Scholarships

We are looking for the next generation of leaders in our community. The SWTAFE Scholarships program creates opportunities and recognise those who have the drive, passion and commitment to achieve greatness.

Scholarships can assist with study-related costs whether they are course fees, materials required for your course, costs associated with attending industry events or any equipment you may need for study.

SWTAFE have a range of scholarships available for anyone studying with South West TAFE in 2020. Each scholarship has its own criteria and the application process can vary from one scholarship to the next.

What's available?

Scholarship Value Open Close Who can apply?
General scholarship Up to $2000 4 November 2019 8 March 2020 Any SWTAFE student
General scholarship Up to $2000 1 June 2020 7 August 2020 Any SWTAFE student
Portland campus scholarship Up to $2000 4 November 2019 8 March 2020 Any student studying at our Portland campus
Hamilton campus scholarship Up to $2000 4 November 2019 8 March 2020 Any student studying at our Hamilton campus
Colac campus scholarship Up to $2000 4 November 2019 8 March 2020 Any student studying at our Colac campus
ET Heard Scholarship Up to $4000 4 November 2019 8 March 2020 Any student studying the Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)
ET Heard Scholarship  Up to $4000  1 June 2020  7 August 2020  Any student studying Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)
RC Webb Scholarship  Up to $4000 4 November 2019 8 March 2020  Any student studying an Agriculture or Horticulture course
RC Webb Scholarship  Up to $4000 1 June 2020  7 August 2020  Any student studying an Agriculture or Horticulture course
Aunty Laura Bell Scholarship Up to $2500 4 November 2019 7 August 2020 Any Koorie student studying Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Uncle Rob Lowe Senior Scholarship Up to $2500 4 November 2019 7 August 2020 Any Koorie student studying a Diploma course
Winda Mara Community Scholarship Up to $2000 4 November 2019 7 August 2020 Any Koorie student
Dhauwurd-Wurrund Elder + Community Scholarship Up to $2000 4 November 2019 7 August 2020 Any Koorie student
Gunditjmara Community Scholarship Up to $2000 4 November 2019 7 August 2020 Any Koorie student
Kirrae Health Service Community Scholarship Up to $2000 4 November 2019 7 August 2020 Any Koorie student
Hamilton Health House Scholarship Up to $2000 4 November 2019 7 August 2020 Any Koorie student


Who can apply?

Anyone that meets the specific scholarship criteria (above) and:

  • is planning to or be enrolled in a full-time course at the South West TAFE in 2020
  • can demonstrate a strong commitment to their studies and pathway into employment
  • is an Australian Citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa

What can the scholarship be used for?

Our scholarships can support you with:

  • course fees
  • course consumable and material fees
  • booklist items
  • costs associated with travelling and attending industry events (eg. accommodation, travel and tickets)
  • ICT equipment (eg. Laptop, iPad to use for study)

Please note scholarships are not redeemable for cash.

How to apply?

  1. Select a scholarship, and click ‘Apply’.
  2. You will need to supply a reference contact with a short supporting statement for your application.
  3. Submit before relevant application closing date.

Other opportunities

Access and Equity Assistance

Our access and equity assistance aim to increase opportunities for those who demonstrate a desire to participate in education and may not be able to do so due to financial hardship.
Find out more and apply for assistance.

Community Partnership Scholarships

Our Community Partnership scholarships are created through the support of our community partners. They provide financial assistance to put towards the cost of courses, along with pathways to employment, higher education opportunities and internships.

Selection for these scholarships and internships vary according to the organisation. Please apply directly through the organisation’s application process.

Headspace Warrnambool Scholarship
Funding up to $3000 for students enrolling in a two-year minimum course who have experienced health disadvantages and sought help from Headspace Warrnambool to pursue their studies. Find out more and apply at Headspace Warrnambool.

Other Scholarship Opportunities
There are also a number of scholarships available to students studying at TAFE from other funding sources. For a listing of all available scholarships visit the Good Universities Guide.

Learn more about studying with us