Scholarships and grants are offered by a number of organisations to assist eligible students with the costs of study.

More details of these, and other information relating to fees and fee assistance, can be obtained from the Money Matters brochure.

Scholarships and grants available include:

Mick Young Scholarship

Mick Young Scholarships are available to assist students studying at TAFE SA who can demonstrate financial hardship. The $700 scholarship can go towards expenses such as textbooks, equipment, transport and course fees.

Applicants can be full-time or part-time students of any age who are Australian citizens or permanent residents. You must be able to demonstrate commitment to success in your study and career, and that you would not be able to achieve this without financial assistance.

The Mick Young Scholarships are awarded by the TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) National Scholarships Foundation and are made possible through the generous financial support of the Blake-Beckett Trust.

Applications for semester two are open Monday 14 August 2017.

Applications Close at 4:00 pm on Friday, 25 August 2017.

Enquires and applications to:

Mikaela Millar
Student Welfare and Career Officer
TAFE SA Student Services
137 Days Road
Regency Park  SA  5010
Tel: 8348 4429

Wyndham Richardson Scholarship Fund

Originally established in 1983 the Wyndham Richardson Scholarship Fund awards scholarships, bursaries and prizes based on merit or reasons of equity to promote a recipient’s tertiary education. These are available to Australian Citizens or Australian Permanent Residents from any State or Territory studying in a tertiary institution.

The Wyndham Richardson Scholarship Fund provides scholarships valued at $1500 to assist full-time students enrolled in any TAFE SA Certificate IV or above who are in significant financial hardship.

Applications for semester two are open Monday 14 August 2017.

Applications Close at 4:00 pm on Friday, 25 August 2017.

Enquires and applications to:

Mikaela Millar
Student Welfare and Career Officer
TAFE SA Student Services
137 Days Road
Regency Park  SA  5010
Tel: 8348 4429

Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples' Education Fund

The Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples' Education Fund (ADIPEF) assists people with disabilities from both indigenous and non-indigenous backgrounds. Small quarterly grants of up to $2500 will be awarded to assist people with disabilities to continue their learning.  Visit their website for more information.

June Opie Fellowship

The June Opie Fellowship is available to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand and Canada who have a severe disability. Intended for those who plan to undertake postgraduate study with a view to entering the professions, particularly university teaching and research. One fellowship is granted annually for NZ$12 000. Applications close in October. Visit their website for more information

Quantum Print Disability Scholarship and Award Program

The Quantum Print Disability Scholarship and Award Program aims to assist individuals who are unable to access printed material, either because they are vision impaired, or have a cognitive or learning disability, such as dyslexia. Scholarship and award prizes include assistive technology options which are presented to individuals or organisations considered by our judging panel to be most deserving of assistance.  Visit their website for more information

Sir Charles Bright Scholarship

The Sir Charles Bright Scholarships, worth $1500, are awarded annually to people with disability undertaking post-secondary education. Applicants must be residents of South Australia. Applications close December 24th each year. See their website for more information.  Visit their website for more information

Redkite Education and Career Support Grants

Redkite's education support grants are available to help students aged 15-24 who have experienced cancer reach their study and work goals. Siblings whose education is disrupted during the cancer journey may also be eligible to receive Redkite's education assistance. Redkite's education and career assistance is provided via financial grants. Visit their website for more information

Stand Like Stone Foundation Educational Scholarship

These scholarships help people who identify with the Limestone Coast to undertake educational studies at any level – primary, secondary or tertiary courses. Visit their website for more information

de Nys Family Memorial Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded for reasons of equity for primary, secondary or tertiary students identifying with the greater Mount Gambier area. Visit their website for more information

Focis on Youth Scholarship

The Focis on Youth Scholarship provides assistance to people under 25 identifying with the Limestone Coast to undertake educational studies at any level - primary, secondary or tertiary courses.  Visit their website for more information

Cornerstone Scholarship

The Cornerstone Scholarship provides scholarships for reasons of equity or merit to benefit kindergarten, primary, secondary or tertiary students identifying with the greater Bordertown area.  Visit their website for more information

Dawn Slade-Faull Award

These awards are available for South Australian residents who have an intellectual, physical, sensory or psychiatric disability. The awards are to assist the personal or professional development of successful applicants as artists or craftspersons through advanced tuition, exhibition opportunities, special equipment, and product marketing or other means specific to the needs of individual award winners. Applications called for in September and close in December. Enquiries are welcome throughout the year. See their website for details.  Visit their website for more information

Stump Jump Scholarship

Foundation Barossa offers the Stump Jump Scholarship to young people living in the Barossa who have a physical, psychiatric, financial or cultural barrier to accessing tertiary education. See their website for details.  Visit their website for more information

Australian Veterans' Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT)

These scholarships are for the children or grandchildren of veterans, who need financial assistance to support their studies. Visit their website for more information

Robert Rose Foundation

The Robert Rose Foundation assists people with spinal cord injuries and their families who are in necessitous circumstances.

Grants go towards providing support to those with spinal cord injuries and their families. Funding support is used for Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) equipment, sporting equipment, home modifications and further education programs. Visit their website for more information

Dame Roma Mitchell Grants

The Dame Roma Mitchell Grants provide financial assistance for young people up to 29 years old to contribute to the achievement of personal goals, health and wellbeing, and personal development. Visit their website for more information

City of West Torrens Careers in Local Government Scholarship

Scholarships are offered to residents of the West Torrens Council area in courses such as community services. Applicants must be:

  • an Australian citizen, have Permanent Residency status or be a holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • a resident of the City of West Torrens
  • an undergraduate student of a recognised TAFE course.

For details, contact the City of West Torrens by email or phone +61 8 8416 6333.

The Trevor Prescott Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be South Australian or Northern Territory residents, 20-30 years old and in need of financial assistance to help them undertake further studies or research. The scholarship is valued in excess of $25,000. See the Masonic Foundation website for details or call +61 8 8443 9909.

Masonic Foundation on (08) 8443 9909 or see the Masonic Foundation website.

Wyatt Work Start and Financial Assistance Grants

Financial assistance may be sought from this scheme by individuals in financial hardship, who have been resident in South Australia for five years or more, and who have an unexpected crisis that impacts on their ability to pay fees, materials or debts. 

Speak to a TAFE SA student counsellor for more information. 

Bondor

Bondor has been manufacturing, distributing and installing Steel Faced Insulated Panels in Australia for the past 65 years. These panels are light weight provide superior insulating ability and reduce installation time. Bondor is at the forefront of innovation in building products manufacture and has been instrumental in adapting the natural advantages of insulated panel for use across a range of building sectors from commercial roofing and walling, architectural facades, cold rooms, freezers and clean rooms to thermally efficient residential building systems. Bondor has a strong emphasis on safety and is proud to be able to sponsor students undertaking Work, Health and Safety related units through TAFE SA.

Bondor is offering a number of scholarships for TAFE SA students enrolled in Work Health & Safety units at Certificate III & IV level in nominated Building and Construction courses. The Scholarships are managed through the TAFE Directors Australia National Scholarships Foundation.

Areas of study eligible for the Bondor Scholarship
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Building, Design and Drafting
  • Building Trades
  • Carpentry & Furniture Making
  • Electrical and Renewable Energy
  • Plumbing and Water Operations
  • Signwriting, Painting & Decorating
  • Wet Trades

Selection Criteria for a Bondor TAFE SA Scholarship are:

  • Degree of financial hardship
  • Evidence of commitment and motivation to succeed in studies
  • Must be enrolled in a Certificate III or IV level course in the nominated Building and Construction courses.
  • Resident of South Australia.

NOTE:  

  • All applications will be acknowledged in writing, usually by email
  • All fields in this Application Form must be completed or write “NA” if not applicable
  • Documentary evidence may be required
  • Scholarships are available to students studying full-time and part-time
  • Only Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia can apply
  • International students studying in Australia are not eligible to apply
Enquiries and applications to:

Mikaela Millar
Student Welfare and Career Officer
Tel: 8348 4429

Applications open - Monday 14 August 2017
Closing Date: 4:00 pm - Friday, 8 September 2017