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Round 2 opens 24 April 2020 and closes at 5:00pm 24 July 2020

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.

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.

The Program provides scholarships to successful applicants of up to $5,000 a year to undertake an Approved Course of Study in one of 10 regional areas experiencing high youth unemployment. The scholarships target occupations identified in projected growth industries and in-demand occupations within each region.

Scholarship recipients will also complete a 20 business day paid internship, for which they will receive an additional $3,000. Host employers will receive $500 per intern.

Please follow this link for more information.