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2014 MINAD Diversity Scholarship


The 2014 MINAD Diversity Scholarship

The Minerals Council of Australia invites students currently enrolled in Associate Degrees in Engineering (Mining) and Geoscience from Central Queensland University (CQU) and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) to apply for the MINAD Diversity Scholarship. The MINAD Diversity Scholarship aims to identify the next generation of talented Indigenous Australians and female paraprofessionals in the minerals industry. The scholarship is open to all female and/or indigenous Australian students studying Associate Degrees in engineering (Mining) or Geoscience at USQ or CQU. The scholarship provides a once off award of $5000. It aims to promote the success and enhance the exposure of Indigenous Australians and women in the minerals sector.

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The MINAD Project

The Minerals Industry National Associate Degree (MINAD) project was convieved by the Minerals Council of Australia and funded through the Federal Government's Workforce Innovation Program to address the shortage of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists by raising nationally consistent Associate Degrees to be delivered in VET, dual-sector and Higher Education institutions; and work with companies to create new workforce roles for paraprofessionals. The project has developed and disseminated an Associate Degree program model as well as marketing strategies and materials for education institutions and employers. The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and Central Queensland University (CQU) are currently piloting the associate degree models, and it is invisaged that those students who participate on one of these Associate Degrees will become valuble members of Australia's most dynamic export industry.

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+ Eligibility

The scholarship is open to all female and Indigenous Australians studying an Associate Degree in engineering (Mining) or Geoscience at USQ or CQU. The scholarship provides a once off award of $5000.  To be eligible for the MINAD Diversity Scholarship, you must:

  1. Be currently enrolled in either full-time or part-time study in an associate degree (Mining or geoscience) at USQ or CQU
  2. Be in the first year of full-time study or part-time equivalent.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to completing your studies and pursuing a career within the minerals industry
  4. Include an accompanying CV

+ Application

Applications close 30 June 2014
To complete your application for the MINAD Diversity Scholarship:

1. Complete this online application form and submit it via the instructions within said form.

2. Attach CV within the online application above.

Scholarship applicants will be notified by the 31 July 2014

+ Contact

For more information, you can contact James Seaford at the Minerals Council of Australia

on 03 8614 1851 or email