Find out when the next recruitment round is planned and information on how to apply.

The Academy will be working with cohorts of young Indigenous women from Year 8 through to University.

Students will come from all over Australia. The program is place-based and will be rolled-out in communities from across the country. New regions will come online each year, to reach the target of 600 participants by 2023.

Upcoming recruitment

The recruitment round has now been extended.  To apply, download the application form [pdf · 1mb]

Eligibility criteria

  • Students in Year 8 must be attending school in Perth WA, Western Sydney NSW or Central Coast NSW
  • Students in Year 11 can be attending high school anywhere in Australia
  • Students must by Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Students must be female or female-identifying
  • Students must be passing English, Maths and Science at school

 

Instructions:

  • Please download and save the application – it cannot be completed online.
  • 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: yiwsa@csiro.au
  • If you need help with your application, please email us or call: (07) 3833 566

Recruitment will occur across Australia

Map of Australia showing student recruitment locations 

2019
Cairns and the Torres Strait, Townsville and Palm Island

2020
Blacktown and Penrith, Central Coast NSW, Perth, WA and remote regions

2021
Western Plains, NSW, Brisbane and west surrounds (Toowoomba, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley), Darwin and NT/North WA (the Kimberley) and remote regions

2022
Newcastle, Cessnock, Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie in NSW, Brisbane and north surrounds (Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast), Bendigo/Ballarat, Vic and Tasmania and remote regions 

2023
Illawarra and Campbelltown, NSW, ACT, Brisbane and south surrounds (Redland, Gold Coast, Logan) and Port Augusta, SA and remote areas


Number of students each year

2019

  • Year 8: 50 students
  • Year 11: 25 students
  • First year university: 25 students

2020

  • Year 8: 100 students
  • Year 11: 25 students
  • First year university: 25 students

2021

  • Year 8: 125 students
  • Year 11: 25 students

2022

  • Year 8: 100 students

2023

  • Year 8: 100 students

2023 is the last year for recruitment. The following years will be focussed on supporting participants from high school through to university.

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