Call for engineering scholarship applications

The Competenz Scholarship for 2013 is now open for applications and there is $1000 each for 10 ambitious engineers.
The scholarships are designed to advance the careers of those working in the engineering and manufacturing sector.
Connor Farrell, who is studying toward a National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 5) in Engineering Fabrication, was awarded a scholarship earlier this year.
“I applied for this scholarship because I have a young family and have very little extra money,” says Farrell. “Receiving this scholarship meant a lot to me because if I didn’t receive it I most likely wouldn’t have been able to sit the qualification.”
Competenz Scholarships are for those enrolling in a Level 5 Certificate and Level 6 Diploma or a Level 4 Assessment of Prior Learning.
To be eligible, candidates must have completed, or be due to complete, a Level 4 National Certificate in fabrication, refrigeration and air conditioning, locksmithing or fire protection, or Level 4 or 5 in mechanical engineering.
Candidates will also be considered if they were enrolled in an eligible course from 1 August 2012. Receiving a scholarship benefits both the employee and the employer.
Those wishing to apply for a 2013 Competenz Scholarship must be enrolled in their chosen course by 1 March 2013 – the deadline for applications.
Application forms are available at