To take one step further in closing the digital divide, the WA Digital Inclusion Project is excited to announce a unique scholarship opportunity tailored to Inclusion WA clients and the community aimed at providing essential digital training and support.

About the WA Digital Inclusion Project

In response to the digital divide that has left some individuals behind, this project is dedicated to providing the necessary tools and skills to empower individuals and enhance their digital literacy. The WA Digital Inclusion Project recognises the transformative potential of digital technologies and aims to make these benefits accessible to all members of the community. 

Program Skillset Options

Skillset 1 (commencing this term): Digital Inclusion for Seeking Employment 
This skill set will help participants build digital literacy and digital skills, such as using a computer, the internet, email, and Microsoft Office. They’ll be able to apply these skills towards finding and applying for a job or further training, such as completing a job search online, writing their resume, and applying for a job online.

Skillset 2 (rolling out training the following terms): Digital Inclusion for the Workplace 
This skill set will build on participants’ existing digital skills and literacy to help them use technology in the workplace or further training, such as communication via email or messaging platforms, researching or presenting, and understanding how to keep themselves safe online.

Selection Criteria

Before encouraging clients to apply for this scholarship, please read the selection criteria document to ensure they are eligible.

Participants in the WA Digital Inclusion Project scholarship program will receive comprehensive training and strong support throughout the training period. Some of the program benefits include:

  • Provision of a laptop with Microsoft software for those who do not already have one.
  • Travel support.
  • Assistance with translators and interpreters, where required.
  • Complimentary meals at all training sessions.
  • A $100 Gift Card upon completion of one skillset.
  • Optional support sessions to prepare participants for work-related activities.
  • Skillset Options.

Application and Selection Process

This scholarship program is open to a limited number of participants, with only 100 spots available. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. The selection process will include interviews, which can be conducted by telephone or in-person, depending on the applicant’s preference. The WA Council of Social Service will notify successful applicants by telephone.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your client’s application, please contact [email protected].

Program Start Dates

Participants can begin training in either Term 1, Term 2, or Term 3 of 2024. 

The project team is also exploring additional opportunities to support participants in gaining employment and acquiring other valuable skills.

Please share this information with your clients and seize this incredible opportunity to enhance digital literacy and improve employment prospects. Apply now to secure a spot by submitting an online expression of interest scholarship program form via the WA Digital Inclusion Project scholarship program website and embark on a journey towards a more digitally inclusive future.