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Destination Australia scholarship

Up to AUD$35,000* to study at a regional WA TAFE college* in 2024!

Are you an international student in Australia, looking for a unique opportunity to study a TAFE qualification and get hands on training in stunning regional Western Australia? Apply now for the Destination Australia Round 5 scholarship in 2024 and you could receive AUD$7,500 per semester of study PLUS an additional AUD$5,000 with the WA Regional TAFE International Bursary.

18 month scholarships (3 semesters of study)

4 scholarships total. Scholarship value: AUD$27,500 (comprised of AUD$22,500 Destination Australia paid in three AUD$7,500 instalments, plus a one-off payment of the AUD$5,000 Regional Bursary). Eligible study packages and campuses include:

Campus locationsCourseDurationScholarship value
Geraldton, 
Kalgoorlie, 
Northam
HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing3 semesters
(18 months)

AUD$27,500, made up of:

AUD$22,500 Destination Australia, 
plus AUD$5,000 Regional Bursary

 

24 month scholarships (4 semesters of study)

8 scholarships remain in total. Scholarship value: AUD$35,000 (comprised of AUD$30,000 Destination Australia paid in four AUD$7,500 instalments, plus a one-off payment of the AUD$5,000 Regional Bursary). Course packages below include a Certificate III qualification to make the 24 month study package. Eligible primary courses and regional campuses include:

Campus locationsCourseDurationScholarship value
Geraldton, 
Kalgoorlie, 
Bunbury
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care4 semesters
(24 months)

AUD$35,000, made up of:

AUD$30,000 Destination Australia, 
plus AUD$5,000 Regional Bursary


* Terms and conditions apply. Refer to eligibility criteria and eligible study packages for TAFE campus details.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • be a new international student, commencing an eligible new course with TAFE International WA in Semester 2, 2024 (cannot be a current student);
  • hold a student visa subclass 500 on or before course commencement;
  • be over 18 years of age on or before course commencement;
  • complete an application form, an applicant statement and provide highest academic results for assessment; and
  • meet the academic and English proficiency entry requirements for the chosen course.
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Applying for the Destination Australia scholarship

  1. Read the Application Guide [PDF 5 MB](PDF document - opens in a new tab) for full details on the Destination Australia scholarships
  2. Complete the Applicant Statement form [PDF 1 MB](PDF document - opens in a new tab)
  3. Apply online for an eligible TAFE course, and attach your Applicant Statement to your application

Once we receive your application

  1. We will email you a confirmation of receipt. 
  2. Our selection process considers your eligibility; academic merit; personal statement; and diversity and inclusion in the decision making process. 
  3. After careful evaluation of all the applications, our team will notify successful candidates via email.

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  • All applications for Semester 2 will be reviewed after the Application Closing Date of Tuesday, April 30, 2024. 
  • Applicants can expect to be notified of their Scholarship outcome in May, 2024.

For any questions, please contact TIWA – email study.TIWA@dtwd.wa.gov.au or phone (+618) 9218 2100.

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Michelle | Zimbabwe

"I have been living two streets away from the beach for the past seven months and coming from a landlocked country, I still cannot get over how blessed we are with the beauty around us... I have really fallen in love with Bunbury and it truly feels like home to me."

"My course has certainly prepared me in so many ways for my future career. It has taught me confidence, people skills and business management skills. I can already see in my day to day life how much more prepared I am to tackle and overcome obstacles that confront me at work... I am so very grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from this course.”

Why should you choose TAFE?

High quality education

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Studying at a regional TAFE location in Western Australia offers numerous benefits. You'll receive a high quality education, gain practical skills, and learn from experienced industry professionals.

Practical skills and hands on training

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TAFE courses provide hands on training to equip you with real world skills and experience. By studying at a TAFE college in Western Australia, you'll get practical skills to succeed in your chosen career.

Explore beautiful landscapes and local cultures

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Studying at a regional TAFE location in Western Australia offers more than just an education. You'll have the opportunity to explore beautiful landscapes, experience local cultures, and make lifelong friends.

Read full terms and conditions of the Destination Australia scholarship

Name of scholarship

Destination Australia Program Scholarship

Scholarship value

AUD$7,500 per semester for the duration of studies.

Purpose

Destination Australia Scholarships are funded by the Commonwealth Government, and are designed to attract and support students who choose to live and study in regional Western Australia. The scholarship provides students with the opportunity to undertake high quality education and training and to experience life in regional and remote Australia.

Application opening date

Monday 8 January 2024

Application closing date

Tuesday 30 April 2024

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • be a new international student, commencing an eligible new course with TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) in Semester 2, 2024 (cannot be a current student);
  • hold a student visa subclass 500 on or before course commencement;
  • be 18 years of age on or before course commencement;
  • complete an application form, an applicant statement and provide highest academic results for assessment; and
  • meet the academic and English proficiency entry requirements for the chosen course.

Rules/criteria throughout scholarship

  • Scholarship students must maintain a full-time enrolment study load for their scholarship course, as well as satisfactory competency progress each semester.
  • There will be no deferrals within the scholarship period. The course must be successfully completed within the duration of the scholarship.
  • The scholarships are not transferrable to other TAFE colleges within WA.
  • Scholarship students must maintain ongoing residency in the nominated regional location for the duration of the scholarship period.
  • Successful candidates will be paid AUD$7,500 per semester by the Department of Training and Workforce Development. Use of this money is at the discretion of the student.
  • Successful candidates must pay their tuition fees direct to TIWA.
  • Scholarship students must always comply with the Student Code of Conduct at the TAFE college.
  • Scholarship students must meet and adhere to the scholarship’s eligibility criteria and rules for the whole duration of the scholarship period to continue to receive ongoing payments.
  • Scholarship students must hold a student visa subclass 500 for the duration of the course.

Payment of scholarship

  • Successful applicants will sign an Offer of Acceptance. Once the Offer of Acceptance is returned to TIWA you will be issued with a scholarship letter to assist with your student visa. 
  • Upon commencement at the TAFE college the International Coordinator will request your bank account details for the payment to be made. Payment will occur within 4 weeks of evidence of residing in the regional location and enrolment at the TAFE college.
  • Payments are made per semester (AUD$7,500 per semester).

Selection committee

The selection committee is made up of TIWA, North Regional TAFE, Central Regional TAFE and South Regional TAFE staff.

Assessment

  • The selection committee will review and assess each student’s application, highest academic results and applicant statement. 
  • Applicants may be interviewed.
  • Applicants will be advised in writing if successful or not.

Applicant statement

Applicant statements must address the following questions.

  • Why have you chosen this course and what are you long term career goals?
  • If you are granted a Destination Australia Scholarship with TIWA, what are your long term aspirations or plans for using your studies to benefit regional Australia?
  • Have you researched accommodation options in the regional area you are considering going to? Do you have accommodation options there?

 

Last updated on February 19, 2024