Applications are now open for the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Cadetships and Advanced Apprenticeships Program.

About the program

The Australian Government has committed $24.8 million from 2021 to support up to 500 women to work in paid employment while studying an industry-relevant, higher education Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a STEM field.

Higher education providers participating in this program will receive grants to deliver eligible STEM programs.  Employers will also receive grant payments to recognise some of the costs associated with flexible work arrangements. 

How to apply

Applications to participate in this Program can be made by higher education providers, in partnership with employers, by completing a Women in STEM Cadetships and Advanced Apprenticeships application form and returning it via email to

The due date for applications has been extended. This is to give higher education providers more time to continue discussions with business partners and interested employers ahead of making an application. 

Applications must now be returned no later than 5pm AEST 31 January 2021.

Further information

Further information about the Program requirements for higher education providers, employers, and employees can be found in the conditions of grant as set out in the Other Grants Guidelines (Education) Amendment (Women in STEM) 2020 or the program’s Frequently Asked Questions page


Please direct any queries relating to this program to the inbox.