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Applications to the Future of Work Program are open to students considering enrolling and students currently enrolled through a series of rounds throughout the year. Please note that as the program is ongoing and we expect to add more dates for advanced apprenticeships to the following list:

Short courses:

Round 4 (for Undergraduate Certificates and Graduate Certificates commencing in 2021 only)
Applications open: 2 August 2021
Applications close: 28 November 2021

Applicants will be notified of their application outcome approximately 5 weeks after application. Following receipt of your application, you will be provided email notification of the expected date your outcome will be communicated to you.

We’ll be assessing applications throughout each round and will progress candidates who meet the program eligibility and selection criteria.

Please note, all applications will be reviewed.

We accept people from all backgrounds and life experiences.

To be eligible for our Future of Program you’ll need to be currently enrolled, in the process of enrolling or considering enrolling in a CGS short course (Undergraduate Certificate or Graduate Certificate) through a commonwealth supported place, and reside in one of the following regional areas:

  • Bowen Basin and Mackay, Queensland
  • Roxby Downs and Upper Spencer Gulf, South Australia
  • The Pilbara and Goldfields, Western Australia
  • Hunter Region, New South Wales
  1. Access the application form here
  2. Reach out to applications@regionalfutureofwork.com for further information if needed
  3. Complete the short online application
  4. If shortlisted, provide evidence of your enrollment and place of residence
  5. Receive an offer

For the purpose of the Future of Work Program, Short Courses are Undergraduate Certificates and Graduate Certificates. Students completing full degrees, such as a Master’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, and Advanced Diploma, are not eligible for the program.

No. Students completing full degrees, such as a Master’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, and Advanced Diploma, are not eligible for the program.

The Future of Work Program will fund the student contribution fee for selected applicants in short courses.

No. You can be enrolled for part time or full time study in a short course.

Head to Course Seeker to find Graduate Certificates and Undergraduate Certificates that are available online or at a provider near you.

No. You can choose the university or NUHEP that you do your course through. You can find out more information about providers on Course Seeker.

Information about the advanced apprenticeship program will be shared on this website in the coming months. This will include information on eligibility, courses, work placements, and funding.

What are the key dates?

Applications to the Future of Work Program are open to students considering enrolling and students currently enrolled through a series of rounds throughout the year. Please note that as the program is ongoing and we expect to add more dates for advanced apprenticeships to the following list:

Short courses:

Round 4 (for Undergraduate Certificates and Graduate Certificates commencing in 2021 only)
Applications open: 2 August 2021
Applications close: 28 November 2021

Applicants will be notified of their application outcome approximately 5 weeks after application. Following receipt of your application, you will be provided email notification of the expected date your outcome will be communicated to you.

We’ll be assessing applications throughout each round and will progress candidates who meet the program eligibility and selection criteria.

Please note, all applications will be reviewed.

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Who’s eligible for the short course program?

We accept people from all backgrounds and life experiences.

To be eligible for our Future of Program you’ll need to be currently enrolled, in the process of enrolling or considering enrolling in a CGS short course (Undergraduate Certificate or Graduate Certificate) through a commonwealth supported place, and reside in one of the following regional areas:

  • Bowen Basin and Mackay, Queensland
  • Roxby Downs and Upper Spencer Gulf, South Australia
  • The Pilbara and Goldfields, Western Australia
  • Hunter Region, New South Wales
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Contact us

For more information about the Future of Work Program,
please contact applications@regionalfutureofwork.com

About the Future of Work Partnership

BHP and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment have created the Future of Work Program to deliver 1,000 skills development opportunities in regional Australia. BHP is investing up to $30 million in target regions in Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales and South Australia.

The Future of Work Program covers the cost of the student contribution fee for short study programs for successful applicants. This program is designed to help regional Australians and businesses prepare for the future, and support local efforts to overcome challenges brought by COVID-19.

To build a successful, adaptable and resilient workforce for the future, a strong focus on development and adaptation of education and training courses is required. These efforts must be focused on enhancing people’s learning experiences, creating opportunities for unemployed people to gain employment, and to upskill existing employees to be better prepared for the challenges of the future.

To find out more please visit www.regionalfutureofwork.com or email
applications@regionalfutureofwork.com.