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LOGiT IPWEA Indigenous Scholarship

The LOGiT IPWEA Indigenous Scholarship is back in 2022!

The scholarship aims to:


  • support an Indigenous professional to build capability and credentials in asset management,  

  • grow Indigenous representation in the asset management profession, and  

  • contribute to the strength of asset management practice in Australia.

The 2021 scholarship created great impact and we want to ensure this is continued.

"A massive thanks to LOGiT for sponsoring my placement in this course and IPWEA for this learning opportunity, I have gained an awesome amount of asset management and planning knowledge with this training which has opened up a whole new network to me, broadening my exposure to additional career opportunities."

Shauna Klaas, recipient for the 2021 scholarship.

Artwork by Desirai Saunders, Gunggari artist based in Brisbane, owner of Desirai Art.


A joint initiative by

LOGiT Australia
IPWEA Institute of Public Works Engineering of Australasia



75% of fast-growing occupations require STEM skills, yet from all STEM students, less than 1% are Indigenous. LOGiT and IPWEA would like to see this change, and have more representation of Indigenous professionals in Public Works, Engineering, Asset Management and the related Tech. 


To fully understand how an ecosystem works in relation to Asset Management we need look no further than the original custodians of this land, the First People.


They were able to develop and refine a system – including tools and processes – of managing the environment around them.


This was done in a way that not only served to benefit themselves, but to create a harmonious balance with the animals, vegetation, the tides, the stars and the weather to ensure that everything was managed sustainably.


It also meant that their community were able to live in prosperity and that there was a process of knowledge transfer and continuous improvement so that everyone understood the role they played in the system throughout their own lifecycle.


The term custodian itself draws remarkable similarity to the ambitions of today’s infrastructure asset managers.



Scholarship recipients will receive access to IPWEA’s internationally recognised Asset Management Foundations and Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning courses.


To consolidate learning and to support professional practice the recipient will also receive access to the International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) and the International Infrastructure Financial Management Manuals (IIFMM).



Applicants must be: 


  • Over the age of 18 years; 

  • Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; 

  • Either:

    • working in:  

      • an asset management role OR   

      • an asset intensive organisation with a strong interest in commencing your career in asset management 

    • completing or have recently completed an eligible Asset Management, Engineering or related University degree.



Applications for the 2022 Scholarship are closed now. Stay tuned for our next Scholarship!



  • Who can apply?
    The scholarship is open to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander who works in an asset management role, OR, works in an asset intensive organisation with a strong interest in commencing their career in asset management.
  • Who is IPWEA?
    The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) is the peak association for the professionals who deliver public works and engineering services to communities in Australia and New Zealand. IPWEA provides services to its members and advocacy on their behalf. To help practitioners maintain the high level of competency the community demands, IPWEA provides regular continuing professional development, conferences, technical publications, and the chance to be involved in committees addressing technical issues. IPWEA also provides members with opportunities to network with colleagues at Branch, State and National conferences. IPWEA lobbies state and federal governments for policy change and for grants to undertake projects that benefit the public works industry.
  • Who is LOGiT?
    LOGiT Australia is an Indigenous business providing Strategic Facilities and Asset Management services using Tech as the enabler to operate in a more effective and flexible way. Everything we do at LOGiT Australia starts and ends with Community. In every community, Infrastructure is the backbone that supports productivity, sustainability and quality of life. Where Infrastructure is poorly managed, the struggles of those communities is compounded; where it is well managed, you see the community thrive and flourish. ​ Our customers share this same commitment to community. We provide solutions to enhance the work these service provides do to produce better outcomes for all. As an Indigenous business,we provide opportunities for local Indigenous communities and directly support individuals pursuing a career in the asset management industry.
  • What is the Asset Management Foundations course?
    The Asset Management Foundations course will increase your own understanding of the Asset Management discipline, its importance for asset intensive organisations and the factors for success. The course is a 4 module program delivered online over 4 weeks. Find out more about the AM Foundations course.
  • What is the Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning?
    The Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning allows you to learn by doing, with this practical and collaborative approach in which will see you put into practice everything you’ll learn by using real data to create your organisation’s asset management plan, while being mentored by an industry expert. The course is a 7 Module program delivered online over 8 weeks. Find out more about ProCert AMP.
  • What Additional Material and Subscriptions are included?
    You will receive a copy of the below two globally recognised publications: International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) International Infrastructure Financial Management Manual (IIFMM) These manuals will be of great source of knowledge and guidance throughout your career.
  • How much time will I need to allocate to study each week?
    You will start by taking the Asset Management Foundations course (4 weeks duration). Once completed you can enrol to the Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning (8 weeks duration). The Asset Management Foundations course will take up approx. 2-3 hours per week. The Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning will take approx. 3-4 hours per week, not including the final assessment. You have 24 months from scholarship announcement to enrol, progress and complete both the Asset Management Foundations course and the Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning. It is important that you consider your personal and professional circumstances and are able to make the commitment to study.
  • How is the winner selected?
    The winner will be selected by an independent judging panel, based on the Application Form submissions. Go to the Application Form.
  • What are the conditions?
    The successful applicant must complete both courses within 24 months of receiving the Scholarship. The Scholarship recipient is also expected to support the LOGiT and IPWEA in promoting the scholarship within the industry and among Indigenous communities. Refer to the Terms and Conditions.
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