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.
To be eligible for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship, you must:
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). This list may be updated throughout the year.
The Course Finder on this website also indicates if a qualification attracts the scholarship with a yellow ‘Jobs of Tomorrow' flag. View all eligible qualifications.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
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:
Be sure to check back as we add new industry partners and announce new opportunities for Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship recipients on this page.
For more information, see the fact sheet Jobs of Tomorrow - Information for students [Pdf 1,074 KB]
Page last updated: 10 July 2018