TAFE Western Scholarships

TAFE Western is committed to creating education and training opportunities and offers a number of scholarships to assist people who may be experiencing barriers to their learning.

TAFE Western Student Scholarships are offered on a semester basis for continuing full time and part time students. The scholarships are available to assist with fees and related study expenses.

Apply now for scholarships available in Semester 1 and 2, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as practically possible.

TAFE Western Scholarships

TAFE Western offers scholarships of up to $2,000 each for students who have previously studied at TAFE Western and are enrolled for a course at Certificate III level or above. 

For more information on these and other scholarships offered through TAFE Western call 02 6393 5940.

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TAFE Western Aboriginal Student Scholarships

Two scholarships, each of up to $2,000, for Aboriginal students who have previously studied at TAFE Western and are enrolled for a course at Certificate III level or above. Click here for more information.

TAFE Western TVET Student Scholarship

A scholarship of $2,000 for a student who has progressed from a TVET course at school, to a TAFE Western course at Certificate III level or above. Click here for more information.

TAFE Western Aboriginal Teaching Scholarships

Scholarships are available for Aboriginal people who would like to become a teacher at TAFE Western. Each scholarship provides free tuition to complete Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Click here for more information.

TAFE Western Enrolled Nursing Scholarships

Applications now open. NSW Health in partnership with the Department of Education and Communities and TAFE NSW are offering scholarships for the Diploma of Enrolled Nursing program at TAFE Western Bathurst and Dubbo College. Download the Enrolled Nursing Fact Sheet . Click here for more information about the Enrolled Nursing Scholarship.

Scholarships from other sources

The following scholarships are offered to eligible students studying at TAFE Western. The application processes and selection criteria for each of these differs from that listed above.

BBM Youth Scholarships and BBM Aboriginal Youth Scholarship

These scholarships for varying amounts (usually under between $100 and $1,000) are available at any time for TAFE Western students aged 15 to 23 years and who are facing financial barriers to completing their study. Click here for more information.

Joan Bielski Scholarship

The Australian Federation of Graduate Woman - New South Wales (AFGW NSW) is proud to announce a new scholarship opportunity for mature age students, the Joan Bielski Scholarship. The late Joan Bielski, leading feminist and long time valued member of AFGW NSW, has made possible a scholarship for women over 35 to enable study at university.

Please visit the Scholarships Summary page for further details.

Alan Duncan Scholarship for Indigenous Men

From 2014 the Aboriginal Education Council (AEC) will introduce the Alan Duncan Scholarship for Indigenous Men on an annual basis.

Applications close on 30 June 2014. For more information and to apply visit the AEC website.

Mick Young Scholarships

TAFE Western also offers the ‘Mick Young Scholarships’ to assist TAFE Western students who live in Condobolin, Forbes, or Parkes. Scholarship amounts vary according to the applicant’s circumstances.

For more information contact the relevant TAFE Western College:

  • Condobolin (02) 6891 9000 or by email
  • Forbes (02)6853 9100 or by email
  • Parkes  (02) 6862 8100 or email

Peter Althofer Award

The Award has been initiated to honour the contribution that Peter Althofer made to the Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum. It is to serve as a reminder of his
legacy, with the purpose of assisting people who have a strong interest in Australian flora.

To be eligible for the award you must be undertaking a plant related course which will lead to a Certificate or Diploma or studying in a particular field which is native
plant related. The amount available to be awarded is $1,000.

Applications close on 31 October each year. More information about the Peter McDowell Althofer Award

NSW Youth Scholarships

Scholarships are aimed to encourage and support young social housing residents to complete their higher school certificate or TAFE equivalent.

Application forms are available on the Housing NSW website: www.housing.nsw.gov.au.

CSU ‘TAFE to University’ Scholarship program

Charles Sturt University (CSU) offers three scholarships worth $2,500 for students studying through TAFE NSW Western Institute and who are entering their first session of study at CSU in 2013.

The TAFE to University scholarship is open to students who have completed a TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma (articulation students are also eligible).

Selection is not just based on academic achievement, students with extensive industry experience or financial hardship are also eligible.

Applications close February 3, 2013. For more information on this scholarship program visit www.csu.edu.au/study/tafe-scholarship/

Click here to see some frequently asked questions.

For more information about scholarships available for TAFE Western students please click on the links above or contact the TAFE Western Scholarhsip Coordinator on (02) 6393 5949 or by email.