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Destination Australia Scholarship:
Domestic Students

The Destination Australia Scholarship is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The program is designed to provide scholarships for domestic and international students, to study and live, in regional Australia.

In 2023, TAFE SA is offering eight scholarships to eligible students wishing to study the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management  (099074G/CRS1400588) over three years, commencing in Semester 2, 2023.

Scholarship recipients are required to study full-time at the TAFE SA campus in Nuriootpa and to reside in the Barossa Valley. The scholarships are also open to people already living in the Barossa Valley or surrounding region.


The value of each scholarship is $45,000 ($7,500 per semester). This is to cover the total fees for full-time study over three years. 

Key eligibility criteria  

 The scholarships are open to applicants who are:

  • currently residing in Australia
  • willing to study and live in the Barossa Valley

Applicants must meet the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management  (099074G/CRS1400588) course admission requirements to be eligible for scholarship. Admission requirements include:

  • satisfactory demonstration of reading, writing and numeracy skills by undertaking the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) (applicants must meet Exit Level 3 for both Reading and Numeracy, and Exit Level 2 for Writing)

Priority cohorts for domestic applicants include applicants from first nations families, applicants from low-socio-economic circumstances, applicants living with a disability and applicants who are first from family to undertake a degree.

How to apply

Please ensure you meet all criteria before submitting an application.

Before applying, please read the Bachelor of Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management course page carefully.

Application steps

Selection process

  • Written applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by a Selection Committee.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a short interview.
  • Successful applicants will be contacted by TAFE SA and notified of the enrolment process.

Important dates

  • Applications close: Friday 28 April 2023.
  • Interviews will be held between 28 April and 10 May 2023.
  • Successful applicants notified by: Friday 12 May 2023.
  • Applicants must commence in July 2023 on a fulltime basis.

Additional information

If there are more applications for this course and associated scholarships than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application.

If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

  • Scholarship Details

    Scholarship value: AU$45,000 (AU$7,500 per semester)
    Length of scholarship: 3 years
    Number of scholarships available:8
    Closing Date: Friday 28 April 2023 (close of business)

  • Eligibility Criteria and Rules

    You must be:

    • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian resident.
    • a domestic student commencing a new course of study with TAFE SA and commence study in Semester 2, 2023.
    • enrolled at, and study, for the duration of the course at the nominated TAFE SA regional campus (Barossa Valley) 
    • You will need to live in the region and must maintain ongoing residency in the nominated regions, for the duration of the scholarship period.
    • The course must be successfully completed within the duration of the scholarship.
    • No deferrals within the scholarship period as this will forfeit the scholarship.
    • You must meet and adhere to the scholarship’s eligibility criteria and rules for the whole duration of the scholarship to receive ongoing payments.
    • Successful Destination Australia Scholarship (Domestic) holders are not eligible for a TAFE SA Higher Education Scholarship.
    • Students are only eligible for one scholarship via TAFE SA.
    • Successful candidates will be paid AU$7,500 per semester by TAFE SA ($15,000 per year) by TAFE SA for 3 years. This payment to be used to pay tuition fees and other expenditure at the student’s discretion.
    • Successful candidates must pay their tuition fees as per the invoice terms (no extensions or instalment requests will be approved).
    • There will be no deferrals within the scholarship period as this will forfeit the scholarship.
    • All eligible Destination Australia applicants will be ranked. Applicants that miss out on a Destination Australia Scholarship, can be re-considered, should a Scholarship winner fail to meet the eligibility criteria. In this case, the pro-rata value of the Scholarship would be made available.
    • The scholarships are not transferrable to other TAFE SA campuses.
    • If successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your residential location, e.g., utilities, bills, rates, rental notice etc.

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