Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance scholarships available now

computer-use-male-studentFive scholarships are now available to students diagnosed as having an Autism Spectrum disorder. These scholarships can be used to meet the cost of course fees of VET courses aimed at gaining employment in Information Communication Technology and will be up to $5 000 each.

These scholarships have been created and funded by Autism Association of Western Australia and the Department of Training and Workforce Development.


To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must:

  • be able to enrol as a student at a TAFE or registered training organisation in 2017 in a full time nationally accredited Certificate IV in Information Technology or Programming, or Diploma course in Information Technology or Software Development;
  • have an Autism Spectrum disorder; and
  • have a good academic record.

To apply for a scholarship, visit the AASQA website. Applications close on 14 October 2016.

Spotlight on apprenticeships and traineeships for National Skills Week

carpenterMonday 29 August marked the beginning of the sixth annual National Skills Week, a time to showcase and explore the opportunities available with a vocational qualification.

You can browse events near you at the National Skills Week events page.

Are you considering a career based around hands on, practical or technical work, but not certain which trade is for you? Try out our Hands On tool, which can help you identify the areas you are most interested in. We also have a collection of interviews with Western Australian apprentice ambassadors on our YouTube channel.

September is also when the Department of Training and Workforce Development will be announcing the winners of the Western Australian Training Awards! If you’re looking for inspiration, you can watch videos of previous winners on the WA Training Awards YouTube channel.