Destination Australia Grants Open

Date —

20 Aug 2019

Industry Sector/s —
Higher Education, Vocational Education & Training

Summary —

The Australian Government is now accepting applications for Destination Australia Program grants that will provide grants to eligible tertiary education providers to allocate, administer and promote scholarships for international and domestic students studying in regional Australia.

Key Issues For the Sector —

The Australian Government is inviting applications through a targeted competitive process to apply to deliver services under the International Education Support Outcome – Destination Australia Program from 2019-20 to 2022-23.

The objective of the grant opportunity is to attract and support international and domestic students to study in regional Australia, to grow and develop regional Australian tertiary education providers and offer students a high quality learning experience. The program will:

  • Enhance regional and rural Australian education institutions through promoting activities that contribute to growth and sustainability,
  • Offer students from Australia and overseas the opportunity to undertake high quality education, training and research in, and to experience regional and rural Australia, and
  • Ensure regions share in the benefits of our $35 billion international education sector.

The intended outcomes of the Destination Australia Program are:

  • International and domestic students receive Australian Government scholarships for studying in regional Australia, and
  • Increased awareness of the benefits of living, studying and working in regional Australia.

The program will provide grants to eligible Australian tertiary education providers to allocate, administer and promote scholarships for international and domestic students studying in regional Australia. The grant opportunity is available to registered Australian tertiary education providers that meet the eligibility criteria. Further information on the program is available at:

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The program will award to the Australian tertiary education provider $15,000 in scholarship funding per student, per year, and $1,500 in promotional and administration assistance per year, per scholarship awarded.

Tertiary education providers must have a campus location in a regional area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure from the Australian Bureau of Statistics which is defined as: Inner regional; outer regional; remote and very remote

Member Engagement:

ITECA’s ability to play a lead role in matters associated with this issue rests on the advice and guidance of individuals serving on the ITECA Higher Education and Vocational Education Reference Committees.

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