Donor: Department of Education
Max value: $15,000
Payment: $2,500 per semester
Duration: Six (6) semesters
Purpose: The Department of Education will offer financial assistance through this scholarship program to support high achieving students for up to three years (commencing their second year or later of undergraduate study) to encourage the development of more professional and qualified workers in critical occupations within the Northern Territory.
Number of Scholarships available: Six (6)
Application period: Mon, 04-11-19, 08:15 - - Fri, 06-03-20, 15:00
Work Placement: As part of the scholarship, successful students will complete work placements of between 6 to 12 weeks during semester breaks. They will be employed on a temporary contract with the Department of Education (based in Darwin) and a salary will be paid on a fortnightly basis during the paid work placements at an Administrative Officer level 2 (AO2) salary - $50,970 per/annum (pro rata). Further information regarding the terms of employment
- Must be enrolled in a Bachelor degree in Business, Education, Social Science, Information Technology or Indigenous Studies and completed at least 80 credit points in all courses except the Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry) and the Master of Teaching – see eligible courses
- Must be enrolled full-time for the duration of the scholarship
- Must be a resident of the Northern Territory
- Must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa
- Must not be a recipient of the Northern Territory Department of Education Early Childhood Teaching Scholarship
Your written statement must address each of the selection criteria in order to rank in the selection process.
- Demonstrate an appropriate academic record of a credit average (GPA of 5.0) or above. Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry) and Master of Teaching applicants will need to demonstrate this through their undergraduate degree.
- Provide a short biography (300 to 500 words) which includes details of your background, reasons why you are applying for this scholarship, reasons for choosing your area of study, details of your future plans and ambitions and how you will accommodate the paid work placements of 6 to 12 weeks per year during semester breaks
- Provide a resume including the names and contact details of two referees (referees of short-listed candidates will be contacted)
- Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply
- Demonstrate an interest in a career in the field of Early Childhood and/or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Teaching
The Scholarships Guide will give you advice on other information to include in your statement.
You can upload documents to support your application (each file must not exceed 2MB).
Past and present CDU students do not need to upload academic transcripts. All other applicants are strongly advised to submit proof of previous academic performance (from high school or other universities) to support your application.
Acknowledgement of receipt
After pressing submit of the application form, you will immediately receive an automatic reply acknowledging receipt of your application. Within 3 business days you will receive a confirmation email from the scholarships office which will inform you that either you:
- Meet the eligibility criteria and will be submitted to the selection committee for ranking of your selection criteria responses, or;
- Are required to submit further documentation in order to progress your application to the assessment stage.
Assessment of applications
Your application will be assessed by a selection committee. If the scholarship includes a work placement you may be required to attend an interview with the workplace employer.
Assessments are usually completed by the end of April for Semester 1 and the end of August for Semester 2. The decision of awarding the successful recipient is at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee and is final and cannot be overturned.