TAFE Queensland scholarships applications are now open, and Gold Coasters are encouraged to apply.
Dozens of scholarships are available across the state to support study in a wide range of qualifications with each recipient receiving 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 and has since awarded over $1.4million; helping more than 300 Queenslanders pursue their careers goals.
TAFE Queensland General Manager on the Gold Coast, Karen Dickinson 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,” she 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.”
Scholarship recipients can choose to study at any TAFE Queensland campus and enrol into qualifications from a certificate III through to Advanced Diploma level across various industries such as business, creative, health, hospitality, information technology, trades and many more.
Ms Dickinson said with an average of 600 applications received each year, she encourages anyone looking to start their career or make a career change to apply now.
Applications for a TAFE Queensland scholarship to commence study in semester one, 2021 are now open and close on 27 August 2020
For more information visit scholarships.tafeqld.edu.au.