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TFA Indigenous Scholarships in Construction

Building, Construction and Engineering

CIT Building and Construction Management, CIT Yurauna and the ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority (TFA) have partnered to offer the CIT Indigenous Scholarships for a qualification in Building and Construction Management.

The scholarships are available to assist an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person to enrol in a building and construction management qualification. This will provide an opportunity for the personal and professional development of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander building and construction professionals whether in technical, management or policy roles.

Nine scholarships are available in 2022/23.

CIT qualifications eligible for scholarship in 2022/2023

QualificationDuration Scholarships available
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) 4 semesters full-time (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent Three scholarships valued up to $3,000
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) (CPC40110) 
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration) (CPC40208) 3 semesters full-time (approx. 18 hours per week) or part-time equivalent Three scholarships valued up to $2,000
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating) (CPC40308)  
Certificate II in Construction Pathways (CPC20211) 2 semesters full-time one day per week (approx. 5 hours) Three scholarships valued up to $1,000

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. The decision by the selection committee is final and appeals will not be accepted.

Enquiries about the scholarship
Anthony Cowlishaw
Head of Department, Building and Construction Management
CIT Bruce, Room A214, Purdie Street, Bruce, Canberra 2617
anthony.cowlishaw@cit.edu.au (02) 6205 9840

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

Value: $1,000 -  $3,000

Number Available: 9

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person 17 years of age or older
  • either employed in, or seeking employment in, the building and construction industry intending to enrol in a CIT building and construction qualification in 2021
  • 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 before the end of semester 2, 2022
  • eligible to attend the relevant classes at CIT Bruce in 2022-2024
  • must provide Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander Certificate.

Further Information: TFA Indigenous Scholarships in Construction Application Form (MS Word Document)

Application closing date: Saturday 31 December 2022