Scholarship Programme

Skillbuild are pleased to award our second Scholarship to Hanumanth Koka. In 2018 our first Scholarship supported Alex David from the Solomon Islands to come to Australia to study. Alex is now running a successful business in Honiara doing off grid and solar pumping work.

Hanumanth completed his Master’s Degree in Engineering at Charles Darwin University in 2021. His Thesis looked at properties to do with perovskite solar cells. Skillbuild will be providing training in Grid Connected and Battery Storage Design so that Hanumanth can apply for CEC Accreditation.

He is also going to be on the roof at our Darwin Centre in April helping with our solar install, after completing his ‘White Card’ and Working at Heights courses. Even Engineers need to do installs to understand the practical aspect of this work.

Skillbuild are funding all of this training to assist Hanumanth in his passion for the renewable energy field. Previously Hanumanth worked in solar design in India but he has experience in the IT field as well.

Skillbuild has a strong connection to the NT, as it is where we originally set up our RTO.

Our scholarship program was intended to assist overseas applicants but that is a bit difficult at the moment with C19 issues. Diggaj, our Engineer, will be going to Nepal next month and hopefully we can award a third Scholarship to enhance local skills in the renewable energy field in Nepal.

Read the Q&A with Alex David, the 2018 SkillBuild Scholarship recipient.

Skillbuild Scholarship Program

Scholarship Application

As the largest Renewable Energy Training Organisation in Australia, Skillbuild are offering two Scholarships per calendar year to overseas applicants. These Scholarships are to promote and support Renewable Energy development and uptake in the Pacific Islands and South East Asia regions.

The criteria for awarding the Scholarships are;

  1. Fluency in English
  2. A professional or vocational qualification – for example, Licensed Electrician or Electrical Engineer
  3. The ability to deliver local Renewable Energy services to reduce Carbon Emissions in the region that you live in. We will only support applicants who live and work in the region from which they apply. This is not a pathway to residency in Australia.

What we provide

  1. Visa fees
  2. Airfares
  3. Accommodation
  4. Meals
  5. Transport expenses
  6. Travel Insurance

The successful applicants will not have to pay any ‘in country’ expenses.

How to Apply

  1. Email us a Resume 
  2. In 300 words explain why you would be able to do the following;
  • Build the renewable energy industry in the region that you live in
  • Your ability to pass on your skills in a voluntary capacity to others. As we are offering a Scholarship we feel that this should be passed on to your community.
  • Your understanding of the issue of Climate Change and how it might affect your community
  1. English language requirements – you must be fluent in English
  2. Email the above to [email protected] , and thank you for your interest.
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