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Secure your financial future and study a STEM related course at TAFE SWSi.

$1,000 ‘Jobs of Tomorrow’ scholarships up for grabs. 

Securing a job that’s fun, in-demand and highly-paid is now even more in reach for south-west Sydney residents who choose to study a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) related course at TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute (SWSi). Janani-Vimalathithen-receiving-the-Dr-Ed-Krajniak-Memorial-Award.jpg

Now is the perfect time to enrol with plenty of scholarships in NSW up for grabs for students who enrol in an identified ‘Jobs of Tomorrow’ STEM qualification* 

Once enrolled, students will be eligible to claim a $1,000 scholarship through the NSW Government.

The first 6,250 eligible students to successfully apply in 2016 will be offered a $1,000 scholarship, which will be paid in two instalments**

TAFE South Western Sydney Institute Director, Peter Roberts says the surge in STEM industries will help deliver economic growth for local business - as well as higher wages for STEM employees.

With youth unemployment rates forecast to soar in parts of South Western Sydney, young residents are urged to consider studying a STEM related course to secure an in-demand job.

“We’re future-proofing South Western Sydney’s workforce by providing skills in STEM. Our award winning teachers are industry leaders in this field. We connect STEM students to relevant work and networking opportunities during their training.”


“One of our previous STEM students, Janani was unemployed when she first arrived in Australia. She studied at TAFE SWSi and completed a Diploma of Laboratory Technology Specialising in Chemical and Forensic Testing. Now she’s gained a great job working at the University of Sydney as a laboratory technologist undertaking high level research.”

“This is what other students can expect to achieve if they take up a STEM course with us.”

“Australia needs a workforce that is tech savvy. Many of the jobs people work in today simply won’t exist in the next decade, so we need to ensure the next generation of students are well equipped to flourish in the future jobs market – and STEM jobs are part of the answer.” 

Roberts has a final message for the south-west community, “If you weren’t good at maths or science at school, there’s no reason not to enrol into one of these courses now. Every TAFE SWSi student is supported throughout their whole journey here. The minute you walk in the door until you graduate, we have support staff to help you excel.”


*The standard Smart & Skilled eligibility and student fee policies will apply and eligible students must be enrolled in a qualification that is eligible for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship and to have commenced training in 2016.

**The first when SWSi confirms the student has commenced training and the second when SWSi confirms that the student has completed their training