Busselton Jetty Inc. and the Busselton Jetty Environment Foundation (BJEF) proudly support university students to further their knowledge in academic field of interest. A wide range of exciting topics can be explored in the protected waters of Geographe Bay and include biodiversity, climate change, behaviour and physiology, physical oceanography, ecology, aquaculture, human impacts and invasive species. Interested in undertaking your own research at Busselton Jetty? Read below to learn more. 

Not ready to tackle your own research yet? We also support student workplace learning, tailored for your school or institution requirements.

PhD Top Up Scholarship

Want to make a local and lasting impact through your academic pursuits? The BJEF is excited to launch our higher degree research scholarships in 2022. 

A $10,000 p.a. top up scholarship is available increase knowledge about the marine ecosystem beneath Busselton Jetty and the wider environs of Geographe Bay. We need more knowledge about our understudied marine environment to ensure we are managing it correctly and ensure that we have a good understanding of what the local climate change impacts will be. 

If you have a project idea, please contact your preferred supervisor/s at your chosen university to begin your new learning journey! Please note that admission requirements, timelines and eligibility vary among institutions.

Honours Scholarship

Feeling inspired by your undergraduate learning experience? Why not further your knowledge into a specific field of interest by undertaking an Honours year. 

Each year, up to 2 Honours scholarships are available, to the value of $1500 per project. Scholarships are available to full time and part time students. The BJEF is also open to discussing project commencements for both Semester 1 and Semester 2 enrolments. 

Ready to take your knowledge to the next level? Begin a conversation with your preferred supervisor/s at your chosen university about possible projects. We will liaise with your supervisor to support you in your Honours year of study.

Work Integrated Learning

Are you at high school, or in your undergraduate years at university? Busselton Jetty Inc can work with your school or university to go beyond the classroom and to the end of the Jetty. 

Here you will experience what it’s like to be a tour guide, hone your identification skills, assist with our everyday operations and be a part of the Busselton Jetty team during your placement. 

We can accommodate a variety of timetables to support work placements in our existing operations. Please contact Student Services or your Vocational Coordinator at your school or university. 

Got a question? Send your query to Busselton Jetty’s Environment Manager uwo@busseltonjetty.com.au