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TAFE Queensland Scholarships

Achieve your career goals with the help of a $5000 TAFE Queensland Scholarship.

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.

Merit and access and equity scholarships are available to assist with your study costs - from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma - in a range of industry areas.

Find out more and apply online.

View the TAFE Queensland Scholarships Guide.

Bursaries and external scholarships

Many other government agencies and community organisations offer scholarships. Some of those opportunities are listed below.

New students/current students

QUT Encouragement Scholarship - Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation
If you live and study in Caboolture and enrol in the Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation, you can apply for a QUT Encouragement Scholarship. This financial support from QUT is part of the university's commitment to helping people from all backgrounds ensure they have as few barriers as possible on their path to tertiary study. Students may also be eligible for a free Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) and a QTAC application voucher.

Royal College of Nursing, Australia: Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Undergraduate (NAHSSS UG)
The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Undergraduate (NAHSSS UG) is an Australian Government initiative providing financial assistance to Australian citizens or permanent residents in the form of a scholarship worth up to a total of $10,000 per year for three years full-time study, or $5,000 per year for up to six years part-time study. The Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Div2) provided by TAFE Queensland is an approved course for application to this scholarship. Find out more

Youth Off The Streets
Over 20 young people from throughout Australia are awarded scholarships each year to the value of $6,000 each to pursue further education or training so they may realise their potential for a positive future. Nominations for the Youth Off The Streets Scholarship Program are not restricted to a specific study or training path.

Scholarship funds can be used to pay for educational course fees and also for support costs such as equipment, uniforms, textbooks and stationery to ensure that the scholarship recipients have every possible opportunity to reach their goals. Along with financial assistance, Youth Off The Streets will match each scholarship recipient with a mentor for the first year of their scholarship, to provide support and guidance to help them to achieve their goals. Find out more

Graduating students

Australian Government: Aged Care Nursing Scholarships
The Department of Health and Ageing offers a range of scholarships available for Australian citizens or permanent residents who are committed to aged care. Aged care nursing scholarships may provide eligible applicants with up to $30,000 for a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short course studies either full time or part time. For further information, please contact the Australian College of Nursing on 1800 116 696 or or via email to

Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships
The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships provide support for young Australians in a variety of categories to help them further their cultural education and achieve their dreams. They are awarded each year for study, maintenance and travel either in Australia or overseas. Scholarships are offered in nine categories that include acting, architecture, ballet, instrumental music, painting, poetry, prose, sculpture and singing. Find out more

Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards
The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (SOYA) is the leading grants program for emerging creative talent. SOYA provides practical support in the form of $10,000 in flights and cash, but the real incentive is the opportunity to build a professional mentoring relationship with creative leaders like Marc Newson, Zimmermann, Deanne Check, Jan Chapman and Liz Ann Macgregor, helping young innovators expand their horizons, build up their business base, and learn the ropes from leading industry icons and some of the greatest creative minds in the world. Find out more

Queensland Overseas Foundation
A Queensland Overseas Foundation's helps to further your skills with an overseas career for up to two years. Winners receive a scholarship valued up to $7,000 to be mentored by experienced businesspeople. If you have completed an apprenticeship or traineeship (Certificate III or above), or a vocational Certificate IV or above, in the past four years and gained relevant work experience, you may be eligible. You must be a Queensland resident and be prepared to take up the scholarship within 12 months of it being awarded. Find out more

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
The Churchill Trust awards overseas research fellowships known as 'Churchill Fellowships'. Since its inception The Churchill Trust has awarded Churchill Fellowships to over 3,400 Australians who, like Churchill, are innovative, filled with a spirit of determination and possess a strong desire to benefit their community. Churchill Fellowships allow you to design your own research project, travel the world and further your knowledge of your chosen field, before returning to make a real contribution to Australian society. Find out more

Indigenous students

R.N Hammon Scholarship
A scholarship to the value of $3500 is available to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who have successfully completed at least one year of an undergraduate program and are enrolling full-time for a subsequent year of that program. Preference will be given to applicants enrolling for programs in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, dentistry, architecture, agriculture and veterinary science. Applications from students in other fields of study will be considered if scholarships remain after all applications from students in the preferred fields have been considered. Find out more

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS)
The scholarship is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders undertaking, or intending to undertake, study at undergraduate or TAFE level in the areas of: Aboriginal health worker, alcohol and other drugs workers, allied health (excluding pharmacy), dentistry/oral health, health service management, health promotion, medicine, mental health, midwifery, and nursing. Applicants must identify as and be able to prove their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander status. Selection is based on community involvement and leadership; commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health; and commitment to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in the future. Find out more

International students

Australia Awards - Endeavour Awards
The Endeavour Awards are a part of the Australia Awards initiative which was announced by the Prime Minister in November 2009. The Australia Awards have been established to maximise the benefit to Australia of its extensive scholarship programs, and to support enduring ties between Australia and its neighbours. The Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Awards provide financial support for international students from participating countries to undertake vocational education at a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree level in any field of study in Australia.
For more information and how to apply for these scholarships, please visit the Australian Awards website.



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