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, 2014. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as practically possible.

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.


FACS Housing NSW Grants by The Smith Family

FACS Housing $5,000 Grants for Graduation Scholarships for students currently living in have lived or are eligible for social housing. 

Grants for Graduation is a one year trial scholarship program funded by Family and Community Services and delivered by The Smith Family. The project aims to assist young people from social housing and those on the housing register (waiting list) or in crisis accommodation to undertake tertiary education. Read the eligibility criteria  and complete the application form.


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.


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.


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.