunity Guideline in the addendum.

Addenda Available:

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Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians Project Manager

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