LOGiT IPWEA Indigenous Scholarship

Applications are now closed for the LOGiT IPWEA Indigenous Scholarship what was offered for the first time in 2021.


The objectives of the scholarship are:

  • to support an Indigenous professional to build capability and credentials in asset management,
  • grow Indigenous representation in the asset management profession, and
  • contribute to the strength of asset management practice in Australia.


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A joint initiative by

WHY

 

75% of fast-growing occupations require STEM skills, yet from all STEM students, less than 1% are Indigenous. LOGiT and IPWEA would like to see this change, and have more representation of Indigenous professionals in Public Works, Engineering, Asset Management and the related Tech.


To fully understand how an ecosystem works in relation to Asset Management we need look no further than the original custodians of this land, the First People.


They were able to develop and refine a system – including tools and processes – of managing the environment around them.


This was done in a way that not only served to benefit themselves, but to create a harmonious balance with the animals, vegetation, the tides, the stars and the weather to ensure that everything was managed sustainably.


It also meant that their community were able to live in prosperity and that there was a process of knowledge transfer and continuous improvement so that everyone understood the role they played in the system throughout their own lifecycle.


The term custodian itself draws remarkable similarity to the ambitions of today’s infrastructure asset managers.

 

INCLUSIONS



Scholarship recipients will receive access to IPWEA’s internationally recognised Asset Management Foundations and Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning courses.


To consolidate learning and to support professional practice the recipient will also receive access to the International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) and the International Infrastructure Financial Management Manuals (IIFMM).



Courses

  • Asset Management Foundations
  • Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning

Subscriptions and Publications

  • International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM)
  • International Infrastructure Financial Management Manual (IIFMM)

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must:

  • Be over the age of 18 years;
  • Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  • Be currently:
    • working in:
      • an asset management role OR
      • an asset intensive organisation with a strong interest in commencing your career in asset management
    • OR completing or have recently completed an eligible Asset Management, Engineering or related University degree.

HOW TO APPLY


Apply using the online application form by the close date, 16 April 2021. Your application will need to include your resume / curriculum vitae (CV).



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FAQs

The scholarship is open to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander who works in an asset management role, OR, works in an asset intensive organisation with a strong interest in commencing their career in asset management.

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) is the peak association for the professionals who deliver public works and engineering services to communities in Australia and New Zealand.

IPWEA provides services to its members and advocacy on their behalf.

To help practitioners maintain the high level of competency the community demands, IPWEA provides regular continuing professional development, conferences, technical publications, and the chance to be involved in committees addressing technical issues.

IPWEA also provides members with opportunities to network with colleagues at Branch, State and National conferences.

IPWEA lobbies state and federal governments for policy change and for grants to undertake projects that benefit the public works industry.

LOGiT Australia is an Indigenous business providing Strategic Facilities and Asset Management services using Tech as the enabler to operate in a more effective and flexible way.

Everything we do at LOGiT Australia starts and ends with Community. In every community, Infrastructure is the backbone that supports productivity, sustainability and quality of life. Where Infrastructure is poorly managed, the struggles of those communities is compounded; where it is well managed, you see the community thrive and flourish.

Our customers share this same commitment to community. We provide solutions to enhance the work these service provides do to produce better outcomes for all.

As an Indigenous business,we provide opportunities for local Indigenous communities and directly support individuals pursuing a career in the asset management industry.

The Asset Management Foundations course will increase your own understanding of the Asset Management discipline, its importance for asset intensive organisations and the factors for success.

The course is a 4 module program delivered online over 4 weeks.

Find out more about the AM Foundations course.

The Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning allows you to learn by doing, with this practical and collaborative approach in which will see you put into practice everything you’ll learn by using real data to create your organisation’s asset management plan, while being mentored by an industry expert.

The course is a 7 Module program delivered online over 8 weeks.

Find out more about ProCert AMP.

You will receive a copy of the below two globally recognised publications:

These manuals will be of great source of knowledge and guidance throughout your career.

You will start by taking the Asset Management Foundations course (4 weeks duration). Once completed you can enrol to the Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning (8 weeks duration).

The Asset Management Foundations course will take up approx. 2-3 hours per week.

The Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning will take approx. 3-4 hours per week, not including the final assessment.

You have 24 months from scholarship announcement to enrol, progress and complete both the Asset Management Foundations course and the Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning.

It is important that you consider your personal and professional circumstances and are able to make the commitment to study.

Candidates must submit the online Application Form on this website.

Applications will be open from 15 February 2021 and will close on the 16 April 2021.

The winner will be selected by an independent judging panel, based on the Application Form submissions.

Go to the Application Form.

The successful applicant must complete both courses within 24 months of receiving the Scholarship.

The Scholarship recipient is also expected to support the LOGiT and IPWEA in promoting the scholarship within the industry and among Indigenous communities.

Refer to the Terms and Conditions.