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Playford Trust / SA Power Networks at Flinders University, Australia 2024

Application is now open for the Playford Trust / SA Power Networks at Flinders University. Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About Flinders University and Scholarship

Flinders University, renowned for offering a diverse range of over 160 undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as comprehensive supervision for higher degree research across various disciplines, stands at the forefront of academic excellence. The institution embraces modern teaching methodologies, incorporating cutting-edge information and communication technologies to augment traditional face-to-face instruction, thereby providing students with flexible learning options.

Situated in the Adelaide inner southern suburb of Bedford Park, approximately 12 km south of the city center, Flinders University boasts a dynamic campus presence. Additionally, the university extends its reach to Victoria Square in the city center, Tonsley, and several external teaching facilities strategically located in regional South Australia, southwest Victoria, and the Northern Territory. Notably, the university has made a global impact by securing a position among the top 300 institutions worldwide, ranking 266 in the 2022 Times Higher Education rankings.


SA Power Networks, entrusted with managing South Australia’s electricity distribution network and serving over 850,000 residential and business customers, is a key player in the state’s energy landscape. With a workforce of over 2100 employees, the organization is a significant contributor to both metropolitan and regional South Australia.

The scholarship opportunity presented by the Playford Trust in collaboration with SA Power Networks is designed to empower the successful applicant. This scholarship not only provides financial support but also offers a unique chance to engage in a summer work placement at SA Power Networks preceding the scholarship. The focus of the placement is to facilitate skill and knowledge development, enhancing the student’s industry experience. The specific nature of the work and the level of commitment will be collaboratively determined between the student and the company. This initiative underscores the commitment to nurturing talent and fostering practical industry exposure.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to initiate their application promptly, maximizing completion this year. This early engagement enables the Trust to efficiently share applicant details with the company, facilitating a streamlined process.

Details about Playford Trust / SA Power Networks at Flinders University:

Scholarship Sponsor:  Playford Trust, in partnership with SA Power Networks

Scholarship Value: $7,000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): Flinders University, Australia

Eligibility Criteria for Playford Trust / SA Power Networks

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for Playford Trust / SA Power Networks at Flinders University:

  • prepared to start their last year of study in asset management or power engineering in the field of electrical engineering
  • a South Australian resident who is either an Australian citizen or the bearer of a permanent resident visa
  • wanting to work in South Australia for a substantial portion of their career or who will probably be beneficial to the State
  • a top performer having an excellent undergraduate record
  • of moral integrity. Students who show promise as leaders will be given priority.

A supporting statement regarding the student’s accomplishments, character, and leadership potential must be provided by the applicant’s supervisor or an academic referee (such as the dean of the school or faculty) or lecturer.

Selection Criteria

The Playford Trust will consider nominations from students studying at one of the three South Australian public universities and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the nominations.

SA Power Networks and the Playford Trust will jointly make the final selection.

Application Procedure for Playford Trust / SA Power Networks

Interested and eligible candidates for the program should submit applications via the online portal.

The Application Deadline is: 30 April 2024

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