Applications open on Monday 12 July with recipients receiving up to $5,000 to study any TAFE Queensland qualification in 2022 from a certificate III through to advanced diploma and bachelor degrees across all industry areas.
TAFE Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mary Campbell said scholarships will help cover the costs of course fees, text books and living expenses.
“We know the power vocational education has to change people’s lives and we want to help people fulfil their career potential regardless of their circumstances,” she said.
There are two types of scholarships available, one being 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.
The TAFE Queensland Scholarship Program first launched in 2015 and has since awarded over $1.8million; helping more than 390 Queenslanders pursue their careers goals.
Mrs Campbell said this year there are more scholarships on offer than ever before thanks to two new partners to the TAFE Queensland Scholarship Program - RACQ and CPL.
“RACQ have come on-board to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who wish to study in the Townsville region, while CPL have provided funding for scholarships under the Access and Equity category for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability.”
With an average of 600 applications received each year, Mrs Campbell said she encourages anyone looking to start their career or make a career change to apply now.
“Whether you’re leaving school, considering a career change or looking to upskill, all Queenslanders are urged to apply.”
Applications for a TAFE Queensland scholarship to commence study in semester one, 2022 will open on 12 July and close on 24 September 2021.