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NITV calls for emerging Indigenous film-makers to apply for Spirit Initiative 2017

Posted: August 11th, 2017

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NITV is calling for up and coming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander film-makers to apply for the fifth annual Spirit Initiative. Formerly known as the Spirit Award, the Initiative includes a professional development opportunity with NITV in addition to the opportunity to make a short documentary as part of NITV’s Our Stories. The winner will be flown to Sydney for a three week work experience placement where they will be mentored and trained by NITV’s experienced staff from a range of departments. They will then be commissioned to produce a 15-minute Our Stories documentary in language and a news story from their local community.

Applicants are required to submit a three minute ‘sizzle reel’ – a snapshot showcase of their work – and a pitch for their 15 minute documentary.
Applications close Friday 1 September 2017, with the winner to be announced at the 19th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival in Irrunytju, Western Australia from 25-30 September 2017.

For more information and to apply online visit: nitv-spirit-initiative


FMG secondary school scholarships open for applications

Posted: August 4th, 2016

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Applications are now open for a scholarship scheme targeting partner Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara and children of families working for Fortescue Metals Group.

The scheme is offering a spot at both Guildford Grammar School and Perth College in Perth. Successful applicants will have their tuition, boarding (if applicable) and other incidentals paid for them as they attend their studies.

Kariyarra, Palyku, Nyiyaparli, Banjima, Eastern Guruma, Puutu Kunti Kurrama & Pinikura (PKKP), Njamal, and Yindijibarndi families are eligible to apply for the program. Submissions must be received no later than 1 September 2016.

Application forms and more information can be found on the Fortescue website here.

Tertiary scholarship opportunity

Posted: January 7th, 2015

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The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF)-BHP Billiton Tertiary Scholarship is awarded to outstanding Indigenous students undertaking engineering and other mining-related degrees, who aspire to work for BHP Billiton and to one day become leaders in the business.

The scholarship is an opportunity to learn from experts, develop a global network of colleagues, attend world class training, and build exceptional skills and expertise.

Applications for 2015 are now open. For more information, download the Scholarship Application Form or contact AIEF on (02) 8373 8000 or at

Applications close at 5:00pm on Sunday, 1 February 2015. 

Rotary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tertiary Scholarships

Posted: October 17th, 2014

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Applications are now open for the Rotary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tertiary Scholarships.

The Scholarships are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school leavers pursuing Tertiary education. The scholarships cover a range study areas at a number of institutions across Australia.

Scholarships are valued at up to $100,000 over four years to cover living costs while at university. Each Scholar will also have a Rotary Mentor and an Indigenous Mentor appointed to them for the duration of the Scholarship.

Click here for more information and application details.

Charlie Perkins Scholarship Applications Open

Posted: October 13th, 2014

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Applications for the Charlie Perkins Scholarship are now open.

The scholarship is awarded to outstanding Indigenous Scholars to study at Oxford or Cambridge universities in the United Kingdom. The value the scholarship differs depending on the recpients course of study. It will cover full university and college fees, travel costs and an annual stipend to cover living expenses.

YMAC employees Jessica Hutchens and Tamara Murdock were among last year’s scholars, and are now commencing their first year of the scholarship. Tamara is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Management, and Jessica will be pursuing Doctorate in Fine Arts.

Applications close Friday 28 November 2014. For more information on the Charlie Perkins Scholarship and how to apply click here.

Indigenous Advanced Management Scholarships

Posted: July 9th, 2014

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The Australian Institute of Management WA (AIM WA) is offering two full scholarship places for Indigenous participants to attend the Advanced Management Program (AMP) in September. The scholarship is funded by BHPB and includes the full program fee (inclusive of meals and accommodation), travel, transfers, and transit fees of up to $2000 if the participant is coming from elsewhere in Australia. .

The Advanced Management Program is run by AIM WA and the University of Western Australia Business School. The program runs from 7th – 12th September and will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to take the next step in executive leadership.

For more information on the Advanced Management Program click here. Information on the scholarship can be found on page six of the attached brochure or by contacting AIM WA.

AIM-UWA Business School Executive Education Advanced Magement Program Brochure

Scholarship opportunity to attend international leadership program

Posted: June 25th, 2014

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The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation in conjunction with Chief Executive Women is offering scholarship to attend the Leading for Results Program at top business school INSEAD in Singapore. Applications are open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with over 5 years experience as a manager.

The five day program will run in December 2014 and aims to transform the leadership abilities of managers  with a focus on the global business environment. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to communicated a compelling vision and inspire others to exceptional achieve results. For more information on the program click here.

Scholarship applications close on 28 July 2014 to apply visit the Chief Executive Women website.

Two YMAC Staff achieve Scholarship to Oxford

Posted: May 5th, 2014

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YMAC would like to congratulate staff members Tamara Murdock and Jessyca Hutchens on receiving the Charlie Perkins Scholarship.

The Scholarship was launched in 2009 in memory of Aboriginal leader and activist Dr Charlie Perkins who was the first Indigenous Australian man to graduate from university.

Both Tamara and Jessyca will be undertaking their studies at Oxford University. Jessyca will be studying a DPhil in Fine Arts and Tamara will be studying a Master’s of Science in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management.

Everyone at YMAC is very proud of Tamara and Jessica, and we wish them the very best with their studies in the UK.

Download the full media release here. 

New Opportunities for Indigenous Students to Become Lawyers

Posted: December 5th, 2012

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The University of Western Australia is now offering a one-year course to mature age Aboriginal students which will provide them with direct entry into a new post-graduate law degree at UWA.

Starting in 2013, the Advanced Diploma in Indigenous Legal Studies has been devised by UWA’s School of Indigenous Studies and the Faculty of Law to ensure that Indigenous people have equality of opportunity to succeed in mainstream law and engage with the legal isssues affecting Aboriginal people.

The Diploma provides students with both the theoretical and practical training needed to pursue a legal career in Australia, with the chance to obtain scholarships and financial assistance from some of Western Australia’s most prestigious law firms and government departments.

For eligibility and requirements, please visit the UWA website, or contact Mel Thomas at for further information.

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Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians throughout Western Australia, and on whose Country we work. We acknowledge and respect their deep connection to their lands and waterways.

We honour and pay respect to Elders, and to their ancestors who survived and cared for Country.

Our offices are located on Whadjuk Country, Southern Yamatji Country, Yinggarda Country, Kariyarra Country, and Yawuru Country. We recognise the continuing culture, traditions, stories and living cultures on these lands and commit to building a brighter future together.

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