Community Programs

Education, Training and Enterprise

The Education and Training program provides assists IBN Community Members with scholarships and the costs of kindy – Year 12 expenses,  and to attend vocational and higher education accredited courses offered by Australian schools, universities, colleges and Registered Training Organisations. Enterprise Grants are also available to assist members to start or develop a 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 up to $1,500 for a desktop or laptop computer when required for educational purposes. Limit of one computer per household every three years.

See page 14 of the Handbook for more information.

Form 1.1

1.2 Kindy – Year 12 Education Expenses

This program provides up to $2,200 per child, per school education essentials.

See page 15 of the Handbook for more information.

Form 1.2

1.3 Secondary Private School Scholarships

This program provides up to $10,000 per student, per school year for Pilbara-based student to attend private secondary schools.

See page 16-17 of the Handbook for more information.

Form 1.3

1.4 Secondary Public School Boarding and Travel Expenses

This program provides assistance with boarding and travel expenses for students who are studying away from home at a public secondary school.

See page 18 of the Handbook for more information.

Form 1.4

1.5 Tertiary Education Expenses

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 payment of HECS fees.

See page 19-20 of the Handbook for more information.

Form 1.5

1.6 Employment-Related Training Expenses

This program provides up to $1,200 per member per year to assist unemployed members to gain employment. We can also assist young drives (ages 17-21) with the cost of C-Class driving lessons and testing fees, without the need for the licence to be connected to employment.

See page 21 of the Handbook for more information.

Form 1.6

1.7 Exploration Grant

Exploration Grants provide up to $2,000 assist members to establish, acquire, develop or expand a business or social enterprise.

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.

See page 22 of the Handbook for more information.

Form 1.7

1.8 Development Grant

Development Grants provide 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 23 of the Handbook for more information.

Form 1.8