Scholarships For Regional Australia

Date —

13 May 2020

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

Summary —

The Australian Government has opened the second round of applications for Destination Australia Program grants to encourage international and domestic students studying in regional Australia.

Key Issues —

The Australian Government has announced the second round of Destination Australia Program grants, offering an additional 250 scholarships for domestic and international students to study at regional universities and vocational education and training providers. 

The scholarships of up to $15,000 per student per year will provide students with the opportunity to attain qualifications from Certificate IV to PhD level for critical jobs to support the Australian economic recovery, such as aged care, health care and logistics. It also encourages students to study, work and live in regional areas boosted regional economies. 

As part of the program, successful education providers will be entitled to additional funding to allocate, administer and promote the scholarship to prospective students, supporting their workforce and promoting their organisations in general. 

Applications from eligible providers close on 7 July 2020, and tertiary education providers should check their eligibility for the scholarships via the Community Grants Hub:

Community Grants Hub —

Students will be able to apply for a 2021 scholarship once successful education providers are announced in early October 2020. Students can apply for scholarships direct with a successful tertiary education provider.

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 Vocational Education Reference Committee.

Further Information —

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