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Indigenous Education Scholarships, Traineeships , Apprenticeships & Bursaries

As the PCCC Trust has well-established relationships with many of the large regional employers across the footprint of PCCC Country, several of these agreements include commitments to maximise the participation of PCCC people in Apprenticeships, Bursaries, Scholarships & Indigenous Traineeships opportunities..

View current Apprenticeships, Bursaries, Scholarships & Indigenous Traineeships opportunities below: 

The Jilbay Research Higher Degree Academy is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research-focused community of practice hosted within the Jawun Research Centre and the Office of Indigenous Engagement (OIE) in collaboration with the School of Graduate Research.

The primary role of the Academy is to:

  1. Build research capacity and resilience within a cohort model for First Nations Research Higher Degree students to complete their studies
  2. Build the capacity of CQUniversity staff to appropriately supervise First Nations Research Higher Degree students

To be eligible to become a member of the CQUniversity Jilbay RHD Academy you must identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and enrol in one of these courses of study:

Click here to learn more and apply online

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The Queensland Academy of Sport's Youfor2032 is Australia's largest athlete talent identification program stretching across the state to find athletes with extraordinary elite sporting potential who could achieve medal success in 2032.

Applications are now open.

About the program

The program is open to aspiring athletes across Queensland aged 13 to 23 for Olympic sports (born 1999 to 2009 inclusive) and 13 to 30 for Paralympic sports (born 1992 to 2009 inclusive).

For those born after 2009, in mid-2022, Youfor2032 will invite younger athletes to register for specific early specialising sports such as diving and skate.

If you are born outside the Youfor2032 age range, please visit the program’s website for more information.

Traditional pathways operating at the local, regional and state levels where athletes are identified and given opportunities will continue to work alongside the Youfor2032 program.

Click here to learn more and apply online

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  • Business unit: Business and Private
  • Work type: Permanent Full time
  • Region: QLD- North coast region
  • Closing: 30 Apr 2024 11:55 PM E. Australia Standard Time

Your opportunity:

The NAB Regional and Agribusiness Graduate Program offers a fully supported learning environment where our focus is all about helping you reach your full potential. 
This is a structured learning and development Graduate Program with hands on experience. You’ll be responsible for developing and nurturing strong client relationships, and directly support our customers with some of the key financial and service needs. 

What you will bring: 

  • Proven customer service skills and passion for Regional Business & Agribusiness. 
  • Effective relationship management skills.
  • Completed qualification in Business, Economics, Commerce or Agribusiness.
  • Prior work experience in a service environment would be an advantage.
  • You must be willing to relocate to one of over 120 NAB Regional & Agribusiness Centres across regional Australia.
  • Must be an Australian / New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency status in Australia.
  • You will be available to commence in Full Time employment on June 10th 2024. 

Click here to learn more and apply online

Applications for the 2025 intake are now open.

As a Policy Futures graduate, you'll get to explore a wide range of opportunities to find your purpose, unleash your potential and create a better Queensland.

You'll rotate across Queensland Government, gaining exposure to diverse and complex policy environments where you will be free to explore your interests and learn from experts in the field.

Your work can impact how health, education, transport, infrastructure, police and emergency services impact and benefit Queenslanders.

Applications close 9am, Monday 22 April 2024.

Click here to learn more and apply

  • Gladstone, Gladstone & Central QLD
  • Chemical Engineering (Engineering)
  • Full time

As one of our new Graduates, you'll gain exposure to a wide array of experiences and pick up essential on-the-job tools and skills to help you advance onto the next stage of your career adventure. Opportunities are available across Australia especially in the following Business Units:  

  • Energy 
  • Industrial 
  • Transport 
  • Buildings  
  • Land Infrastructure 
  • Water 
  • Advisory 

First and foremost, you will be ready to make an impact. You’ll have, or will be graduating soon with a formal qualification in:  

  • Engineering, Architecture, Project/Construction Management, Science, IT, Economics, Business, Law, Sustainability, Arts, Journalism, Communication, Social Science or related double degree. 
  • Will have completed all studies and have the ability to work full time from February 2025.  
  • Passion for re-imagining engineering; changing the way we deliver carbon neutrality and championing sustainability.  
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with peers and clients to push forward the boundaries of what is possible. 
  • Enthusiasm and a thirst for continuous learning to help shape the future. 

Learn more & apply 

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Applications for the 2024 ATO Evergreen Program for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are now open and close 15 April 2024.

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is recruiting participants for the 2024 Evergreen Program.

If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, the Evergreen Program is a big opportunity to enjoy a work-life balance, build skills, and excel in a job that you love.

The program runs for 12 months and offers a competitive salary of $61,749 plus 15.4% super.

After you successfully finish the program, you’ll receive:

  • a permanent role at the next level with a salary of $70,280 plus 15.4% super
  • a Certificate IV.

Positions may be available in offices across Australia including: Brisbane and Townsville.

Apply today or find more information at:

The University of Queensland – Universities Australia

About the program

The InspireU Program is designed to engage and inspire young Indigenous high school students to further their studies at university and broaden their career possibilities. Students participate in on-campus residential camps, where they will explore their future career and study options.

You're eligible if you:

  • are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • are enrolled in high school at the time of application
  • are enrolled in ATAR subjects and eligible for an ATAR score
  • have a school attendance rate of 90% or greater.

There are no costs for students. All reasonable costs for the camp, including all travel, flights, accommodation, meals and excursions are paid for by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit (ATSISU).

Learn more and register

The University of Melbourne – Universities Australia

Applications for the 2024 Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS) program in Melbourne from June 29th to July 6th 2024 are now open.

The Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School (VIEWS) is an exciting program for Year 10, 11 and 12 Indigenous students from across Australia who are enrolled in Maths or Science subjects and will expand their perspective on all things engineering. Over 5 days, participants will get an insight into what it’s like to study and work in engineering, information technology and tech — and it may not be what you think.

VIEWS is not just a program; it's a journey of discovery and empowerment. Through immersive workshops, hands-on projects, and mentorship, VIEWS aims to inspire and equip Indigenous high school students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to pursue a future in engineering. From exploring innovative technologies to addressing real-world challenges, our program is designed to ignite curiosity, passion, and a sense of purpose.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the work of engineers and IT specialists, meet Indigenous engineering professionals and discover pathways into engineering and IT. By the end of the week, they will have an appreciation of what an engineering and IT specialist does and how they can impact society and improve the lives of people across the globe.

There is no cost to participate. All expenses are covered; flights, accommodation at University College, food during the camp and university led social nights.

To apply or find out more, please go to:

Study at James Cook University in Queensland - JCU Australia

Are you in Year 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 and interested in exploring the university life?

The residential preparatory program for high school students is the program for you! This is the perfect opportunity for you to embrace the uni life and gain skills for success.

About the program

The program is run over a five-day period during the school holidays. Students will live on campus and take part in academic lectures and team-building activities. This interaction provides opportunities to meet University staff and students and form bonds with other students in the program.

JCU covers all costs associated with the program, including travel to and from Townsville, accommodation and catering costs for all participants. Accommodation is at the Saints Residential College on the Bebegu Yumba campus where students will be fully supervised at all times. On-campus accommodation allows for a complete university experience!

Learn more and register


The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Marine Science program invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people (18 - 24 yo) to take part in an exciting new opportunity in Far North and North Queensland through one of their supporting partners, Earthwatch Australia.

EarthWatch Australia is seeking 15 young people to join their brand-new Youth Development Program: Agents of Change for the Environment (ACE) expedition from July 21 - 26.

This program is fully funded and is open to 18–24-year-olds.

No previous experience is required, and they are specifically seeking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

You should apply if you have:

  • An enthusiastic commitment to environmental causes.
  • A change-making attitude or vision to shape a more sustainable future.
  • A desire to foster resilient and united communities.
  • A willingness to dedicate at least 2 hours per week to the ACE program over 3 months.
    To find out more or to apply, please go to:

  • Blackwater, Gladstone & Central QLD
  • Administrative Assistants (Administration & Office Support)
  • Full time
  • Competitive

Details of the role

  • Full time position (12 month fixed term contract)
  • Assisting with the onboarding of new employees
  • HR administration duties as required
  • Supporting the Senior Administration Officer with streamlining  internal processes & procedures
  • Managing Pegasus database and records
  • General administration support as required

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & attributes:

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (excel, word, outlook)
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks whilst under pressure
  • A good eye for detail
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • The willingness to learn
  • A valid Australian drivers licence
  • Eligible to undergo training to obtain a certificate III in Business Administration

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Are you of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and aspire to be a teacher in a Queensland state school?

Position status: Contract
Position type: Flexible
Occupational group: Education & Training
Classification: Teacher
Workplace Location: Brisbane Inner City, Brisbane - North, Brisbane - South, Brisbane - East, Brisbane - West, Cairns region, Central West Qld, Darling Downs - Maranoa, Far North Qld, Gold Coast, Ipswich region, Logan - Beaudesert, Mackay region,Moreton Bay - North, Moreton Bay - South, North West Qld, Rockhampton region, South West Qld, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba region, Townsville region, Wide Bay
Closing date: 08-Dec-2023
Yearly salary: $10000 - $40000

Scholarship Details

  • Financial assistance with four scholarship categories, valued up to $40,000 (before tax) being offered in 2024
  • Opportunity to secure permanent employment as a teacher in a Queensland state school after graduation
  • Access to departmental resources, information and support to prepare for your professional experience placement
  • Access to departmental, school, local community and regional network

About You

You must be:

  • of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • a high-achieving individual already studying or intending to study (degree level) an undergraduate or postgraduate initial teacher education qualification in 2024
  • committed to teaching in a Queensland state school upon graduation for a minimum service period (based on the duration of the scholarship supported “study period”).

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Program overview

The NIAA Graduate Program runs for 12 months. You will have access to buddies and executive mentors, along with professional and personal development opportunities to help shape your career. 

As a graduate, you will have the opportunity to work on some of our key priorities, including:

  • contributing to important policy and programs in areas such as employment, remote jobs, education and youth, justice, health and wellbeing, housing, business and economics
  • supporting the National Agreement on Closing the Gap priority reforms and the Commonwealth Implementation Plan
  • working in the Legal Services Branch making a difference on Land and Public Law (this may contribute to your Practical Legal Training requirements)
  • supporting government grants administration through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy
  • collating data to support the evaluation of initiatives such as the Indigenous Rangers and Protected Areas programs and the National Partnership Agreement on Remote Indigenous Housing 
  • working in our enabling functions in areas such as finance, human resources, communications, governance, compliance and fraud control.

To be eligible for the NIAA Graduate Program, you must:

  • have completed at least a 3-year undergraduate bachelor degree within the past 8 years. All degrees must be completed by 31 December 2024 and be recognised in Australia
  • be able to obtain and maintain an Australian Government security clearance at the Baseline level. We will arrange the security clearance application process
  • be an Australian citizen by 30 June 2024. You will need to provide evidence to verify pending citizenship.

Click here to learn more and apply

Study Region: Rockhampton or distance. Research focus to be within the Fitzroy Basin region – see map here.

The scholarship is open to research students at CQUniversity studying Honours, Masters by Research or PhD to progress their learnings in a research topic relating to improving waterway health and/or understanding and use of waterways in the Fitzroy Basin. It is expected the scholarship will be used by the chosen applicant for research expenses.

(Please note: Applications for the 2024 Scholarship will open on 1 January 2024. Please consider your eligibility to apply and submit an application as soon as possible.) 

For more details, click here.

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The Work Exposure in Government (WEX) program is an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to learn about careers in the Australian Government.

All accommodation, transportation and meals are provided and students are accompanied by teachers and mentors who provide cultural mentoring and leadership guidance.

Applications are now open for the WEX Regional Garramilla/Darwin 2024. Applications will remain open until Monday the 25 March.

NIAA are seeking applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 10, 11 and 12. We are only seeking applicants attending schools in either the Northern Territory or South Australia. 

Activities and experiences may include:

  • Meeting First Nations leaders, including senior government Ministers and parliamentarians.
  • Visits to Australian Government agencies, including the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australian Federal police and the National Indigenous Australians Agency.  
  • Obtaining advice on career planning. 
  • Working alongside Indigenous mentors who will help guide your personal leadership journey.
  • Meeting other Indigenous students and future leaders.
  • 1 on 1 and small group workshops on leadership, mentoring and how to make the most of your school learning experience. 
  • Cultural activities.
  • A Careers Expo, where students can talk to representatives from a range of government agencies.

Click here to learn more and apply

For further information on WEX please contact or

About this scholarship

These scholarships include a living stipend to support you as you complete a research project for your Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy or a research-focused professional doctorate at UQ.

You're eligible if you:

  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • studying full-time and onshore in Australia
  • nominated by an enrolling school or institute at UQ
  • assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the higher degree by research program.

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Express interest in the 2024 Indigenous Apprenticeships Program

IAP applications are closed for 2023.

You can express interest in the 2024 program by emailing the IAP team.

About the program

A pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to start their career in the Australian Public Service (APS).

The 12-month program offers:

  • a permanent, full-time, entry-level job in government
  • job security with a competitive salary
  • opportunities to progress your career, including a nationally recognised certificate or diploma qualification.

It also offers a range of roles across a number of departments and agencies. You could work in:

  • administration
  • policy and program development
  • service delivery
  • finance
  • human resources
  • information technology

Click here to learn more 

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The Fellowship is open to First Nations applicants from any discipline or professional background for a project that involves research using Queensland Museum’s collections.

The Fellowship recipient will receive

  • a stipend of $20,000
  • workspace at Queensland Museum’s sites (when working onsite)
  • access to Queensland Museum’s extensive collections and staff expertise and support.

Learn more about Queensland Museum’s First Nations Fellowship and check your eligibility.

Expressions of Interest close on Monday 26 February 2024.

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NAB Indigenous Employment Programs

If you’re an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person looking for paid employment opportunities that will give you the experience you need to kickstart your career; or whether you already have experience and are looking to join NAB, we have a range of opportunities.

  • School based Traineeships
    • Our school-based traineeships are for students in Year 11-12.  They run for two years on a part time basis.
  • Adult based Traineeships 
    • Our adult traineeships are for those interested in a career in financial services. Traineeships are full time and run for 12 months.
  • Internships for University Students
    • Our internships are for university students of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. Internships commence in January and run for 10-12 weeks over the university summer break. You’ll need to be available for full time employment.
  • Hire opportunities for experienced applicants
    • We’re always on the look-out for experienced Indigenous candidates interested in joining NAB. If you’re interested in joining us, please email us.

Click here to learn more and how to apply


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Indigenous Careers Programs

We’re determined to make a real difference for Australia’s first peoples. That’s why we’re committed to offering meaningful careers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through our traineeships, internships, graduate opportunities and experienced hire opportunities. 

  • School based Traineeships
    • Our School Based Traineeship Program is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Year 11 and 12
  • Full-Time/Part-Time Traineeships
    • Our Full-Time Traineeship Program offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers with the opportunity to develop into a role over 12 – 18 months
  • University Internships
    • In partnership with CareerTrackers, we provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience aligned to their degree, plus a pathway onto CommBank’s Graduate Program
  • Experienced Hire OpportunitiesWe are constantly on the lookout for experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers to join us

Click here to learn more and how to apply

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander opportunities

ANZ is committed to developing meaningful career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. That’s why we offer a range of traineeships and programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and a focus on career development for existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to develop future leaders.

  • School Based Traineeships
    • Prepare for the workforce by developing your skills and workplace experience during years 11 and 12
  • Full-time Traineeships
    • Earn a full-time income and join our team whilst receiving three hours of paid student leave each week
  • Employment Opportunities
    • We have a dedicated Indigenous Recruitment Specialist who supports all Aboriginal and/or Torres Islander candidates to ensure you have a culturally safe assessment process. Simply apply for any of our roles, and indicate if you'd like to be included in our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs. Explore permanent, temporary and contract roles

Click here to learn more & how to apply


Future proof your career with an industry accredited qualification through Powerlink’s Apprenticeship Program.

In 2025, Powerlink are looking to offer three apprenticeship streams based in either Brisbane, Gladstone or Townsville:

  • Electrical Trade Apprenticeship – Substations
  • Electrical Trade Apprenticeship - Secondary Systems
  • Communications and Control Apprenticeship – Secondary Systems

On completion of your four-year apprenticeship, you will be fully qualified in your chosen technical stream. You may be offered further study and an ongoing role within our business, relocation to a different part of Queensland or the opportunity to move into tertiary study, as your career takes shape.

Click here to learn more and apply online

Gladstone Regional Council

The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program offers a variety of opportunities which provide on-the-job training and support to develop employability skills, knowledge and experience.  

2025 Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program applications open from 1 July to 19 July 2024.  

Positions available in our 2025 Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program intake include: 

  • Apprentice Nursery Gardener 
  • Apprentice Botanic Gardener 
  • Apprentice Electrician 
  • Apprentice Plumber (x 2) 
  • Business Administration Trainee (x 6) 
  • Community Services Trainee 
  • Designer Cadet 
  • Event Trainee 
  • First Nations Fire Trainee (x 2) 
  • ICT Trainee (x 2) 
  • Live Production Trainee 
  • Process Operator Trainee 
  • Waste Management Trainee 
  • Workplace Health and Safety Trainee. 

Information Session Details

  • Date: Wednesday, 19 June 2024. 
  • Time: 4.30pm to 6pm (We invite you to attend at any time throughout the session)
  • Venue: Maxine Brushe Room, Philip Street Communities and Families Precinct, 1 Pengelly St, West Gladstone QLD 4680. 
  • Register by Sunday, 16 June 2024. 

For more information about apprenticeships and traineeships with Council, phone Customer Service on 4970 0700. 

GLADSTONE CAREERS EXPO – Tuesday 14th May 2024

Applications for GPC 2025 intake are open Monday 3 June 2024 and close on Friday 28 June 2024 at 4.30pm

About the positions

Combining paid work and training, you will learn the practical skills that you need to gain a nationally recognised qualification. GPC is committed to assisting you in developing the right skills and experiences in a positive and safe workplace environment, all under the mentorship of our trades and leaders within the business. 

Our 2025 intake offers the following opportunities:


  • Electrical (Certificate III in Engineering - Electro technology)
  • Diesel Fitting (Certificate III in Mobile Plant Technology)
  • Mechanical Fitting (Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade)
  • Refrigeration Mechanic (Cert III in Refrigeration & Air-conditioning)
  • Parklands Gardener (Certificate III in Horticulture)

About you

Each year GPC employs a number of new apprentices and trainees who have a focus and commitment to safety, possess good communication skills both written and verbal, and have the motivation to learn and develop new skills while working constructively within a team.

Click here to learn more and apply online

Charles Sturt University

There are several potential PhD projects on offer through THRIIVE, focussed on fields as diverse as molecular virology, structural virology, antiviral discovery, and epidemiology.

Award Value

This scholarship is valued at $40,000 per annum payable in fortnightly instalments.

Scholarship Duration

The scholarship is tenable for four years for Research Doctorate studies (4 years FTE tuition fee coverage and 3 years FTE for stipend) subject to satisfactory progress.


As per Charles Sturt University's standard eligibility requirements for entry to a PhD.

THRIIVE is seeking a driven and passionate First Nations-identified PhD candidate with an honours degree or masters degree (or another appropriate combination of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications with research experience) in virology, biology, biochemistry, immunology, cell biology, medical science, pathology, microbiology, epidemiology, veterinary science, animal science, or any other relevant/related scientific field. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in understanding virus infection and the motivation to create novel solutions to counter these disease agents. The candidate will be driven to pursue a challenging multidisciplinary PhD project where a range of technical skills may be employed such as virus culture, recombinant protein expression, structural biology, and the development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics.

The position must be filled by June 2024 at the latest.

Click here to learn more and apply.

During the program, you'll have permanent, full-time employment in specialist and support positions, as well as access to professional development opportunities.
You might find yourself in any number of non-policing (unsworn) specialist and support roles, including:
  • health and wellbeing
  • investigations
  • canines
  • cybersecurity
  • intelligence
  • corporate support
  • protection
  • workforce planning
  • media and communications

The Directions Program seeks out First Nations candidates who are:

  • great at communication
  • good problem solvers
  • out-of-the-box thinkers
  • able to work well in a team
  • ready to learn new skills.

No formal qualifications are required.

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.

Click here to learn more and apply online


In loving memory of all our ancestors, we acknowledge their fight and their hard work to get recognition of our country and for us to be standing here today.