The LOGiT IPWEA Indigenous Scholarship will be offered for the first time in 2021!
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.
Artwork by Desirai Saunders, Gunggari artist based in Brisbane, owner of Desirai Art.
A joint initiative by
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;
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.
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.
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.