Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about University Early Entry
We know that Year 12 is a big one, huge in fact. With that in mind, have you heard about Early Entry? It’s one hack that could save you a whole lot of time and stress later in the year.
What is Early Entry?
Some universities and tertiary admissions centres (TAC) systems in place that allow them to accept early applications, select students and offer them a place on the course they’ve chosen before the end of year exams have been sat, let alone ATAR results published.
So you could receive an offer before the main December and January offer rounds (when the majority of your cohort will get their offers).
Which Universities offer Early Entry programs?
These are the universities that offered early programs for students commencing studies this year (2020), for an updated list, check on revised guide for 2021, coming soon.
- Australian Catholic University (ACU)
- Australian National University (ANU)
- Bond University
- Campion College
- La Trobe University
- Macquarie University
- Southern Cross University (SCU)
- Torrens University
- University of New England (UNE)
- University of Newcastle (UON)
- The University of Notre Dame
- University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
- University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
- University of Sydney (US)
- University of Tasmania (UTAS)
- University of Wollongong (UOW)
- Western Sydney University (WSU)
Who is eligible to apply for Early Entry?
If you have been getting outstanding academic achievements in Year 11 and semester 1 of Year 12, or you’ve thrown yourself into community engagement (e.g. volunteering), or you’ve been recognised as your school as a future leader, then you could be eligible to apply for early entry.
If it’s something you’re really interested in applying for, but you’re unsure you’ll meet the criteria, it’s definitely worth doing some more research, individual programs may have different requirements that you will be able to apply for (e.g. rural or remote students, or financial status).
When can I expect to receive my Early Entry offer?
Depending on the University’s calendar, you could receive a conditional offer within 10 days of submitting your completed application and certainly not later than November 2020.
When do applications open for Early Entry?
Some programs are open now and closing dates come around as quick as the end of May. So make sure that you check all the key dates for all the programs you’re interested in applying for to make sure that you don’t miss out.
What is a conditional offer?
If you receive an offer, be proud – it means that the university definitely sees your potential and thinks you’ll be a great candidate to study with them in 2021. Usually the offer you’ll receive will be “conditional” – for example, if you score an ATAR of 82 then you’re guaranteed a place on this course.
How do conditional offers work?
Once your application is submitted, the institutions will cross match your skills and achievements with the prerequisites of your listed preferences. Then based on all the information you’ve provided, they’ll calculate a realistic ATAR they’d like you to achieve.
It’s likely that for most early entry offers, the main condition is that you obtain the ATAR they’ve formulated (or above, of course) in order to go ahead and enrol on the course. So don’t slack off once you’ve received your offer, you’ll still need to perform your best in the exams.
What’s the difference between a guaranteed & a conditional offer?
A conditional offer is a form of guarantee – the university is saying that as long as you get the ATAR they’ve predicted for you, or meet any other conditions they’ve set, then you are guaranteed a place on the course you’ve chosen with them.
The lucky few may receive a “guaranteed offer” straight away but these are much rarer, and some conditions may still apply. So make sure you check all the small print before you accept any offer.
What are the advantages of applying for Early Entry?
If you meet the eligibility criteria but are unsure about whether to apply, here’s a few of the benefits to consider:
- Get the applications and administrative requirements out of the way right now
- Security of knowing you already have a uni offer going into exams
- May have scholarships and bursaries affiliated with them
- Help you concentrate better on schoolwork later in the year
- Get a head start on getting organised for life at uni
- If you’ll be moving away from home, you could sort the accommodation you want and beat the rush
- Save money as the majority of direct applications are FREE (TAC’s charge a fee for the application process)
- You don’t have to accept any offers and can still apply through the traditional route later in the year (in which case you’ll have all your documentation ready to go and have your preferences selected too).
How many Early Entry programs can I apply for?
As long as you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for every early entry program on offer.
What happens if I receive more than one Early Entry offer?
If you get multiple offers, you’ll be in a great position, and you get to accept the offer for the course that ticks all of your boxes.
What happens if I don’t get an offer through Early Entry?
You might be disappointed if you don’t receive an offer through early entry applications, but that’s about as serious as it gets.
You’ll still be able to apply for university (the same ones, and the same courses even) through the traditional application system later in the year – and yes, we’ll have a step by step guide for that too.
Plus, having completed applications already, you’ll find it easier and quicker to get your applications next time and you’ll likely have all the documentation you’ll need already organised.
Early Entry sounds great – what’s next?
Unfortunately, early entry applications do have a catch – almost all of the programs and universities have their own (read: different) processes and systems, so navigating it all can seem like a bit of a nightmare.
The skills you could get from Work Experience
If you’re contemplating getting some work experience, but you’ve read that in all likelihood most of your time will be spent observing, you might be a bit confused about the skills you could be taking away.
Well, not all work experience will be watching and learning (and if they are at least your observational and note taking skills will be top notch by the end of it). In reality there’s every chance that you’ll be leaving your placement with new or improved technical skills that are specific to each job or industry.
Is that all?
There’s way more to work experience.
Applying for a position and turning up will alone guarantee that you’ll have demonstrable talents to add to your resume.
Don’t believe us? Here are just a few examples of skills you’ll need at work and that you could develop when you sign up:
- Problem solving – you won’t be expected to problem solve at work experience but finding solutions to how you’ll get there each day, arrive on time, organise your day etc. are all examples of this skill.
- Time management – arriving on time, knuckling down & getting tasks done.
- Organisation – managing your time efficiently, the practicalities of heading off to work and ticking jobs off your “to do” list, could help you find hacks that work for you and improve your organisational know how.
- Communication and other interpersonal skills – having to work closely with your supervisor, other employees and customers, your verbal and non-verbal communication skills will get a workout. In addition to honing your communication talents, you might find that your active listening, clarity and diplomacy abilities are improved too.
- Teamwork – working well with other people, listening to them, following instructions, engaging, and adding value in the workplace, all add up demonstrable teamwork skills, highly desired by most employers.
- Professionalism – includes looking the part, taking the job seriously, trying your best, and using appropriate language.
- Networking – you’ve heard that phrase “it’s not what you know but who you know”? Well it’s very true in lots of aspects of life, so learning how to network well could open up new opportunities for you.
- Business etiquette – watching and learning everything from how to write professional emails, the best way to answer the phone, when to step back from a situation, how to remain professional in all situations, are invaluable when you’re looking for paid work.
- Initiative – if you finish a task and your supervisor is busy, wash up the mugs, do some filing, ask around if there’s another job you can do to help out – just be proactive. Also, let your employer know if you have an idea about trying something new or different that could help get the job done.
- Work ethic – don’t complain, don’t slack off and take advantage of the fact you’re not at school, don’t take excessive breaks, don’t spend time on your phone. DO try you’re best, give everything a go, and ask for help if you need it.
- Willingness to learn – be enthusiastic, show you’re ready to listen and learn, try new things, follow instructions, don’t be a know it all.
- Computer, technical or practical skills – you probably have a great understanding of technology but using it in a workplace environment, using new programs, software and equipment will only expand your knowledge.
- Customer service – dealing with the public isn’t always easy, learning how to handle tricky situations, keep customers happy or just provide with the information they need, is a great skill to have in any industry.
- Confidence and self-esteem – these might not sound like any skills you’ve heard of before, but they’re really important as you go through life. They’ll help you reach goals, take opportunities, challenge yourself and ultimately help you move forward.
To get the most out of work experience don’t forget….
Ask lots of questions at your placement to maximise the benefits from being there.
Think about the skills you gained from your work experience and make sure you add them to your resume or portfolio.
Gap Years and what you should know about them
What is a gap year?
You might hear talk about the fabled gap year around the school yard, but not really understand what it’s all about. Well, for some people it’s basically a well deserved brain break after completing high school or university (or even several years in the same job).
Quite simply it’s when you take some time out of your regular life or routine to concentrate on yourself.
Yep that’s really all there is to it.
The best time to take a gap year
In an ideal world, you’d take a gap year when you’ve finished one project or life chapter, before starting the next.
For example, once you’ve finished Year 12 you might like to take a gap year before you start your uni degree. Or after you’ve completed your tertiary studies, a gap year before you start working could be perfect for you.
But realistically, there is no right or wrong time, you can even take gap years once you’ve started working (terms vary depending on your employer).
Gap year ideas
Got itchy feet? You could travel.
Need more life experience? No problem, you could learn new languages and skills. Contribute to worthwhile projects and volunteer to help others.
Perhaps you just need to make some money so that you can afford to continue on the pathway you’ve chosen without accumulating huge debts. Not only would you reap the financial rewards, you’d also benefit from getting work experience, improving your employability skills, networking, and building on your resume.
Take the opportunity to decide what you’re looking for from future studies, career goals or other endeavours, and refocus.
Take a gap year overseas
Immerse yourself in new cultures, learn a language, experience life from an alternative perspective. Learn to live independently and be responsible, they’re great qualities that could serve you well.
Whether you choose to travel independently or as part of an organised tour, there’s plenty of help out there to help you maximise on your year out.
Have a look at:
It’s perfectly ok to go away and be a tourist for a year too, undoubtedly you’ll still gain a wealth of experience as well as having fun.
Get a Gap Year Job
You could make the most of your gap year’s need to earn but still have some fun and new experiences. You could find jobs near home, in different parts of Australia, or even in a different country.
Things you could try include:
- Ski Season and other seasonal workers
- Teaching e.g. teach others English overseas, or make some money teaching your skills (e.g. playing an instrument, maths tutor)
- Summer Camp
- Life guard
- Au Pair
- Become part of an outdoor adventure crew
- Resort work
- Cruise ships
- Tour guide
See what the Australian Defence Force Gap Year program has to offer
You can apply to take part in an ADF gap year program – whether you’re considering joining up or not.
You could experience a number of jobs that the Army, Navy or Air Force have to offer, as well as gaining new skills e.g. leadership , meet new people, travel and go adventuring.
What are the benefits of taking a gap year?
There are lots.
- You could broaden your horizons
- experience new things
- learn new skills including life skills
- uncover hidden passions or discover new ones
- prepare yourself for uni
- have adventures
- make you more appealing to potential employers by displaying qualities such as initiative independence, open-mindedness, problem solving, maturity and grit.
- experience the world outside the classroom
- relieve some of the pressure about choosing your pathway and allowing time to make choices that reflect what you really want to do
How to tell if a gap year is the right option for you
Give it some thought, decide what you might like to do if you took a gap year, then find out what’s involved including time scales and costs.
If you’re in Year 12 right now, you can still apply for uni later in the year, then when you’ve received your offer – you might be able to defer for a year. Meaning you could take a gap year knowing that when you come back in 12 months, your place at university will still be waiting for you.
Make sure you read up about deferring uni, check that it’s an option for the institution or course you’d most like to attend. You can also find out about applying for university when you’re no longer a school leaver, giving you some breathing space if you’re unsure about the course you really want to study right now.
Still undecided whether it’s the right step for you? Perhaps our Gap Year Quiz could help you make up your mind.
Talk about it with your parents, friends, and teachers. Start doing some research and find out how you could make the most out of the opportunities available to you.
If you don’t think it’s the right time for you, then you can just shelve the idea and come back to it later if you want to.
To find out more about Gap Years or be inspired by opportunities that are out there, you could head over to our dedicated page and start your journey there.
Rotary Youth Exchange Australia
Wanting to travel during your studies? Rotary Youth Exchange Australia offers programs that run for up to 12 months for high school students aged between 15-18, giving you the chance to live and study abroad.
There are more than 30 countries you can choose from for your exchange program.
Expressions of interest for 2021 exchanges are open now.
Find out more here: https://ryea.org.au/
4 tips to help get smart about money
What is financial literacy?
By the time you leave high school and often before, it’s important to learn how to manage your money and make decisions that make financial sense for your situation.
If you can budget, manage your money, make wise decisions about your spending and saving habits, then you’re well on your way to being financially literate.
Having these skills are a huge advantage all through life and could help to prevent you falling into masses of debt.
How to improve your financial skills
- Set up a bank account
Even if you don’t have much money coming in, it’s a great idea to have your own bank account and debit card so that you’re ready when you do start earning.
You’ll also have somewhere safe to put pocket money and monetary gifts that you might receive, instead of risking it dropping out of your pocket at school, going through the washing machine, or tempting you to buy something you don’t really need.
- Find a job
Once you start earning your own money, you’ll appreciate it’s value much more. It could encourage you to make better decisions about what you buy, when you know how long it took you to earn it.
- Do a budgeting challenge
You may not have seen Teenage Boss, it’s a show where teens in a household are allowed to take over the family budget for a month.
Perhaps you could do something similar at home?
Speak to your parents and work out:
- Your household monthly income
- Household monthly outgoings (that’s all the bills from food and electricity, to rates and school shoes)
- Decide on a target figure that you’d like to save
- Work on how you can implement changes to reach your target
E.g. Write meal plans and cook in bulk, find free activities to do in your spare time, recycle all your cans and bottles for extra cash.
- Start saving
You could just start saving today, it’s simple. Figure out how much money you already have, or how much you get every week and commit to setting aside a percentage of that.
Make sure it’s not too easy to get too, otherwise you could be more tempted to dip into it.
When you set up your bank account, talk to the bank about a savings plan as well. They can give you lots of ideas about the best way to save for you, including where your savings will get the most interest etc.
The money you put away could help you buy a car, go towards uni, or pay for your gap year gallivanting.
Starting University – advice from indigenous students
If you’re in Year 12 this year and planning to go to university in 2021, you could be feeling a little bit nervous about what’s in store for you.
The ABC has published a new article with tips from current uni students that might help you address any niggles and embrace the excitement about heading off to start a new chapter in life.
There are general tips on day-to-day living, orientation week, utilising the indigenous support unit, and getting involved with the student union.
You can read what they have to say in the full article.
Indigenous Student Support at Swinburne
The Indigenous Student Services team in the Moondani Toombadool Centre supports Indigenous students, including on-campus, online and community learners, to be in control of their own studies.
Students can receive assistance with pre-enrolment, subject selection, orientation and graduation as well as plans for life after studying. We ensure students’ education and training experience is positive, inclusive and successful.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Swinburne can apply to work with qualified tutors to assist with their studies as part of the Indigenous Academic Success Program. Eligible students receive two (2) hours’ tuition per unit of study per week. Additional tuition for exam preparation is also provided. The availability of tuition is based on funding and need. The program is provided free to eligible students.
Find out more here: https://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/our-university/indigenous-matters/indigenous-student-support/
Spend your Gap Year in the United Kingdom
Letz Live has a UK Gap Year Program that lets you spend your gap year overseas, while being paid.
As part of the program you will experience living in a boarding school and get paid to become a short-term assistant there. Your accommodation and meals are also covered. During your time off you are free to explore the United Kingdom and Europe.
Applications for programs starting in August 2020 and January 2021 are open now, and close on Friday 20 March.
Find out more here: https://www.letzlive.org/gap-year/united-kingdom/
Overseas Study Opportunities
Thinking of going on student exchange or travelling for your gap year, but aren’t sure where to start?
Cluey Learning has put together a blog with heaps of useful information about travel providers and programs.
Check it out here: https://clueylearning.com.au/blog/guide-to-overseas-exchange-opportunities/
Headspace Resources for Young People
Headspace has a great suite of resources available on their website specifically tailored to young people.
If you are looking for advice about health and wellbeing, life, study, work and more, they have plenty of resources to help.
Check it out here: https://headspace.org.au/young-people/life-issues/
Warumilang at AFL SportsReady
AFL SportsReady believes that education and employment are vital for people to successfully participate in society. AFL SportsReady’s vision is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have the same opportunities as other Australians to start their careers with confidence, qualifications and skills.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program, Warumilang, represents the support and opportunities created for Indigenous people through quality education and employment. Warumilang focuses on strengthening relationships, promoting respect and creating employment and education opportunities for young Indigenous people.
The Warumilang program offers many benefits, including:
- Direct Employment
- Cultural Awareness Training
Find out more and express interest in joining the program here: http://aflsportsready.com.au/warumilang/
What you need to know about Co-op Scholarships
Successfully applying for a co-op scholarship could do much more for you than simply covering your costs.
Premium scholarships with extra value
Scholarships are generally sums of money donated to applicants who meet the eligibility requirements specific to that scholarship, there are thousands available in Australia.
They could really make a difference to your tertiary education experience by removing financial pressure and other barriers that could otherwise prevent you from achieving your goals. Or, they could help you start your working life in less debt than you otherwise would.
How great is that?
Co-op Scholarships go the extra mile. Not only do they provide some financial benefit (or in some cases a lot), they could also provide you with amazing extras such as:
- Leadership and development programs
- Work experience
- Paid internships
- Tuition fees paid
- Guaranteed accommodation
- Access to workshops and special events
Who can apply for a Co-op Scholarship?
Each scholarship is unique to the institution or provider, so you’ll have to check that you’ll meet the eligibility requirements before you spend time applying.
Co-op scholarships are generally open to high achievers.
If you think that doesn’t sound like you, it’s still worth checking – merit isn’t just given for amazing academic results, although it is often a pre-requisite.
Some scholarships will accept applications from people who’ve been recommended by their school for their outstanding contributions. Others want to reward individuals who’ve worked hard and made a difference with community involvement, or perhaps have shown great potential with their leadership abilities.
Competitive but worth the rewards
These esteemed scholarships are highly sought after, so the applications can be highly competitive, but they are definitely worth your time applying.
Many of these programs have a 100% success rate for employment upon graduation.
You might receive an income while you’re still studying at uni as some internships are salaried
If you don’t leave university with a job already lined up, the fact that you received a Co-op Scholarship will look fantastic on your resume, could appeal to potential employers, and may have provided you with relevant work experience and useful industry contacts.
In other words, you’ll definitely be ahead of the pack.
There are benefits to just applying for a co-op scholarship
Putting yourself forward for the co-op scholarships and completing the application will give you invaluable experience in completing intricate applications and doing well at interviews.
Your confidence could receive a little boost knowing that you’re considered eligible, that your application was considered and that you put yourself outside your comfort zone and survived intact.
In some cases, if you’re application isn’t successful but the panel were impressed by your application, they could suggest alternative scholarships and programs to apply for.
Even if you don’t exactly meet the eligibility requirements but you’re close, you’ve excelled in some areas and your application really stands out, providers might just bend the rules for an outstanding candidate…. it could be you.
So what’s the catch?
Being granted on of these highly prized co-op scholarships you’ll be expected to take your studies seriously.
You’ll have to make sure you stay on track and achieve your predicted ATAR results (or better).
Once you’ve enrolled at university and started your course, you’ll have to maintain the required GPA in order to keep the scholarship. You might even have to comply with other requirements, for example:
- Help out at ‘O’ week
- Commit to helping out on campus
- Active involvement within your chosen department, and
- Attending all additional programs and events that you’re entitled to.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Co-op Scholarships
What ATAR do I need to be eligible for a co-op scholarship?
It really depends on the institution. For example, at UNSW you’ll need a predicted ATAR of 96 or above to apply, whereas at Federation Uni if you have a predicted ATAR of 80 you could be eligible.
Some programs don’t even specify an ATAR.
How are co-op scholars selected?
The application process for each scholarship varies, you’ll often have to:
- Meet all the eligibility requirement
- Complete a special application form available from the institutions before the closing date
- Provide supporting evidence and recommendations
- You might have to complete a personal statement, answer some questions, or prepare a video or other element of the application
- Attend and interview to be assessed
But you should read all of the application details for the co-op scholarship you’re interested in applying for to make sure you know exactly what to do.
Can I defer my Co-op Scholarship?
Some scholarships allow you to defer, but it’s unlikely with Co-op scholarships will because they are so competitive and sought after – you’ll need to check with the individual provider to confirm this though.
If you are successful in receiving a scholarship and then need to defer your enrolment, you might have to complete another application and go through the entire process the following year (if the application criteria allows for that).
Become a Better Public Speaker
Getting up and speaking in front of a crowd – big or small – can be pretty daunting. But it’s something that most of us will have to do at least a few times in our life.
If it’s something you struggle with, don’t lose hope – anyone can be a great public speaker.
Business Insider has written an article full of tips to help even the most nervous person sound like a pro.
You can check it out here: https://www.businessinsider.com/9-speaking-habits-that-will-make-you-sound-smarter-2015-10?IR=T
Want to Travel to Antarctica?
Intrepid Travel and the World Wildlife Fund have partnered up to offer an amazing trip to the Antarctic Peninsula.
You can spend the 11-day journey spotting whales, penguins and other wildlife while exploring the icy lands of Antarctica. If you have a passion for wildlife, science, or just adventure, this could be an awesome trip. You can even add extras to the trip such as kayaking, a photography masterclass, a polar plunge or even an overnight camp on Antarctic shores.
The next trips leave early 2021 and are available for booking now.
Find out more: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/antarctica/wwf-giants-antarctica-130672
Top 5 Student Exchange Providers
Got the travel bug? Don’t want to wait the holidays? There are plenty of companies out there that can help you organise a student exchange. You could have the opportunity to study and live in countries around the world.
Check out each provider below to see which countries they go to and what kind of programs they offer. Many of them will also hold information nights if you’re keen to find out more.
- Student Exchange Australia New Zealand
- WEP Student Exchange
- AFS Intercultural Programs Australia
- EF Foreign Exchange
- Rotary Youth Exchange Australia
7 apps to help you manage your money
You’re never too young to start learning good money habits, but sometimes it can be hard to know what to do or stay on track.
Like pretty much everything else in 2020, there are apps to help out.
Here’s a few that we think are interesting, if you don’t find the right one for you on our list, decide what you’d like from an app and a simple search will probably provide you with a tonne more options.
1. Got a bank account?
Banks will mostly have their own apps and since you’ve got an account with them, chances are it will be free to download and use – bonus. If you don’t have a bank account yet, then maybe this a timely reminder to get one sorted out, then you’ll be able to access their free services (including apps) too.
They could allow you to manage your funds, check your balance, transfer between accounts, pay for stuff, and budget your money. You could also check if the app features ‘tap and pay’ so you use your phone to pay for things instead of taking your cash cards with you and risk losing them.
If you don’t have a bank account, this family app could be handy to help you and your parents keep on top of all things financial in your world. With options to mark when chores are completed, send lunch money reminders to your folks, see when and where you’ve spent money and get your parents to pre-load a virtual debit card with funds when you need them.
There is a fee for this app and be warned parental involvement is required. In fact, they get to more control than you do and could even turn off your debit card to protect you from fraud… or as a punishment.
Keep track of chores and pocket money you’ve earned and get rewards which you can track and cash-in when you reach your goals.
Get your allowance transferred direct to your account, set up different “banks” for different funds like travel, lunch, phone etc. And track your spending from each bank. Keep track of your rewards online and convert them into real world treats or extra money.
If you’re serious about your finances, you’ve got your own bank account and maybe you’re earning a wage. Plus, you’ve got goals and targets that you’d like to hit, this budgeting app could be the one for you.
It offers a wide range of features, including a budgeting tools, which is the first thing you’ll see when you log in. You’ll receive alerts when you go over budget, can track your spending, or see your overall cash flow at a glance. It could help you understand where your money goes each month and make it easier to rein in your spending.
If you’re a chronic over spender whose money is always burning a hole in your pocket, then this app could put the brakes on for you.
It links to all your accounts and tracks your spending, gives you a breakdown of where you spend money and even suggest ways to save you money and improve your financial health.
Earn, save, share, spend and invest your allowance.
Loaded with features to help you learn great money habits, you can even donate part of your earnings, start your own investment portfolio and buy shares, and learn to spend responsibly.
There’s no subscription fee when you sign up either.
This app costs $4.99 a month but that’s for the whole family (including up to 5 children) – you don’t need a device to use this system either, but if you do the kids app can help you learn even more about your financial health and habits.
It includes a debit card per child, automated allowances, instant transfers to your card, real time updates about your spending and account balance, customised savings goals, apply pay and your parents can even limit which stores you’re able to use your money in (handy if you have a weakness for one particular shop).
CSIRO’s Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy.
Participate in a unique camp and get an opportunity to challenge yourself and bring your STEM dreams to life by providing you with the tools and support you’ll need to succeed in an exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) career.
Applications for this program are open now and close on Friday 20 March 2020, so if you want to apply, you’ll need to get a wriggle on.
If you want to apply, you’ll have to be:
- Student in Year 8 attending school in Perth WA, Western Sydney NSW or Central Coast NSW
- Student in Year 11 attending high school anywhere in Australia
- Students must by Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- Students must be female or female-identifying
- Students must be passing English, Maths and Science at school
You’ll have to:
- Download and save the application – it cannot be completed online.
- Complete all sections of the application form and sign.
- Attach your most recent school report to the application email.
- Return the completed application to the Academy team at: email@example.com
- If you need help with your application, please email us or call: (07) 3833 5660
- Applications close 5pm ADST on Friday 20 March
Find out more about the program here: https://www.csiro.au/en/Education/Programs/Young-Indigenous-Womens-STEM-Academy/About
NAIDOC 2020 Community grant applications open
If you know of any community organisations hoping to run events to celebrate NAIDOC week (5-12 July 2020), they are invited to apply for grants of up to $1,000 to help them cover some of the costs.
Applications close on 30 March 2020.
Activities should align with the National NAIDOC Theme for 2020, ‘Always was, Always will be’.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous legal entities may apply for NAIDOC funding. (Where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations are found equally suitable, preference will generally be given to the Indigenous organisation).
Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria outlined in the NAIDOC Local Grants Program Opportunity Guidelines.
You’ll have to complete and submit an online application form.
More information on 2020 NAIDOC Local Grants funding, including the application kit, is available at GrantConnect.