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Nominations are now being accepted for the Rio Tinto Leadership Award and will close on 18 December 2020.

North Regional TAFE and Rio Tinto are seeking nominations from suitable 2020 students that can demonstrate outstanding academic achievement or having overcome significant barriers to reach an academic goal.

The Rio Tinto Leadership Awards are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, aged 18 to 25 year old, who have been a NR TAFE student in 2020 and live in either Broome, Bidyadanga, Derby or Dampier Peninsula.

In 2020 the award recipients will be limited to one (1) Rio Tinto Aboriginal Student of the Year Award and twelve (12) Rio Tinto Study Recognition Awards.


  • One (1) student will be recognized and awarded the Rio Tinto Aboriginal Student of the Year Award and receive $1,000
  • Twelve (12) students will be recognized and awarded Rio Tinto Study Recognition Awards and receive $750 each. Study Recognition Awards will be allocated to 4 students in each of the three community zones – Broome/Bidyadanga, Derby and Dampier Peninsula


This award seeks to encourage students to strive to do their best and provides an opportunity for Rio Tinto to demonstrate ongoing commitment to Aboriginal training and employment in the West Kimberley region. Applications from all NR TAFE courses will be accepted, however, courses in the following training areas will be considered favourably:

•             Mining, engineering, transport

•             Management, business and computing

•             Construction and rural industries

•             Health, hospitality, education and community services

•             Marine, applied and environmental science


There are eligibility requirements listed within the below RIO TINTO Award Information document and Nomination form.



Rio Tinto Leadership Award Flyer

Rio Tinto Leadership Award Information

Rio Tinto Leadership Award Nomination Form



Scholarship Applicant Information 

Scholarship Policy Terms and Conditions


Page last updated November 24, 2020