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Australia’s civilian defence industry employs around 28,000 people in a wide variety of occupations and is critical to supporting Australia’s strategic defence capabilities.

The South Australian Government is making it easier for university students to enter a career in the state’s growing defence industry with the Premier’s Defence Industry Scholarship, which will allow student to access a scholarship or work placement to further their career goals in South Australia’s burgeoning defence industry.

A grant of up to $10,000 will be made available to each student for the duration of the placement and can be used to support expenses associated with your placement.



  • Enrolled and undertaking third-year or honours year study in an eligible higher education degree
  • Eligible degrees include science, engineering, technology, maths and business majoring in logistics and project management
  • Must be resident in South Australia
  • Must be an Australian citizen (a requirement to obtain an Australian Government Security Vetting Agency security clearance)
  • Must not have been convicted of a criminal offence
  • Must attend Flinders University, University of South Australia (UniSA) or the University of Adelaide


For more information on how to apply, click here.

Are you from Sydney, and studying a discipline which falls under the Information, Telecommunications, and Electronics Engineering banner?

If so, you may be an ideal student representative for Engineers Australia’s Electrical & ITEE Committee, who have just announced that they are now actively recruiting for new committee participants from our pool of fantastic student members.

The Electrical & ITEE Sydney branch committee works cooperatively with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) to arrange a program of events including regular talks on topics of interest to members of the Electrical and Information, Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering (ITEE) colleges of Engineers Australia.

The committee is currently seeking 1-2 new committee members available in the Sydney area for around one hour per month. These student committee members will provide information on student member activities (at university of otherwise), and and may choose to assist in organising events run by the committee.

Volunteering is a hugely effective way to build industry networks out of university, and could have an enormous positive impact on your job-readiness and prospects upon graduation.


Prospective student representatives should send a statement of motivation and CV to the committee via email to Peter Henderson peter.henderson@ieee.org. The student rep(s) should be student members of Engineers Australia studying in any of the fields of electrical, information, telecommunications or electronic engineering.

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