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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.

New and continuing students

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

Royal College of Nursing, Australia: Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Undergraduate

Value up to $30,000, or up to $40,000 for the Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery

Available to undertake Diploma of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery, Bachelor of Nursing/Paramedicine, Master of Nursing (pre-registration), Master or Graduate Diploma of Midwifery (pre-registration).

The scheme is an Australian Government initiative to support students studying an accredited nursing or midwifery course which, on completion, will enable them to practice as an enrolled nurse, registered nurse or midwife. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to apply.

ACN receives an extremely high volume of applications; meeting the eligibility criteria will not guarantee applicants a scholarship offer.

Royal College of Nursing, Australia: Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Remote Undergraduate

Value up to $30,000 over three years of full time study or six years of part time study

Available to undertake Diploma of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery, Bachelor of Nursing/Paramedicine, Master of Nursing (pre-registration), Master or Graduate Diploma of Midwifery (pre-registration).

The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Support Scheme: Remote Undergraduate is an Australian Government initiative to assist nursing and midwifery students who live in remote areas to obtain their registration.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to apply.

ACN receives an extremely high volume of applications; meeting the eligibility criteria will not guarantee applicants a scholarship offer.

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are studying a course in ATSI health work, allied health, dentistry/oral health, medicine, midwifery or nursing.

PHMSS is an Australian Government initiative designed to encourage and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students in health-related disciplines to complete their studies and join the health workforce.

The scheme was established in recognition of Dr Arnold "Puggy" Hunter's significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and his role as Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

Other Scholarships

Youth Off The Streets

More than 20 young people from throughout Australia are awarded scholarships each year 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, as well as support costs like 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.

AVCAT Scholarships
The Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is a national independent charity administering tertiary scholarships for children and grandchildren of ex-service men and women.

Scholarship applications are currently closed but will reopen later in 2016.

Graduating students

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. 

Indigenous students

Indigenous Business Australia Scholarship Fund
The Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) Scholarships are intended for mature-aged Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons who aspire to achieve higher educational qualifications in business studies including business, accounting, financial management, commerce, tourism management and governance. Qualifications can be attained through Vocational Education and Training (VET) or TAFE Queensland courses.

The scholarship provides recipients with a broad range of financial support covering not only course fees but day-to-day study expenses (telephone, broadband, child care, transport). 

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.