Information for Employees

Build your skills, capabilities and career options with a nationally accredited Diploma qualification that is equivalent to the first year of a Monash University degree.

Government Funding 

The Federal Government is providing funding of $10,000 per employee over two years* to help women study part-time while working. The funding is provided to employers, who may choose to use it to offset some of the costs of your Diploma. If your employer uses all the funding for tuition fees, there will be no additional tuition costs for you or your organisation.

Some employers will need to use the funding (in full or part) to offset the cost of you studying on work time. If this is the case, you will need to pay for the cost of your Diploma: see Women in STEM Fees.

*employers receive $10,000 per employee in Federal Government funding in four instalments over two years provided employees meet the course requirements

Course information

Courses Available
Course Delivery and Structure

A mix of face-to-face and online learning for five to seven hours per week, plus assessments and private study. For a detailed breakdown of units and timing, please see: Women in STEM course structure.

  • Female
  • Employed by a participating employer and be selected by that employer to enrol
  • Meet the entry requirements (see 'Courses Available' above for more information)
Course Dates

The Diploma consists of eight units, which are studied part-time over two years (four units per year)*. Start dates are:

  • October 2021
  • February 2022
  • June 2022

*Students may need to complete an additional unit if they do not meet the higher-level mathematics prerequisite requirements for their Diploma (or specialisation).

Why Monash College?

With Monash College, you’re in experienced hands. For more than 25 years, we’ve been developing and delivering innovative and quality education programs. We manage 11,000 enrolments each year and are focused on supporting you every step of the way.

You’ll be taught by dedicated and engaging experts in brand new, comfortable and hi-tech classrooms. For online study components, you’ll experience the same quality teaching in our Virtual Classroom, which we’ve been developing and pioneering over many years. You’ll have full access to our student services division, counselling team and career coaches to support and guide you through your studies and beyond.

Your classmates will all be Women in STEM program participants. This creates a supportive and comfortable space, particularly if you’ve been out of the classroom for a while. You’ll leave Monash College armed with the knowledge, confidence and practical skills to make the next move in your career or even take on further study.


How to Apply:
  1. Click the Apply Now button.
  2. Sign up and follow the prompts
  3. At Step 5.
    1. Tick 'Yes, I have applied for or will be receiving a sponsorship/scholarship'
    2. Put "Women in STEM" in the Name of the sponsorship/scholarship field
    3. Enter 'organisation name" in the sponsorship/scholarship organisation
Please ensure you have these documents ready to upload. You will need them to complete the application process:
  • Proof of identity - passport or driver license
  • Your resume
  • Evidence of prior learning - transcript of your academic qualification including units studied