Premier's Defence Industry Scholarship Program

The Premier’s Defence Industry Scholarship Program supports the development of a defence-ready workforce by connecting South Australian university students with defence companies through scholarship placements.  


The South Australian Government-funded program, administered by the Australian Industry Group, offers $600,000 in scholarships over three years to support eligible students to undertake work placements with local defence companies and gain defence industry experience.  

Scholarships will be available to high-calibre students who are completing a degree in science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM) or business, majoring in project management or logistics. 

The program also provides financial assistance to small and medium defence businesses to support  the administration costs of student placements. .

The program is designed to support the defence industry to build in-demand skills, knowledge and experience, through work-based learning opportunities for university students and addressing key skills demand areas. .

For more information or to apply, visit:  

Please direct all enquiries to Paolo Damante, Senior Policy Officer, Premier’s Defence Industry Scholarship Program: