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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships

Man standing in bushland behind goannaOur Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships financially assist eligible students who are undertaking an undergraduate degree or diploma in Engineering or Engineering related qualifications. 

The program offers a great range of career opportunities and will help build better transport infrastructure and solutions for Queensland in the future.

What's included

Our scholarship will provide you up to $6,000 per year financial assistance and 30 days paid vocational employment per year of your scholarship. This will be pro-rata for part time students.

To be eligible for a scholarship

You must be:

  • an Australian citizen
  • an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • enrolled full-time or part-time at an Australian tertiary institution in an undergraduate degree or diploma course and have completed at least one semester of study
  • enrolled in an Engineering or an Engineering or Science related qualification that supports the transport infrastructure industry
  • able to work at least 30 days paid employment with us (per year or every year on the program).

During your scholarship program you must maintain a suitable grade point average.

Location for placements

You can undertake your scholarship work placement at one of the following locations:

  • Brisbane
  • Bundaberg
  • Toowoomba

Conditions include:

  • you need to spend 30 days a year working in one of these locations
  • the location is not expected to change during your time on the scholarship
  • travel to and accommodation during the paid employment is at your own expense.

How to apply

Our scholarship program is now open for applications. You must have your application submitted by Friday 14 July, 2023.

Apply for a scholarship with us

More information

Contact for further information. 

After completing your scholarship, next steps 

Your time with us doesn’t have to end after your scholarship. Once you have finished your scholarship you can apply for a graduate position with us.


Last updated 3 April 2023

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