The Department provides and/or supports scholarship programs that provide opportunities for people to engage with vocational education and training.

Information and updates about scholarship programs, when they are available will be provided here.


Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance student scholarship program

The ability displayed by a number of individuals with autism for extreme attention to detail, appreciation of predictability and capacity to focus is valuable to the ICT industry, particularly for software development, testing and cybersecurity.

The Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance, the Autism Association of Western Australia and the Department of Training and Workforce Development are working together to deliver a scholarship program to harness the unique skills of people on the Autism spectrum or with related conditions. News regarding future scholarship rounds will be available here. 

Up to $5,000 per recipient, funded by the Department, is available to cover the fees of eligible students to study IT, programming, cybersecurity or software development courses at Certificate IV and Diploma levels.

Applications for the 2021 scholarship are now open (closing 5 December 2020). 

Page last updated July 28, 2020