AIDN-NT Members are again invited to apply for the Defence Industry Study Course (DISC) Scholarship 2020.
This is a great opportunity that provides a co-funded (25% Govt, 25% AIDN-NT) 50% contribution for an NT Business to attend the DISC course for the year. The cost of the program is $9000 plus GST, so this scholarship is substantial and worthwhile applying for.
Applicants are required to undertake the following two-step process:
Members must first apply for DISC through the Department of Defence at https://www.defence.gov.au/CASG/DoingBusiness/Industry/Skillingdefenceindustry/Defence%20Industry%20Study%20Course.asp The closing date for this application is 28th February….so get in now. On successful acceptance onto the DISC program from Department of Defence, applicants will be eligible for the AIDN-NT Scholarship.
- Members must also address the following criteria in a one-page application: Applications to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by COB 10 March 2020.
Why are you applying for this scholarship?
What benefit will you personally gain from attending DISC 2020?
How will attending DISC 2020 assist your company within the Defence Industry?
What contribution will you make to the NT Defence Industry more broadly through attending DISC 2020?
- What happens if you are successful in being accepted onto DISC?
You must advise AIDN-NT that you have been successful in being accepted onto the DISC 2020 program.
- What happens if you are shortlisted for the AIDN-NT DISC Scholarship?
Your application will be shortlisted and put before a panel of members representing Industry, Government and Defence within the NT for judging. All applicants will be advised of the result by early April 2020.
- What happens if you are successful in winning the AIDN-NT DISC Scholarship?
Please note that you are required to attend all residential blocks within the program. We pay the 50% on successful attendance of the first block of the program, and a key condition of the scholarship is providing a feedback report at the end of the 4 one week blocks on the following questions:
Why did you apply to attend the DISC 2020 Course?
What were the key course activities? and where did you go? Who did you see?
What benefits did you and your company gain from attending the DISC 2020 Course?
How will you use the connections made to benefit you and the local NT Defence Industry into the future?
Would you recommend the course to other suppliers working in the NT Defence Industry?
Good luck to those who are smart in applying for this great opportunity!