The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) advises that submissions will close on the 23 February for the two annual scholarship programs for the industry.
According to AIP, the scholarships will enable one lucky packaging technologist, designer or engineer in both Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology to the value of $9,000.
From 2018 there will be two scholarships made available for the industry; the Australian Scholarship will continue to be sponsored by the APPMA and the New Zealand program will be launched by the Packaging Council of New Zealand.
The Diploma in Packaging Technology is a Level 5 qualification which is internationally recognised for those wishing to pursue a career in the packaging industry or for those who are already in the industry and who wish to extend their knowledge and expertise.
The Diploma prepares students to take responsibility for packaging operations at any level through the supply chain. The qualification is comprehensive and provides an opportunity to study the principles of packaging, packaging materials and packaging processes.
Who should apply?
Diploma in Packaging Technology students are from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, and are typically experienced practitioners or managers in technical, sales/marketing, QA, purchasing, engineering or design.
Completion of the Diploma in Packaging Technology demonstrates your commitment to your career and to the industry. Delegates who successfully complete the Diploma are equipping themselves for senior positions within the packaging industry.