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Call for local students to apply for new skills scholarships



Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is calling on students in Grey to apply for new scholarships being offered by the Turnbull Government. The scholarships allow students to take advantage of opportunities in growing or emerging local industries.


“There is a range of industries across our state where people may be interested in pursuing job opportunities but don’t necessarily have the right skills,” he said.


“I welcome these opportunities for regional students and encourage people to look into this great opportunity in areas like defence industry, advanced manufacturing and health services.


“These scholarships will support students at any level from a Certificate III through to a PhD. Critically; the scholarships include a component of work based learning, helping to ensure students are truly job ready when they complete their qualification.


“If you live in the Grey Electorate I urge you to visit  to find out how you can benefit from these scholarships.” Mr Ramsey said


Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, said these scholarships offer practical support to take advantage of industries where there are growth opportunities and skill needs like the $89 billion continuous naval shipbuilding program.

“As those programs scale up they’re hunting for skilled local workers. These scholarships will help South Australians to up-skill or, in some cases, to re-skill


The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia will offer scholarships to students participating in an approved program of study in one of the following priority industries in the state:


·         Defence Industry (including naval shipbuilding)

·         Advanced manufacturing, health services and medical research, wine and food, resources and energy, tourism and hospitality. Applications will also be accepted from students who intend to study in a field that is relevant to, and are currently employed by, businesses with innovative practices that result in economic growth.

  • South Australian State-based skills needs. Any occupation listed on the Australian Government Department of Employment’s Skills Shortage List for South Australia will be eligible



More information about the Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia, including eligibility criteria, can be found in the Program Guidelines at and applications close on 25 October 2017.



Mr Ramsey media contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744

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