ACS Foundation Scholarship feeds ACS Foundation Scholarship feeds Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:55:46 GMT Clear2Pay APAC PTY LTD - Software Engineer Scholarship Role - Sydney, NSW

Clear2Pay is a payments modernization company that actively supports many global financial institutions to meet their payments unification goals through its pure SOA Open Payment Framework (OPF).

Role Description

Work primarily as a software developer within the Sydney business unit, reporting to a Team Lead. The candidate will be participating in the graduate rotation program between the Development, Test and Support teams every few months. It is expected the candidate to demonstrate solid technical skills, being able to work in a team, execute assigned tasks, escalate any issues to the Team Lead, show a positive attitude and willingness to learn.


  • Web Development exposure (HTML, JavaScript, XML)
  • Database knowledge – Relational model, SQL – Oracle exposure is a plus, not essential
  • Programming language – Java – JSE and JEE
  • Understanding of multi-tiered application architecture
  • Comfortable with MS Office applications (Word, Excel)
  • Exposure to modern IDEs – Eclipse preferred

Desired Skills / Experience:

  • Good communication skills – oral and written
  • Team player
  • Good time management
  • Well organised
  • Previous work experience desirable


A bachelors degree in Computer Science/Engineering or Information Technology, Information Systems from an Australian University in the last 2 years. Also the applicant must be prepared to enroll in a University program in order to receive scholarship payments if offered the scholarship. Interstate applicants must be prepared to relocate to Sydney for the role and must mention this in the cover letter.

This role is suitable for undergraduates and post graduates. Scholarship amount for graduates will be 36000.

Closing Date: 2014-12-12 00:00:00.0
Expiring Date: 2014-10-24 00:00:00.0]]>
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:00:00 GMT
Galati Group - IT Systems Administrator Internship - Perth, WA Galati Group, the company behind one of WA' success stories - Spudshed Fresh Food Markets, is expanding their operations and is looking for the right candidate to join their team.

The successful candidate will be exposed to the following tools and technologies:

  • Server Technologies: Active Directory, MS-SQL 2005/2008, Windows Server 2008/2012, Cisco, Sophos
  • Hardware Technologies: HP/Linksys Managed Switches, Dell/HP Servers, Magellan/NCR Scanner-Scales, Avaya Phone Systems, IOS/Android devices
  • Client Technologies: MS Office, MS Project, MS Visio, Teamviewer, MYOB, Sysnet, Lpos, RCM

Role Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain procedural and technical documentation
  • Provide support for setting up ICT systems - installing, configuring, migrating and upgrading software, through to assembling, configuring and maintaining hardware.
  • Provide support, troubleshooting and fault rectification of hardware and software logged through a ticket system.
  • Liaise with internal customers, via telephone and email
  • Guide non-technical users through step-by-step solutions and instructions

Required Skills:

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills with an empathetic approach to service;
  • Flexible in nature and ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to document instructions and procedures for non-technical users
  • Able to assemble and configure a PC from receiving components, through to SW installation
  • Able to troubleshoot hardware
  • Have experience configuring ADSL on a router
  • Student must have own transport and driver' license


The successful candidate must be studying towards an bachelor"s degree qualification in Information Technology/ Information Systems at an Australian University.

Closing Date: 2014-12-01 00:00:00.0
Expiring Date: 2014-11-29 00:00:00.0]]>
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:00:00 GMT
Bankwest - IT Security Internship - Perth, WA Are you in your last year of your degree? Do you have an inquisitive nature and a real passion for problem solving? Do you want to work for the largest, most dynamic IT shop in Perth gaining experience in aspects of IT Security?

Bankwest, The Happy Bank of Western Australia, are offering several ACS Foundation Work Integrated Learning scholarships / internships to work and learn in a dynamic and leading edge IT environment in their IT Security team.

Required Business Skills

  • Demonstrate excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Be able to work as part of a team and independently.
  • A passion for using information technology
  • Want to have fun and go far in your career
  • Outstanding problem solving skills
  • Proactive worker with motivation to learn new skills and concepts

Required Technical Skills

  • Be a good problem solver with an analytical approach to resolving issues.
  • Understanding of the Information Security space, common tools and best practices
  • Understanding of Access Control principles
  • Microsoft Windows and MS Office proficiency
  • System analysis skills advantageous
  • Understanding of Active Directory advantageous

Other Skills

  • Be working towards a formal qualification in Information Technology Security
  • Strong academic record with a distinction average or higher
  • Graduating from an Australian University in July 2015 or beyond.

Applicants must be able to pass an Australian Police Clearance

Closing Date: 2014-12-12 00:00:00.0
Expiring Date: 2014-12-19 00:00:00.0]]>
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:00:00 GMT
First Data - Project Management Office (PMO) Analyst Scholarship - North Sydney, NSW

Role Description

The primary goal of Client Delivery is to support the growth targets of First Data ANZ (“First Data”) by working closely with the Sales and Product teams, and by utilising and managing the support of other technical departments to deliver client projects, on time, on budget, and with the highest quality. Project lifecycles can be anything from a month to a year or more, with project resources likely to be involved in between five and ten projects simultaneously, depending on their complexity.

Measures of Success:

  • Takes responsibility and displays ownership for assigned work
  • Produces quality work in a timely and professional manner
  • Creates quality documentation
  • Communicates well and in a timely manner with team members and management regarding any questions or issues relating to PMO or project information (procedural and/or database)
  • Uses clear, logical, and appropriate level of detail in communicating to the audience, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrates a quality of spirit and professionalism that is an example to others
  • Encourages learning and use of PMO processes and procedures and actively promotes the PMO philosophy and best practices within the organisation
  • Clearly demonstrates abilities to influence outcomes for the benefit of the Client Delivery team and First Data
  • Proactively looks for ways to improve current PMO and project management related practices
  • Collaborates with team members when assigned to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrates and maintains a working understanding of First Data' EFT business and clients

Required skills/ knowledge

  • Good working knowledge of theory, principles and practices of project lifecycle methodology, project management and software development
  • Experience in business analysis and providing IT facilitated business solutions to multiple business units within the organisation; this role will be required to interact with all business and IT functions and exposure to multiple disciplines is key
  • Strong analytical abilities and problem solving skills, with the ability to think ‘outside the box’ and arrive at solid business solutions
  • Ability to quickly understand the big picture and the complexities of multiple business unit needs, as well as address specific details
  • Experienced user of MS Office suite (with advanced Excel skills – Excel formulae, pivot tables, and VB Macro) and MS Project (including MSP advanced features)
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Experience with Enterprise Project Portfolio Management application(s), ideally Clarity
  • Exposure to CRM application(s), ideally Salesforce
  • Experience with reporting tools
  • Exposure to SQL query language, basic database structure and administration
  • Exposure to Data Flow Diagramming techniques
  • Exposure to Software Development Methodologies
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a courteous, professional manner, both in written and oral form, along with the ability to interact effectively and mentor others
  • Skill in planning, organizing, and directing project work to meet desired objectives
  • Ability to produce high quality documentation
  • Attention to detail
  • Well organised with good time management
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of classified information
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong customer service orientation

Desired Experience

  • Detailed hands-on knowledge of all of the project management disciplines described in the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) including integration, scope, time, cost, quality, resource, communications, risk and procurement management functions with a focus on their applicability to IT/Business projects (PMI CAPM certification preferable)
  • Extensive experience in the implementation of development, implementation, and ongoing support of Project Management processes, particularly within an IT environment
  • Understanding of the payments industry and EFT transaction switching and device driving


Successful candidate will have graduated with tertiary qualification in Business (Technical business), Computer Science, Information Systems or related field is desirable but not essential from an Australian University. Also the applicant must have graduated no more than in the past 3 years and be prepared to enrol in a University program in order to receive scholarship payments if offered the scholarship.

First Data are currently seeking two suitable canidates for a 6 month role and a 12 month role.

Closing Date: 2015-01-30 00:00:00.0
Expiring Date: 2014-10-24 00:00:00.0]]>
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:00:00 GMT
First Data - ITSM Analyst Scholarship role - Sydney, NSW Role Description

ITSM Analyst ITSM (IT Service Management) is a highly critical function in First Data' Global Infrastructure Operations department that helps First Data maintain and provide high-class service quality to our clients. ITSM Analyst will assist in Problem management, Change management, and Capacity planning & analysis for the APAC region (ANZ, India, China, and Korea) in accordance with First Data' established processes.


  • Conduct PIR & PRA (Post Incident Review, and Problem Review & Analysis) in a timely manner through meetings with Incident Management, and technical teams to analyse Incident Root causes, agreeing on action items, and assigning Problem records in the CA ServiceDesk tool (ServiceDesk training will be provided).
  • Drive Continuous improvement - Extended thinking (beyond current problem/issue) to ensure similar other problems are prevented. Assess other contributing factors apart from Root cause that may lead to a problem or incident.
  • Ensuring Problem Records are updated in ServiceDesk by assignees, and closed off upon completion.
  • Track Problem trends – increase/decrease in number of incidents – compared to previous year.
  • Reporting – Weekly & Monthly reporting on Problems resolved & outstanding, and updating Management review dashboards.
  • Analysis & reporting on APAC Change statistics (country-wise breakdown of number of Changes implemented, success rate%, etc.).
  • Assist in Capacity Planning & Analysis.
  • Collect and collate System resource utilisation data provided by various infrastructure & application teams.
  • Establish correlation between transaction volumes, and resource utilisation for a given application/platform.
  • Prepare Capacity plans.

Required skills/ knowledge

  • Strong Communication Skills - both written and spoken
  • Strong Analytical aptitude
  • Competent in Office products – Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.

Desired Experience/Business Skills

  • Flexible "can-do' approach, and desire to improve personally and professionally
  • Ability to work under deadlines
  • Team player as well as being able to work independently.
  • At least one-year experience in any ITSM role preferred, but not essential.

Qualifications – Australian University

  • ITIL foundation certification preferred.
  • Successful candidate will be enrolled or have graduated with qualification in Information Technology or a related field from an Australian University. Also the applicant must be prepared to enrol in a University program in order to receive scholarship payments if offered the scholarship instead of ‘Tertiary qualifications in IT highly desirable’

This role is available for undergraduate and postgraduate positions, with the scholarship amount of $32,000 and $36,000 respectively.

Closing Date: 2015-01-30 00:00:00.0
Expiring Date: 2014-10-24 00:00:00.0]]>
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:00:00 GMT