What Support is Available? 


Successful applicants will receive the following support to assist them in gaining a recognised STEM teaching qualification:

    • Scholarship support to help with the costs associated with studying
    • Mentoring support from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander teachers and STEM professionals
    • Customised professional development programs
    • Networking and partnership opportunities

When to apply

Applications open:  1/4/2021

Applications close:  31/5/2021

Applicants Notified: 15/6/2021


How to Apply

Read the guidelines about eligibility criteria, the application process and tips on how to submit a strong application

Download the application document and pre-fill your application, you can also film or record your responses and submit them.

If you are recording your responses please email IGSA.TOSI@strongersmarter.com.au for submission instructions.

Submit your application through our online portal

Submit your application

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To be eligible for this Initiative you must:

    • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander woman
    • Be willing to study an undergraduate STEM teaching qualification or;
    • Be prepared to upgrade your existing teaching qualification with an approved STEM course or;
    • Be prepared to study a Masters of Teaching to support your existing STEM qualification
    • Be committed to transforming Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student educational outcomes



Funded by National Indigenous Australian's Agency