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The Academy works with cohorts of young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women from high school to various tertiary pathways and careers.

Applications are currently open for young women in Year 9 to Year 12 across all regions.

  • If you have any questions before starting your application, send us an expression of interest (EOI) form.
  • Please note this EOI is not the formal program Application and this document will still need to be completed and signed. 

Complete and sign the application form

Email/print the application PDF (2 MB) form for parents/carers and teachers to complete and sign.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for the STEM Academy, you are;

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander female or female identifying.
  • In Year 9 or above from 2024 onwards.
  • Passing English, Maths and Science.
  • Registered for school or homeschooling in your Australian state or territory. Including young women registered at boarding schools or homeschooling.
  • Demonstrating interest in STEM subjects and topics with an expressed interest in STEM, and eagerness to enrol in STEM subjects as applicable.

Please email the Academy team if you are unsure about eligibility requirements or have any questions.


  • To apply, please download the application form PDF (2 MB) – it cannot be completed online at the moment.
  • Complete all sections of the application form and sign.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants must attach their most recent school report to the application email.
  • Return the completed application to the Academy team at: 
  • Please note there is no application closing date.

Application help

If you would like help with your application or have questions

Please contact us

Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy


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