We dig International Earth Science Week

International Earth Science Week begins Sunday 9 October – are you ready to rock?

To kick things off, here’s a recent video of a Western Australian geologist talking about their work:

If you’re a down-to-earth science lover, you might also be interested in these occupational profiles:

For information on earth science events, competitions and more, check out the Earth Science Week website.

Expanding career options for women


Applications are open now until 31 October 2016 for scholarships of up to $3000 for women who are planning to take up training in non-traditional industries.

What can I use the scholarship for?

These scholarships can be applied to assist with the costs of:

  • student fees;
  • learning resources;
  • mentoring and coaching;
  • tools and equipment; accommodation and transport; and
  • childcare fees.

Who can apply?

The scholarships must be used for commencing training in 2017, in one of the 180 qualifications listed. If you are intending to do an apprenticeship or traineeship qualification, you will need to secure an offer of an apprenticeship or traineeship with an employer.

These scholarships are available to women in Western Australia who are not already receiving funding from another scholarship and have already left school by 1 January 2017.

For more eligibility information and to register your interest, visit the Expanding career options for women page on the Department for Training and Workforce Development website.