Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarships - applications now open


People with skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are in high demand. If you are interested in training in these skills, you may be eligible for a $1,000 Jobs of Tomorrow scholarship under the NSW Government's Smart and Skilled Program.

From 2016, we are offering 25,000 scholarships over four years to students commencing selected qualifications under Smart and Skilled.

On this page:

Are you eligible

To be eligible for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship, you must:

  • meet the Smart and Skilled personal eligibility criteria (go to the Are you eligible? page)
  • be enrolled in a qualification that is eligible for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship and commence training in the qualification between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2019.

Apply before 31 March 2020.

Which qualifications are eligible for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship?

Selected higher-level qualifications on the NSW Skills List up to Advanced Diploma level in broad areas such as nursing and healthcare, engineering and information and communications technology are eligible for a scholarship.

View list of eligible qualifications (Pdf 372KB).

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Do I have to apply for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship?

Yes. Once you have enrolled in an eligible qualification and have received a Notification of Enrolment document from your training provider which confirms your enrolment, you can apply for a scholarship through Service NSW.

To apply:

1. Go to

2. Login to your existing MyServiceNSW Account or create an account if you do not already have one.

3. Complete the online application for a scholarship.

4. Select 'Apply' to submit your application.

5. Complete the identity check form.

6. Select 'Submit' to complete the identity check and finish your application.

To complete your application, you will need:

  • your Commitment ID (from the Notification of Enrolment document)
  • one of the following documents to verify your identity:
    • Australian drivers licence
    • Australian passport
    • Australian visa
    • Australian Medicare card
    • Australian Birth Certificate
    • Australian Marriage Certificate
    • Australian Change of Name Certificate
    • Australian Certificate of Registration by Descent
    • Australian Citizenship Certificate
    • Australian ImmiCard

Note: If your application is successful, you will also need to supply your Australian bank account details so you can be paid your scholarship. You can do this when you apply or update your application online at a later date as required.

You will be notified of the status of your application by SMS or email.

The first 6,250 students to successfully apply in each calendar year will be offered a scholarship.

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When am I paid my Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship?

A Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship is worth $1000 and is paid in two instalments.

You will be paid the first $500 instalment once you have successfully applied and your training provider confirms that you have commenced training. You will be paid the remaining $500 when your training provider confirms that you have successfully completed the qualification. It may take up to 8 weeks for your training provider to confirm your commencement and/or completion.

Industry partnerships

If you've received a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship, you may benefit from opportunities offered by Jobs of Tomorrow industry partners while undertaking your training.

Our industry partners are committed to helping develop the next generation of talented STEM professionals and tradespeople. Current partners include:

Industry partner Relevant industries/sectors
Adobe ICT, Engineering
Association of Consulting Surveyors NSW Surveying, ICT
Australian Computer Society Foundation ICT
Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) All industries
Australian Information Industry Association ICT
Australian Water Association Water Industry Operations, ICT
Aviation/Aerospace Australia Aeroskills, Engineering, ICT
Bale Defence Industries Engineering, Aeroskills, ICT
Cisco Networking Academy ICT
Consult Australia Engineering, Consulting, Design, Sustainability, Surveying, ICT, Environmental Monitoring
Deepend ICT
Google ICT, Engineering
Illawarra Business Chamber All industries
Maitland Business Chamber All industries
Master Builders Association of NSW Civil Construction, Engineering, ICT
NSW Business Chamber All industries
NSW Council of Social Service Aboriginal Health, Nursing
NSW Wine Industry Association Viticulture
Refraction Media ICT, Engineering
Stone & Chalk ICT
Tourism & Transport Forum Aeroskills, Engineering, ICT
WiseTech Global ICT

Our industry partners provide a range of useful resources and career tools which could support you during your training and your STEM career. These include:

  • A Life Without Limits is an online resource provided by the Association of Consulting Surveyors NSW. It provides information on surveying as a career, including studying options, job opportunities and work experience in the field.
  • The Australian Computer Society Foundation provides a range of career development resources for ICT students.
  • The H2Oz careers in water project is managed by the Australian Water Association (AWA) and is actively supported by over 30 subscribing organisations in the Australian water industry.
  • Aviation/Aeroskills Australia's NextGenNetwork provides a range of leadership, professional development and networking opportunities for people pursuing careers in aviation/aerospace industries.
  • Aviation/Aeroskills Australia also runs the Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia (WA/AA) initiative that provides a network for women to connect with industry peers, inspire future generations to join the industry, and excel in their chosen careers.
  • The Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program for individuals worldwide. A selection of self-paced courses are available online alongside industry articles and career pathways to Today's IT Jobs.
  • Consult Australia runs a series of events in NSW for young built environment professionals (engineers, architects, planners, etc).
  • Google helped to publish the Careers with Code guide, which shows the wide variety of careers that computer science can lead to – everything from art and music to medicine and agriculture. Demand for skilled computer scientists is growing rapidly. The Google Technical Development Guide provides tips and resources to help you develop your technical skills (academically and non-academically) through self-paced, hands-on learning. In addition, Google Computer science (CS) education is a pathway to innovation, to creativity and to exciting career opportunities.
  • NSW Business Chamber has an online career development tool This includes a broad range of videos demonstrating opportunities in different industries, and career development tools.
  • The NSW Wine Industry Association provides interesting industry updates and links to events on its facebook page.
  • Refraction Media provides a broad range of online resources exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths. You can subscribe to their mailing list and follow them on facebook.

Be sure to check back as we add new industry partners and announce new opportunities for Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship recipients on this page.

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Page last updated: 20 December 2019