We offer a range of equity scholarships for TAFE students who need financial and practical assistance.

Some scholarships offer valuable one-on-one mentoring from business and industry leaders, reflecting our strong workplace connections.

You can apply for a scholarship if you're enrolled in certificate I, II, III, IV, diploma and advanced diploma courses. The course duration must be longer than six months.

Our TAFE scholarships are available for domestic students (Australian citizens and permanent residents). International scholarships are available for students who are coming to VU from outside of Australia.

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Check out our TAFE courses for fee information and application advice.

Equity (hardship)

VU Access scholarships

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students, mature-age students, demonstrated financial hardship
Value: $1000 per year for up to two years (maximum of $2000)
How to apply: VU Access equity scholarship applications for 2022 are now closed.

VU Western Chances scholarships

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students, demonstrated financial hardship, must have received a Western Chances scholarship at secondary school
Value: $1000 per year for up to four years (maximum of $4000)
How to apply: Application by nomination from Western Chances

Hume Multiversity Tertiary Scholarship

The Hume program is developed in conjunction with Victoria University. It supports Hume City residents with up to $2500 for their study for one academic year.

Find out more about the Hume Multiversity Tertiary Scholarship.

Tertiary Access Payment (TAP)

TAP Scholarship

Study level: TAFE (certificate IV and above – full time over a min 12 months duration), undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: regional and remote students who need to relocate to access tertiary study immediately following school (Year 12 or equivalent)
Value: $5000 for the first year of study
How to apply: Apply for the TAP program through Services Australia. Find out more about the payment via the Department of Education, Skills & Employment website.

VU Guaranteed

VU Ignite Scholarship

Study level: TAFE, undergraduate
Study area: all
Eligibility: high school students from selected partner schools
Value: $2000 for the first year of study
How to apply: VU Ignite applications are included as part of a VU Guaranteed application.

Externally-funded scholarships

External organisations offer scholarships for students throughout the year.

Before you view the external scholarships available, please note:

  • the following information is listed at the request of the external organisations
  • we try to ensure these opportunities are legitimate but we don’t endorse any of the organisations or information listed
  • you are responsible for making your own enquiries prior to submission of an application or contact with any external organisation.

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Read more about the scholarship applications and assessment process.

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