Dairy Manufacturing Scholarship

2016 Dairy Manufacturing Scholarship Program

Applications are now open

2015 Scholarship graduates 2015 Scholarship graduates 2015 Scholarship graduates
2015 Scholarship graduates during the 10 week scholarship training program

Do you have a passion for the dairy industry?

Do you have a university degree or TAFE diploma in science, engineering, nutrition, agriculture or related disciplines?

Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident?

If so, the dairy manufacturing scholarship may provide you with the right platform, industry experience and networks to launch your career in dairy manufacturing.

Although employment is not guaranteed at the completion of the program, 100% of recent graduates have secured employment in the industry quickly.

Comments from previous graduates about the program

"This training was awesome and gave a great insight into the real world of the factory"

"This scholarship is the perfect bridging program for graduates to make them ready for employment in the dairy industry"

Take a look at scholarship graduates who have secured jobs in the industry

Listen to some comments from previous graduates


Overview of the program

The key objective of the 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 four new graduates and diploma holders who are committed to and passionate about the dairy industry. The scholarship provides a generous living allowance and includes 10-12 weeks training. This comprises of dairy manufacturing theory and practical sessions at the National Centre for Dairy Education (NCDE), Werribee and is complemented by industry placements at several leading dairy manufacturing companies.

Interested applicants are welcome to apply online through a simple online application form:

In 2015, the Dairy Manufacturing Scholarship program was successful:

  • 100% of trained graduates secured jobs with dairy food companies within two months of completing the program
  • The average satisfaction score for the program as judged by graduates was 9.2/10

Application process

Scholarship flyer

Any questions? FAQ

Apply now

Applications will close on Monday 30th November 2015.


For further information please contact Dr Mani Iyer on (03) 9694 3787 or email miyer@dairyaustralia.com.au . Alternatively contact Michelle Wightwick on (03) 9694 3759 or email mwightwick@dairyaustralia.com.au .