TAFE Queensland scholarships are now open for applications until September 29, giving 100 Australians the opportunity to create a better future through vocational education and training.
The TAFE Queensland Scholarship Program awards each recipient $5000 to study any Certificate III through to an Advanced Diploma or Bachelor Degree at more than 60 campus locations across Queensland or through online courses.
TAFE Queensland interim chief executive officer John Tucker says scholarships help cover the costs of course fees and textbooks, as well as living expenses.
“We know the power vocational education and training has to change people’s lives and we want to help people fulfil their career potential, regardless of their circumstances,” Mr Tucker says.
“First launched in 2015, the TAFE Queensland Scholarship Program has awarded over $2.6 million in scholarships; helping more than 550 Queenslanders pursue their career goals.
“There are two types of scholarships available – one being Merit scholarships aimed at supporting people who have demonstrated strong levels of achievement to advance their careers.
“The second are Access and Equity scholarships which are designed to help students who are battling social or financial hardship.”
To be eligible, applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and must commence study in Semester 1, 2024, or be an existing TAFE Queensland first-year apprentice at the time of submitting the application.
“Scholarships can be life-changing for students, and TAFE Queensland is incredibly grateful for the support of organisations who generously donate each year to the TAFE Queensland Foundation which funds our scholarships program,” Mr Tucker says.
“This year, with support from organisations including RACQ, CPL – Choice Passion Life, Community Bank Samford (part of Bendigo Bank), Exemplar Health, Busy at Work and Queensland Hydro who donate to the TAFE Queensland Foundation, we are helping 100 students to change their lives and achieve their career aspirations.”
With an average of 600 applications received each year, Mr Tucker says he encourages anyone looking to start their career or make a career change to apply now.
To apply and for more information, head to tafeqld.edu.au/scholarships.