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.

Going to the career expo?

How can I make the most of my time there?

How do I work the room?

If you’re planning to attend one of the upcoming career expos then here are some useful hints and tips:

1) What do you want from the expo? Why are you there?
• Pens/freebies etc!?
Career Advice?
Course advice?
Help choosing options?
No idea?

2) Find out which exhibitors will be there and visit their website. You will gain so much more information if you know who they are and what they do.

3) Think about the questions you could ask:
• What are the entry requirements for this course/training?
• What can I do to improve my chances of getting into this job/career/course?
• What jobs are available after the course/training?
• Do you have open days?
• Costs involved?

4) Follow up after the expo by booking in an appointment with the Career Centre you can do this by calling 13 23 98, email or chat