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GEOCON Women in Building and Construction Scholarship

Building, Construction and Engineering

GEOCON would like to offer a scholarship in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction or the Diploma of Building and Construction to an aspiring female CIT student in 2022.

The scholarship would also provide the successful candidate with industry contacts and introductions that may lead to employment with GEOCON (the largest construction company in the ACT), or with any number of its leading construction sub-contractors, subject to satisfactory interviews.

The aim of this initiative is to promote and encourage women joining the construction industry and create a pathway for ambitious females to obtain a formal qualification in building and construction. GEOCON is offering one fully paid scholarship, being a total of four semesters in one course for the respective person.

Female students 17 years or above are encouraged to apply. We would also like to encourage any mature aged female students to apply also. The scholarship is available to new female students studying full-time or part-time, enrolling in the Certificate IV in Building and Construction or the Diploma of Building and Construction.

CIT qualifications eligible for scholarship in 2022 -2024

QualificationDuration Scholarships available
Diploma of Building and Construction OR Certificate IV in Building and Construction 4 semesters full-time
(approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent
One scholarship

Application process

  • To be eligible for consideration, you must complete the Scholarship Application Form in full, and submit it along with supporting documentation to Canberra Institute of Technology.
  • Applications will be considered and assessed by the selection committee. Interviews may also be conducted of applicants by GEOCON. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.

Enquiries about the scholarship
Anthony Cowlishaw
Head of Department, CIT Building and Construction Management
CIT Bruce, Room A214, Purdie Street, Bruce, Canberra 2614 anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au | T: (02) 6205 9840

Please email applications to:
Anthony Cowlishaw
Head of Department Building and Construction Management anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au

Value: one fully paid scholarship, being a total of four semesters in one course for the respective person.

Number Available: 1

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • A female person 17 years of age or older
  • either employed in, or seeking employment in, the building and construction industry intending to enrol in a Certificate IV or Diploma of Building qualification
  • able to meet the entry criteria for the nominated qualification living and/or working in the ACT
  • committed to complete the nominated qualification at CIT withing 3 years of commencement of the qualification
  • eligible to attend the relevant classes at CIT Bruce in accordance with timetable.

Further Information: 2022 Geocon Women in Construction Scholarship Application Form (MS Word Document)

Application closing date: Saturday 31 December 2022