Scholarship Program for Young Australians


ROUND 1 NOW CLOSED - Round 2 applications for Semester 2 scholarships opens 24 April 2020

Applications for Round 2 opens 24 April 2020

What is the Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians?

The aim of the program is to support Young Australians to gain critical employability skills, which are embedded in Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications, enabling them to enter and stay in the workforce.

Who are we helping?

Under the Australian Government’s $585 million Skills Package, Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow, around 400 young Australians will be supported to participate in VET courses through the introduction of the Commonwealth Scholarships Program for Young Australians. The participation in VET training will lead into occupations in identified areas of growth and skills needs, listed as in demand through consultation with regional representatives.

Young people aged 15-24 can apply for the scholarship program to undertake an eligible VET approved Program of Study. Priority will be given to applicants in the following cohorts:

  • Individuals who have exited from the Australian Defence Force in the previous 2 years (age criteria not applicable to ADF applicants);
  • Indigenous young Australians;
  • young Australians with a disability; and
  • young Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Applicants who are eligible can apply for the scholarship to undertake an approved course of study at Certificate III to Advanced Diploma levels. Courses can be undertaken part-time or full-time, and Young Australian Scholars will receive up to $5000 per year in study assistance.

Further, as part of the scholarship, students are required to undertake a paid internship or work placement for 20 business days. In this time, Scholars will receive $3000 for the paid internship work and host employers will receive $500 per intern.

Where will BUSY At Work be delivering this program?

NSW Grafton and Gosford

NT Alice Springs

QLD Maryborough and Townsville

SA Port Pirie

TAS Burnie

VIC Shepparton

WA Wanneroo and Armadale

How can I access this program?

Round 2 Applications open 24 April 2020. Please come back to this web page on that date to Apply.


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