The Defence Industry Scholarship Program provides eligible South Australian university students with grants of up to $10,000 to undertake work placements with  a local defence company.

The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) administers the South Australian Government-funded program, which connects students with defence companies to gain valuable industry experience.

The program supports the development of a defence-ready workforce and the defence industry to build in-demand skills, knowledge and experience. The work-based learning opportunities for university students address key skills demand areas.

Scholarships are available to high-calibre students who are completing a degree in either:

  • science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM)
  • 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.

For more information visit the AiGroup website.

Direct all enquiries to Paolo Damante, Senior Policy Officer, Defence Industry Scholarship Program: paolo.damante@aigroup.com.au.

Registrations are now open for 2023.

Placements will begin from December 2022 and in the New Year in 2023.

For more information visit the AiGroup website.

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