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A scholarship will help you meet all or part of your course fees and expenses.
Scholarships are available from a variety of sources, such as government departments, individuals or organisations. Each has different eligibility criteria.
To find out more about some of the different scholarships available click on the links below. As there are many more scholarships available than are listed below we recommend that you do your own research. Contact us about the ones for which you think you could apply:
The NSW Government is offering Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarships to students undertaking selected government-subsidised qualifications on the NSW Skills List in areas related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).
Students who commence training in one of these qualifications on or after 1 January 2016 with an approved Smart and Skilled training provider are eligible to apply for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship worth $1,000.
To be eligible for a Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship, you must:
Applications are expected to open in March 2016. The first 6,250 students to successfully apply in 2016 will be offered a scholarship.
Information on merit scholarships, known as TAFE National Achievement Scholarships is available on the TAFE National Scholarships website.
Students who complete an Abstudy Form M, attach the appropriate documentation and have it signed by their course Head Teacher, can apply for financial assistance to cover the cost of purchasing items required to enhance your learning up to the value of $2080. For more information visit the Human Services website.
The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme is funded by Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
The Scheme was established in recognition of Dr Arnold ('Puggy') Hunter's significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and in his previous role as Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).
The aim of the Scheme is to help address the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health professions and increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with professional health qualifications.
The scholarship provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are studying, or are intending to study, in a health related discipline at an undergraduate or TAFE (Certificate IV and above) level in the areas of: Aboriginal health; Alcohol and other drugs; Allied health (excluding pharmacy); Dentistry/oral health ; Health service management ; Health promotion ; Medicine ; Mental health; Midwifery; and Nursing.
Value of funding
Full time study load = up to $15,000 per year for the usual term of the course
Part time study load = up to $7,500 per year for the usual term of the course
Applicants must identify as and be able to prove their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander status.
To prove your status as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, you must obtain a written Confirmation of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Descent document from an Indigenous Australian organisation within the community in which you live or have previously lived.
The Confirmation of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Descent document must include the signatures of two office holders.
A Confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Descent from an incorporated body related to an academic institution will not be accepted.
Scholarships will be awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee and will be based on the following criteria:
NSW Health, in partnership with TAFE NSW and the NSW Health Registered Training Organisations, offer scholarships for the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse) program across NSW.
Details are available online now at the Ministry of Health website: Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse) Scholarships.
Applications are open from 9 January – 10 February 2017, via the application portal on the above site.
For more information about the awards visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.
For the full list of application closing dates, by country visit the closing dates page of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.
Nominations for Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships Now Open (closes 30 May)
The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships assist apprentices in NSW who have demonstrated:
There will be a maximum of 50 Scholarships awarded annually including 10 NSW Country Apprentice Scholarships. Scholarships are open to school based apprentices.
The Scholarships are worth $5,000 each year for up to three years.
Apprentices with a disability will need to disclose their disability and will be assessed on hardship and aptitude.
To be eligible apprentices must:
The applications will remain open until the close of business 5:00pm on Tuesday 30th May 2017.
The application form will require a statement each from the employer and a representative of the registered training organisation.
For more information and to apply, visit Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship 2017
The NSW Government is offering 1000 free places on the Safer Drivers Course each year to help young learner drivers to be confident on our roads. The fee exemption allows those who are financially disadvantaged to benefit from the road safety outcomes of the Safer Drivers Course. To be eligible for a free place, drivers must hold a valid L plate, be under the age of 25, have completed at least 50 log book hours, and have a current Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card.
To apply, download the application form here. Then attach the completed form via email here.
For more information, visit the Transport for NSW Safer Drivers Course website.
The Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women Inc. is offering the Maude Spielvogel Scholarship ($1250) and the Wendy Martin Education Encouragement Award ($750) in 2017.
These awards are given each year in memory of two remarkable educators who taught in Coffs Harbour, and who strongly believed in equitable access to education for girls and women.
Criteria for Awards:
Selected candidates will be expected to attend an interview in support of their application.
Award recipients will also receive a 12-month membership of BPW Australia (with an expectation to attend at least 3 meetings over the year).
Applications must be typewritten in Calibri 12 font using this form and submitted with supporting evidence by 25 May 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the links below in the Scholarship/Assistance column to find more information about each type of assistance.
Bill Ussher Scholarship