Congratulations: NEXTgen Program 2020-21 Cohort Graduates!

A ‘Zoom’ moment in time of the NEXTgen Program 2020-21 cohort, who successfully graduated from the program on Thursday, 6 May 2021. This image shows that nothing can get in the way of the NEXTgen Program participants, not even in a pandemic.

What is the Bootcamp program?

Standards Australia are offering to work with Universities and Industry to provide a new program called Bootcamp.
As part of our NEXTgen program, Bootcamp is a program designed for students and young professionals to create interest and develop an understanding of the national standardisation process that supports Australian industry and government.

Participants will learn the principles that govern standards, the standards development process, the parties involved, and the drafting rules that standards must adhere to.
The goal of the program is to increase industry awareness in standards and encourage the next generation of young professionals to take an interest in standards.

What can you gain from this program?

  • Who is Standards Australia and what are Australian Standards
  • An understanding of the standardisation process
  • An awareness of the parties involved in standards development
  • Professional development opportunities

How do you get involved in Bootcamp?

University or Industry groups can request to get involved in the program by completing a Bootcamp application form
Standards Australia will contact you within 10 days of completing your application.

IEC Young Professionals Programme

Are you an emerging leader in the energy or electrotechnology industry? Do you want to represent Australia in international standards development? The IEC Young Professionals Programme 2022 is an opportunity for emerging leaders in energy and electrotechnology to further develop their skills on an international stage. 

In addition to the Standards Australia NEXTgen Contributors Program, we are also looking for applicants to participate in the IEC Young Professionals Programme. You can learn more about the program on the IEC website.

The program includes an Annual Workshop which will be held in parallel with the IEC 2021 General Meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 3-7 October 2021. In 2021, the workshop will be organised as a hybrid meeting, with the possibility remote participation. Please note that due to border closures, it is very likely that Australian participation in the program will be remote.

There will be a maximum of two applicants chosen for this prestigious program.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the IEC Young Professionals Programme 2022, then please provide your CV and a cover letter addressing the below targeted questions:
  • What does leadership mean to you?
  • Give an example of a time that you have demonstrated leadership within a professional setting.
  • Why do you want to be considered for the IEC Young Professionals Program 2022?

Please keep your answers to a maximum of 800 words.

All written applications and documents can be sent to