Women in automotive

WinA - Certificate IV Non-Trade Scholarship

Sponsored by Kangan Institute

For a woman currently working, or wishing to work, in an Administrative or Sales role within their current automotive business. The Women in Automotive Certificate IV Non-Trade Scholarship, sponsored by Kangan Institute, awards a business or sales Certificate IV course which will add value to your current or future role in the automotive industry.

A Message From Our Sponsor, Kangan Institute

Kangan Institute has supported women in training for many years, and with this new scholarship we aim to encourage more women in to the automotive industry.

Kangan Institute educates over 3500 students in all aspects of the automotive industry. From secondary school students getting their first taste of the industry, to apprentices learning their trade, and those who want to work in advanced technology or customer service, Kangan has a course to suit everyone’s needs.

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is open to women currently working in any role in the automotive industry, whether Trades or Administrative.

The successful candidate will be awarded their choice of one (1) Certificate IV qualification offered by Kangan Institute in 2015. Courses include:

  • • BSB40212 Certificate IV in Business
  • • BSB40407 Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • • BSB40812 Certificate IV in Frontline Management
  • • BSB41013 Certificate IV in Human Resources
  • • BSB41307 Certificate IV in Marketing
  • • FNS40211 Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
  • • SIR40212 Certificate IV in Retail Management


To be eligible to apply for this Scholarship you must first meet ALL the following requirements:

  • 1. Be a WinA member. Membership is free
  • 2. Be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen
  • 3. Hold a Certificate III level automotive trade or non-trade qualification
  • 4. Be currently working, or wishing to work in an administrative related or sales role within your current automotive business
  • 5. Wishing to study a higher level non-trade qualification
  • 6. Not currently hold an industry sponsored scholarship


How to Apply

Applications must be submitted in full via the Women in Automotive website by 5:00pm, 27 February 2015

If you are unable to submit your application online, you may contact a WinA Team Member to obtain an application form

Phone: (03) 9829 1126

E-mail: [email protected]


Apply for the scholarship:


Please attach two written reports from referees which address the following areas: 
  • - Commitment to the automotive industry
  • - Leadership qualities and communication skills
  • - Ability to successfully undertake a Certificate IV qualification.

Please attach copies of any academic records that you hold.

*if you have any issues with this form, please e-mail your application (including attachments) to [email protected].

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Submission Requirements

  • 1. Application Form
  • 2. Answers to questions (500 words maximum each, 12pt)
  • 3. Two referee reports. If you are an employee, one of your referees must be your current automotive workplace employer
  • 4. Current resume
  • 5. Copies of any certificates held, including the units undertaken

The completed application with ALL the supporting documents must be submitted by the advertised deadline

Application Process

  • 1. A Women in Automotive Scholarship Panel consisting of industry representatives will select a short list of candidates for interviews, based on the applicant's:
    • • Responses to the application and interview questions
    • • Demonstrated commitment to the automotive industry
    • • All-round ability including communication skills, leadership qualities and practical application
    • • Ability to benefit from the scholarship and pass on those benefits to others in the industry
  • 2. Interviews of short listed applicants will be conducted at VACC House, Level 7, 464 St Kilda Road, MELBOURNE, VIC, 3004
  • 3. The panel will select a winner in each category. Scholarships will only be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit
  • 4. The winners will be announced at the Australian Motoring Festival, 26-29 March 2015 at the Melbourne Showgrounds
  • 5. To accept the scholarship, the recipient will be requested to return a signed acceptance document
  • 6. No correspondence will be entered into and the decision is final


To keep your scholarship

To keep your scholarship you must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • • Remain working in the automotive industry for the duration of the scholarship
  • • Complete all assessments within the time frame required
  • • Pass all units attempted each semester or term. The continuation of the scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progress
  • • Undertake activities in relation to the scholarship that are of benefit to Women in Automotive. This may include, and is not limited to, media events, photographs and public speaking
  • • Scholarships are not transferrable to another person
  • • Change of course is not permitted

A scholarship winner may apply for exemption to these conditions in the event of exceptional circumstances



The Australian Tax Office has a tool to help you determine if your scholarship is taxable. For expert advice please contact the Australian Taxation Office or your accountant.