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Yirigaa Cyber and Software Pathway Scholarship in Australia


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The Yirigaa Cyber and Software Pathway Scholarship represents a significant opportunity for First Nations students pursuing careers in IT. Offered by Yirigaa and its partners, the scholarship aims to empower individuals with specialized micro-subjects and potential industry placements at top companies like Ramsay Healthcare and Telstra.

Eligibility for the Charles Sturt University Cyber and Software Pathway Scholarship requires applicants to be First Nations students commencing or continuing their studies in 2024. They must be enrolled in specific micro-credentials offered by Yirigaa, including Network Forensics, Cyber Incident Response, Secure Software Development Lifecycle, and Development, Security, and Operations. Recipients must maintain a satisfactory GPA and remain enrolled to receive the scholarship’s annual instalments totaling $6,000, disbursed in two $3,000 payments.


Charles Sturt University (CSU) is a leading Australian university renowned for its commitment to excellence in education, research, and community engagement. Established in 1989, CSU has multiple campuses across New South Wales and Victoria, offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs. Known for its focus on practical learning and industry relevance, CSU provides a supportive learning environment with modern facilities and innovative teaching methods.

Application Deadline: 30 June 2024


Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Charles Sturt University
  • Department: Yirigaa
  • Course Level: Micro-credentials
  • Award: $6,000 in total, disbursed as 2x instalments of $3,000 per year
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: First Nations background
  • The award can be taken in: Australia



  • Eligible Countries: First Nations background
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by Yirigaa.
  • Admissible Criteria:
    To be eligible, applicants must:
  • Be Commencing Students or Continuing Students in 2024
  • Be enrolled in the following micro-credentials:
    • ITC271 Network Forensics
    • ITC272 Cyber Incident Response
    • ITC273 Secure Software Development Lifecycle
    • ITC274 Development, Security and Operations
  • Maintain a satisfactory GPA and continued enrolment to receive ongoing instalments.


How to Apply

Detailed application instructions will be available on the Yirigaa website. Applicants are required to apply online by the specified deadline.


You’re considered a new student if it’s your first time studying at Charles Sturt.

Apply now or continue an existing application



  • Financial support of up to $6,000 over one year
  • Potential career advancement through industry placements with leading corporations.

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