Application submissions for the 4th annual scholarship program sponsored by the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will close on the 11th of May.
The annual scholarship program will enable a packaging engineer to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology, and is a wonderful opportunity to pursue a career in the packaging industry.
Representing the Australian packaging and processing machinery industry, APPMA has been offering the Diploma in Packaging Technology course continuously since 1980.
According to Mr Mark Dingley, Chairman of the APPMA, the Diploma in Packaging Technology is an internationally recognised Level 5 qualification 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.
Mr Dingley explains that the Diploma prepares students to take responsibility for packaging operations at any level through the supply chain, providing them an opportunity to study the principles of packaging, packaging materials and packaging processes.
Mr Pierre Pienaar, FAIP, National President of the AIP adds that the Institute is grateful for associations such as the APPMA, which recognise the importance of education and training and are contributing to the growth of the packaging industry as a whole in Australia.
Submissions must be received by close of business on Friday the 11th of May with the 2012 winner being announced during the AIP National Conference, which will be held on the 14th and 15th of June at Marriott Hotel, Surfers Paradise.