Applications for a range of TAFE Queensland scholarships are now open. School leavers, job seekers and career changers planning on studying in Semester 1 2020 are encouraged to apply.

More than 50 scholarships are available across the state to support study in a wide range of qualifications. Each recipient will receive up to $5,000 to help cover the costs of course fees, text books and living expenses.

The TAFE Queensland Scholarship Program first launched in 2015. It has since awarded over $1 million in scholarships and helped more than 250 Queenslanders pursue their careers goals.

TAFE Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mary Campbell said the scholarships provide an opportunity for Queenslanders to develop their skills and gain a qualification to secure jobs in some of the state’s largest and fastest growing industries.

“We know the power vocational education has to change people’s lives and help them achieve extraordinary things,” Mrs Campbell said.

“Two types of scholarships are available. The first are merit scholarships aimed at supporting people who have demonstrated strong levels of achievement to advance their careers. The second are access and equity scholarships designed to help students who are battling social or financial hardship,” she said.

Scholarship recipients can choose to study a TAFE Queensland qualification from a certificate III through to advanced diploma level across various industries such as business, creative, health, hospitality, information technology, trades and many more.

With an average of 600 applications received each year, anyone looking to study in 2020 is encouraged to apply now.

Applications for a TAFE Queensland scholarship to commence study in Semester 1 2020 open on 15 July and close on 29 August 2019.



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