Education, Training and Enterprise
The Education and Training program provides subsidies to assist IBN Community Members with scholarships and the costs of primary and secondary education and to attend vocational and higher education accredited courses offered by Australian schools, universities, colleges and Registered Training Organisations. Enterprise Grants assist members to start or develop a Pilbara-based business or social enterprise.
To view a description of each program, plus benefits, exclusions/conditions and required documentation download a copy of the Community Programs Handbook. Page numbers for individual sections are listed below.
1.1 Household Computers for Educational Purposes
This program provides a desktop or laptop computer when required for educational purposes. See page 14 of the Handbook for more information.
1.2 Primary and Secondary School Expenses
This program provides assistance with general primary and secondary expenses as required by the school. See page 15 of the Handbook for more information.
1.3 Secondary Scholarships
Scholarships are available for dependent children of IBN Community Members (up to the age of 18 in the year of completion) to attend private secondary schools. See page 15 of the Handbook for more information.
1.4 Secondary Boarding and Travel Expenses
This program provides assistance with boarding and travel expenses for students who are studying away from home at private or public secondary schools. See page 17 of the Handbook for more information.
1.5 Tertiary Education
This program provides assistance with study, boarding and travel expenses for accredited vocational and higher education courses delivered by an Australian school, university, college or Registered Training Organisation. Assistance is also available toward the repayment of HECS-HELP fees. See page 18-19 of the Handbook for more information.
1.6 Exploration Grant
Exploration grants assist members to establish, acquire, develop or expand a Pilbara-based business or social enterprise. See page 20 of the Handbook for more information.
The application is in two parts: Part A acts as a referral to an IBN approved business advisory service (if required) or to another recognised provider to assess business viability and develop a concept proposal.
Part B assists members to purchase materials/equipment, or business services, such as a business advisor or consultant to prepare a business plan, conduct market research or feasibility studies, or other business activities.
1.7 Development Grant
Up to $20,000 for approved business development of a new or existing ABN registered Pilbara-based business or social enterprise. The grant may be used to fund equipment, business vehicles, initial business insurances and other expenses directly connected to the development or
expansion of the business. See page 21 of the Handbook for more information.