TAFE
Queensland
Scholarships

Achieve your career goals with the help of a $5,000 TAFE Queensland Scholarship.

At TAFE Queensland we give people practical skills to do extraordinary things. Whether you are about to finish school, upskilling or are looking for a new career, find out how we can help you make great happen.

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About TAFE Queensland Scholarships

There are two types of scholarship available:

Access and equity

Access and equity scholarships provide equitable access to study at TAFE Queensland. They are awarded to students who can demonstrate a genuine interest in and commitment to their chosen career, and on the basis of specific equity criteria.

Merit

Merit scholarships are awarded to students who can demonstrate that they will do well in the industry in which they apply for the scholarship.

  • What types of scholarship are available?

    What types of scholarship are available?

    Merit scholarships are awarded to students who can demonstrate that they will do well in the industry in which they apply for the scholarship.

    Access and equity scholarships provide equitable access to study at TAFE Queensland. They are awarded to students who can demonstrate a genuine interest in and commitment to their chosen career and identify themselves with one or more of the following categories as a person who is:

    • of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
    • has significant caring responsibilities
    • has a disability or long-term medical condition or illness
    • long-term unemployed (for a period greater than 6 months);
    • a sole parent
    • suffering significant financial difficulties or social barriers to study
    • a woman in a non-traditional industry (e.g. automotive, construction)
    • a man in a non-traditional industry (e.g. hairdressing and beauty, health services)
    • a mature age student returning to the workforce (over the age of 21)
    • a mature age student (over the age of 21) transferring to one of the industries identified In what areas are scholarships awarded?
    • suffering from another specified disadvantage.
  • In what areas are scholarships awarded?

    In what areas are scholarships awarded?

    Scholarships may be awarded in the following industry areas:

    • Automotive
    • Business services
    • Community services
    • Construction
    • Education services
    • Electrotechnology
    • Engineering
    • Event management
    • Hairdressing and beauty
    • Health services
    • Horticulture
    • Hospitality
    • Information technology
    • Marine
    • Media
    • Tourism
  • In what qualifications are scholarships awarded?

    In what qualifications are scholarships awarded?

    • Certificate III
    • Certificate IV
    • Diploma
    • Advanced Diploma
  • Am I eligible to apply for a scholarship?

    Am I eligible to apply for a scholarship?

    To be eligible to receive a TAFE Queensland Scholarship you must:

    • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident (passport, birth certificate, visa or citizenship certificate must be provided); and
    • be a Current Student enrolled for the Next Period of Study or a Future student intending to enrol in an approved TAFE Queensland Qualification for the Next Period of Study.

    Employees of TAFE Queensland are not eligible to apply.

    TAFE Queensland Scholarships are not available for TAFE at School qualifications.

    Current Students part way through their current TAFE Queensland Qualification are eligible to apply provided there is one full semester (or no less than three months) of that Qualification remaining on the date the scholarship offer is made.

  • What questions will I have to answer?

    What questions will I have to answer?

    In a maximum of 300 words per question you will be required to answer the following:

    • Please describe your general life experience and life goals.
    • Please describe your career goals, tell us how these relate to your life experience and life goals.
    • Please describe your understanding of your chosen industry, including any current or previous industry experience, either in this industry or another.
    • Tell us about your commitment to your chosen industry.
    • Tell us why you believe that TAFE Queensland will help you to achieve your goals.
    • Tell us how you intend to use the scholarship money if you are successful.
  • What are the selection criteria?

    What are the selection criteria?

    The following selection criteria will be used by the TAFE Queensland Scholarships Selection Committee when assessing your answers to the questions in the section above.

    • Describe your general life experience and life goals
    • Describe your career goals and tell us how these relate to your life experience and life goals
    • Describe your understanding of your chosen industry, including any current or previous industry experience, either in this industry or another
    • Tell us about your commitment to your chosen industry
    • Tell us why you believe that TAFE Queensland will help you to achieve your goals
    • Tell us how you intend to use the scholarship money if you are successful.
  • How do I apply?

    How do I apply?

    To apply for a TAFE Queensland Scholarship, you will need to complete the online application form.

    Before completing the application form, please read the Terms and Conditions to see if you meet the requirements to apply for a scholarship.

    You will need to complete all relevant sections of the form in one go and can upload a maximum of 10 documents to support your application.

    Check the What information will I need to provide with my application? section to make sure you have all the information you need before you start.

    Applications submitted without the mandatory supporting evidence will not be considered.

    You will receive confirmation via email of your application being successfully submitted. Please check that you have received this email to be sure your application has been received.

    Please note: If you do not receive this confirmation, you may be required to submit your application again.

  • What information will I need to provide with my application?

    What information will I need to provide with my application?

    • You will need to provide copies of key documents as part of your application. The TAFE Queensland Scholarship Selection Committee uses this information to make sure you are eligible to apply and to assess your application.
    • You must attach certified proof that you are an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident. e.g. certified passport, birth certificate, visa or citizenship certificate must be provided.
    • If you are a merit scholarship applicant, you must attach evidence of achievement. This can be demonstrated through previous study, industry experience or a combination of both.
    • If you are an access and equity scholarship applicant, you must identify yourself with one of the access and equity groups listed in the ‘What types of scholarship are available? section and attach evidence to support this.
    • If you are an existing TAFE Queensland student applying for a scholarship part way through your current qualification, you must attach evidence of courses completed, results of past study at TAFE Queensland as well as supporting statements detailing why consideration should be given for a scholarship part way through your qualification.
    • Only complete applications with all documentation will be considered. So before you submit your application, please make sure you have attached all the required information.
    • If you are a school leaver applying for a TAFE Queensland Scholarship straight from school must attach supporting statements from a current teacher or Principal.
  • When are scholarship applications assessed?

    When are scholarship applications assessed?

    Scholarships will be assessed and awarded annually, for start of study in Semester 1.

  • How are scholarship applications assessed?

    How are scholarship applications assessed?

    The TAFE Queensland Scholarship Selection Committee will assess the information you provided in your application against the identified selection criteria listed in the ‘What are the selection criteria?’ section.

  • When will I be notified of the outcome of my application?

    When will I be notified of the outcome of my application?

    Following the selection process, you will receive notification of the outcome of your application, by email.

  • How and when will I receive the scholarship money?

    How and when will I receive the scholarship money?

    Scholarship money will be paid via electronic funds transfer directly into your bank account. The bank account must be in your name.

    The total scholarship payment will be $5000 split into two payments as follows:

    • Payment 1: $3000 will be paid at the commencement of the Qualification on proof of enrolment and attendance in the Next Period of Study following the date of the scholarship offer for the specific Qualification in which the scholarship was awarded; and
    • Payment 2: $2000 will be paid on evidence of successful completion of the Qualification and satisfactory payment of course fees. It is the responsibility of the recipient to provide a copy of their Qualification documentation as proof of completion to Scholarships@tafe.qld.edu.au.
  • How can I spend the scholarship money?

    How can I spend the scholarship money?

    Scholarship payments can be used by the recipient used to meet costs including:

    • course fees
    • tuition costs
    • cost of books and other study materials
    • uniform/PPE
    • tools or equipment
    • laptop or other electronic devices
    • cost of living expenses
    • cost of childcare
    • living away from home
    • travel costs
  • Can I apply more than once for a TAFE Queensland scholarship?

    Can I apply more than once for a TAFE Queensland scholarship?

    • If you apply and are unsuccessful you may re-apply.
    • If you have applied and been awarded a scholarship, you cannot re-apply for two years.
    • If you are awarded a scholarship and you don’t complete the first semester or equivalent, you become excluded from any future scholarship applications.
  • Can I defer a scholarship offer?

    Can I defer a scholarship offer?

    The award of a scholarship does not guarantee course placement. Scholarships will be awarded for the next available start of study date. No deferment of the scholarship is allowed.

  • Where can I access more information about the scholarship program?

    Where can I access more information about the scholarship program?

    For more information please see our Scholarships Guide and TAFE Queensland Scholarships terms and conditions, or contact the Scholarships Coordinator at scholarships@tafe.qld.edu.au