In 2015 the Trust decided to fund a pilot project whereby it provided a number grants to selected Fashion Design Students.
Initially 25 grants were provided for 2016, allocated to RMIT, Whitehouse Design, UTS, QUT, TAFE SA and Curtin University.
In 2020 the program was extended to include Box Hill Institute, Holmes Glen Institute, TAFE NSW and LCI Melbourne.
The criteria for administering and directing the grants are:
The grants are allocated to the pilot project participants as follow:
|Curtin||Bachelor or Arts (Fashion)||2||$3000|
|RMIT||Bachelor of Fashion (Design & Technology)||4||$6000|
|Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Hons)||4||$8000|
|TAFE SA||Bachelor of Fashion Design||3||$4500|
|QUT||Bachelor of Design (Hons)||2||$4000|
|UTS||BA Hons Fashion and Textile Design||4||$8000|
|Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia||Bachelor of Design||6||$9000|
|Box Hill Institute||Bachelor of Fashion||1||$1500|
|Holmes Glen Institute||Bachelor of Fashion Design||1||$1500|
|TAFE NSW||Bachelor of Fashion Design||2||$1500|
|LCI Melbourne||Bachelor of Fashion & Costume Design||1||$1500|
Use the menus or the links above to view galleries of the creations of the students .
Selected videos are available to display some galleries.
Where galleries are not yet available the link will direct you to the institute’s website.
The outcomes of the program were reviewed in February 2017 and the Trustees decided to continue the program indefinitely.
For some years the Trustees for the Australian Wool Education Trust have held annual meetings with representatives of a number of Fashion Schools from all over Australia.
The purpose of these meetings is to develop programs whereby the Trust could assist the students develop a better understanding of the characteristics and advantages of wool.
One of the first projects was the development of a set of swatches of wool fabrics for distribution to the Fashion Schools. The selection, assembling and distribution of these swatches was managed by RMIT with assistance by AWI and funded by the Trust.
The Trust continues to provide funds for the addition of new samples to these swatches as new and innovative fabrics become available.