Scholarships and awards


Manufacturing Sector

Dairy Australia offers several scholarships to attract highly motivated and passionate persons into the industry.


2014 Dairy Manufacturing Scholarships

Applications for 2014 Dairy Manufacturing Scholarship have now closed.

The key objective of this program is to attract recent graduates and Diploma holders into the dairy industry and train them in relevant aspects of dairy manufacturing.

Each year Dairy Australia offers Dairy Manufacturing scholarships to 4-6 new graduates and diploma holders who are committed and passionate about the dairy industry. The scholarship provides a generous living allowance and includes 2-3 months training comprising of dairy manufacturing theory and practical sessions at the National Centre for Dairy Education Australia (NCDEA), Werribee and practical training placements at leading dairy manufacturing companies. Interested applicants may apply online through a simple on line application.

The 2012 and 2013 Dairy Manufacturing Scholarship program was very successful based on the fact that a) 80% of the trained graduates secured jobs with dairy food companies within a few months of completing the training b) Average satisfaction score for the program as judged by scholarship graduates was 8.79/10, c) Average satisfaction score judged by sponsoring companies was 7.57/10 and d) 35-42 promising graduates applied for the scholarships. 


Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Grant applications for the 2015 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry are expected to open in October 2014. If you’re 18–35, this is your chance to apply for up to $22,000 (inc GST) to fund your innovative research project that will benefit Australia’s primary industries.

More information visit the Department of Agriculture science awards page 

Phone 02 6272 2260