Defence Industry Veterans Employment Scheme (DIVES)

If you are a resident of WA and a current or ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) member you could be eligible for a $5,000 education scholarship!

The Defence Industry Veterans Employment Scheme or ‘DIVES’ for short, is a scholarship program funded by the WA state government and supported by the WA defence industry.

Man in high-vis with naval vessels under construction in the background
Image source: South Metropolitan Tafe WA

What does it cover?

Who is it for?

  • ADF veterans*
  • Active or inactive members of the reserve forces
  • Currently serving ADF members planning to transition in the next 3-6 months

Applications are now open!

Apply for a DIVES scholarship here.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity – and free advice on choosing the best training options to meet your career goals – the specialist defence industry in the Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre have said they are here to help … They even shared some contact details if you want to reach them: 08 9599 8655 /

* To be eligible for study options defence experience must be from within the last 10 years, and 5 years for RPL.


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