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Provan and Rosenberg Families Carpentry, Joinery, Cabinet Making Scholarship

The Provan and Rosenberg Families, Provans Timber and Hardware, Annual Scholarships for Carpentry, Joinery and/or Cabinet Making

Status Application Dates Value
Closed

Open: 31/11/2020

Close: Ongoing

$1,815

Audience

This scholarship is for students enrolled in or new students enrolling in:

Scholarship Format / Structure

Funding can be used towards

  • Tuition & material fees OR
  • Tools and equipment required to commence course

Scholarship finance can be paid to complete new enrolments or back paid to reimburse completed enrolments (2021 enrolments only).

Number of Scholarships Available

Up to 3

Eligibility Criteria

Students eligible for this scholarship are:

  • Enrolling in a government funded Melbourne Polytechnic Cert III in Carpentry, Joinery or Cabinet Making in 2021.
  • Enrolling in a government funded course as a domestic student (Australian citizen or permanent resident).
  • Be able to demonstrate at least one of the following circumstances (other circumstances will be considered based on application)
    1. financial or educational barrier
    2. be receiving a Government tested low income benefit or having a Centrelink Health Care Card
    3. have a long term medical condition or disability which impacts your study
    4. are from a non-English speaking background and recently migrated to Australia
    5. are a current or former refugee
    6. mature aged students looking to change careers into the carpentry and timber trades industry
    7. relocating from interstate or rural/regional Victoria to Melbourne to study at Melbourne Polytechnic

Selection Criteria

  1. Outline your background and personal circumstances, past work experience, schooling and what is attracting you to a career in carpentry & timber trades.
  2. Describe what this scholarship would mean to you.
  3. Applications should be supported by a personal and/or professional reference.
  4. Any documentation to support the eligibility criteria.

Application Instructions

  1. Complete the application form (pdf) and email to scholarships@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au with any additional supporting documentation
  2. OPTIONAL: Video file or audio file (please complete personal information page of application form if addressing selection criteria in video or audio format).

Sponsor

The families behind Melbourne’s Provans Timber and Hardware, have pledged the generous donation of an annual award and scholarships to give back to the city’s trade industry which has long supported them. The Provan family initiated the idea in memory of their family ancestor, David Provan, a founding member of the Committee of the Collingwood Technical School, now known as Melbourne Polytechnic.

David Provan, great grandson of the founder David Provan, is proud of the legacy his family has built. He commented: “My great-grandfather was a hard-working family man with strong values and an absolute  commitment to his staff and the local community.

The first scholarships will be granted in 2021, highlighting the importance of trades to Melbourne and encouraging prospective students to undertake courses in carpentry, joinery and cabinet making.

This scholarship has been developed with the intention of increasing diversity in construction trades including attracting women into timber trades.

Melbourne Polytechnic include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. Melbourne Polytechnic encourages Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ and from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this scholarship.

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Application Instructions

  1. Complete the application form (pdf) and email to scholarships@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au with any additional supporting documentation
  2. OPTIONAL: Video file or audio file (please complete personal information page of application form if addressing selection criteria in video or audio format).

Timber apprenticeships at MP

Certificate III in Carpentry CPC30211
Construction Trades - Apprentice, Full Time - Heidelberg
Construction Trades - Apprentice, Full Time - Heidelberg
Construct a career in carpentry and plan a path towards owning and running your own business in the trade with a Certificate III in Carpentry. Our carpentry teachers will hone your skills in all aspects of construction and essential knowledge of building regulations, with carpentry as the prime focus.
Certificate III in Joinery CPC31912
Construction Trades - Apprentice, Part Time - Heidelberg
Construction Trades - Apprentice, Part Time - Heidelberg
Connect to Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Joinery and open the door to your career. Use your precision and eye for detail to create a seamless career in joinery, where you could own your own business, or work for an established timber manufacturer, architect, or reproduction joiner. Your career options will expand when you qualify as a joiner.
Certificate III in Cabinet Making - Furniture Making Apprenticeship MSF31113
Construction Trades - Apprentice, Part Time - Heidelberg
Construction Trades - Apprentice, Part Time - Heidelberg
Are you interested in working as a cabinet maker? Our Certificate III in Cabinet Making offers skills and knowledge to become a qualified Kitchen & Bathroom maker/installer or a qualified Furniture Maker. By becoming a Kitchen & Bathroom maker/installer or Furniture Maker, you could have the opportunity to start you own business in an always expanding industry.
We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for and I was stressed because I only have a very limited income and I don't know where more money is going to come from. And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.
Natalie Butler Scholarship Recipient
Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services (Costumes for Performance)