The Careering Options Scholarship was established eight years ago to support the professional development of our contractors. The Scholarship was designed to encourage and support our contractors to refresh and develop their knowledge and skills. 


All contractors registered for a minimum of two years with Careering Options who have contracted through us are eligible to apply.

What can applicants apply for?

The focus of the chosen course/learning opportunity is on skill development (technical and other) in the form of targeted training, tertiary education or coaching/mentoring.

Scholarship value

The annual scholarship value is $5000 (including GST). Applicants can apply for full or partial payment of course fees/learning opportunities up to this amount.

Selection criteria

Applicants will have demonstrated a commitment to Careering Options, have credibility as a contractor and be a respected representative of Careering Options. The selection panel will consider the choice of study/learning and its potential to add value to the recipient’s career as a contractor and its relevance to the current demands of the employment market.


Applications for next year's scholarship open on 1 August 2019 and close at 5pm on 7 October 2019. The successful applicant/s will be announced on Friday 25 October 2019.

How to apply

Applicants should submit the scholarship application form on-line, by email or a hard copy to our postal address.

For more details about the scholarship and how to apply you can download the scholarship guidelines and an application form from our Contractor Login area.