Program information

What is an approved course of study?

Educational programs delivered by an RTO (Recognised Training Organisation) are supported by the bursary program.

They include:

  • High school education
  • College
  • School based apprenticeship (Cert I-IV and Diploma)
  • Tertiary preparation courses
  • Undergraduate degrees (Advanced Diploma, Bachelor degree, Bachelor degree with honors or Associate degree*)
  • Home schooling endorsed by edcuational authority 

*If you have already attained an Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor degree or Bachelor degree with honors you are not eligible to apply for this program.

Important dates

Applications open 9:00am 25 July 2018 and close 5:00pm 5 September 2018.

Bursary money

Each bursary recipient is awarded $3,000 over a one year period. This money is paid in instalments of $750, usually made in February, March, July and October. 

What can the bursary money be spent on?

Anything that helps you participate in education. This could include, but is not limited to:

  • School fees
  • Laptops and software
  • Uniforms
  • Transport and accomodation
  • Respite care
  • Emotional support 
  • Extracurricular activities 

Bursary recipients are not required to provide receipts of spending. 

What happens if I'm successful? 

If your application is successful, you are required to complete two surveys; one at the mid-year point and one at the end of the year. 

The mid-year survey will recheck your eligibility for the program in case any of your circumstances have changed. 

In the event that you are no longer eligible at the mid-year survey point (ceased studying, caring role ended or you are no longer a citizen) you are not required to return the funding already paid to you.