Women in automotive

WinA - Dūcere Diploma of Management Scholarship

Sponsored by Holmesglen Institute and Dūcere

For women currently working or aspiring to work as a Manager in the automotive industry, who wish to develop their management and leadership potential.

A message from our Sponsors, Holmesglen Institute and Dūcere

Holmesglen Institute and Dūcere are delighted to offer a scholarship for the Diploma of Management.

The Diploma of Management teaches key management principles via engaging course material and a user friendly eLearning platform. The scholarship recipient will have unprecedented access to the Dūcere Global Leaders Faculty, comprising some of the world’s most successful and influential individuals, sharing their expertise, experience and unique insights on leadership.

Holmesglen Institute and Dūcere support the initiative of the VACC in promoting the advancement of women in automotive. We are proud to join with Victoria's peak automotive industry organisation to facilitate educational and professional development opportunities for women across all areas of the industry.

Holmesglen Institute and Dūcere believe that education is an important part of building a meaningful career path, and we wish all nominees every success.


Leadership highlights include:

  • Hon. John Howard OM - The former Prime Minister of Australia imparts is expertise on leadership
  • Prof. Robert Kaplan - Learn how to create business opportunities from a Harvard Professor
  • Baroness Valerie Amos PC - The United Nations humanitarian teaches business networking
  • Mr Lindsay Fox - Learn negotiation tactics from a self-made billionaire
  • Ms Kay Koplovitz - Learn to finalise a multibillion dollar deal from the Founder of USA Network


Scholarship Course Content

    Topics include how to negotiate, managing operational plans, undertaking project work, continuous improvement, risk management, developing a workplace learning environment, team effectiveness and managing people performance.



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

  • • Be a WinA member. Membership is free
  • • Be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen
  • • Hold a Certificate III level automotive trade or non-trade qualification, or equivalent industry experience
  • • Be currently working or aspiring to work as a manager in the automotive industry
  • • Wishing to develop your management and leadership potential
  • • Wishing to study the Dūcere Diploma of Management
  • • 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 Diploma 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.