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Can I access financial support?

Financial support and scholarships are available for many different areas of study, apprenticeships and traineeships. Check these links and go on university websites. There is something for everyone.

Financial support for apprentices and trainees

  • Australian  Apprenticeship Support Payment – Read more
  • Trade Support Loan – Read more
  • Living away from allowance – Read more
  • Assistance for Apprentices and Trainees with disability – Read more
  • If you have additional needs, consider applying for these – Read more
  • Fee Free Apprenticeships – under the fee-free apprenticeship initiative, employees/apprentices pay no upfront fees – Read more
  • If you are Aboriginal Australian and/or Torres Strait Islander people – Look at this
  • Transport Concession Entitlement Card – Read more
  • Travel, Accommodation and Relocation Assistance – Read more
  • $100 rebate on Car Registration for Apprentices and Trainees – Read more
  • Bert Evans Apprenticeship Scholarships  are available to apprentices in NSW who have demonstrated personal hardship, are capable of vocational education and training and have a positive attitude to  work and training. Learn more here.

Financial support for study

If you enrol to study at a university or higher education provider you might be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place(CSP). In a CSP, the Australian Government pays some of your fees and you pay the rest. Learn more about the four different types of HELP loans available to students here. 

Scholarships aren’t just for academically gifted students. If you are looking for financial support to start your studies, universities and colleges have scholarship opportunities for you and your situation.

Donors and benefactors, external organisations and the Australian Government fund many of the scholarships on offer. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and learn how to apply here.

Australian National University – Read more
University of Canberra – Read more

Australian Catholic University – Read more
Charles Sturt University – Read more
Macquarie University – Read more
New England University – Read more
Newcastle University – Read more
Southern Cross University – Read more
Sydney University – Read more
University NSW – Read more
University of Wollongong – Read more
University Technology SydneyRead more 

Deakin University – Read more
Federation University – Read more
La Trobe University – Read more
Monash University – Read more
RMIT – Read more
Swinburne University – Read more
University of Melbourne – Read more
Victoria University – Read more

University of Queensland – Read more
University of Southern Queensland – Read more
University of Central Queensland – Read more
James Cook University – Read more
Bond University – Read more

South Australia
University of Adelaide – Read more
Flinders University – Read more
Torrens University – Read more

Here are some options for funding and financial assistance so you can complete your course and launch your career.

Bendigo Bank
Bendigo Bank offers 5 different scholarships for rural and regional students in their first year of tertiary study.  Read more

Bush Bursaries and CWA of NSW Scholarships
The NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) Bush Bursaries and CWA of NSW Scholarships provide selected medical students in NSW/ACT with $3,000 each to assist with costs associated with their studies. In return, students spend two weeks on a rural placement in country NSW during their university holidays. Enquiries about this scholarship can be directed to the RDN Future Workforce team by email ( or 02 8337 8100. Further information may be found here.

Real Futures Grant
The grant is worth $5,000 and awarded annually to one person enrolled full-time in an accredited Australian Tertiary Education Institution and be studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in healthcare and specialist healthcare, business, finance or medicine. Read more

The Pinnacle Foundation
The Pinnacle Foundation offers scholarships for LGBTIQ+ students. Read more

There are also scholarships available specifically for students from the Riverina:

Byrne Trailers
Pre-Apprenticeship course is an opportunity to kick start your career in Metal Fabrication and Welding Industry. This 3-week course is delivered in partnership with TAFE NSW and Byrne Trailers.  Cost of this course is Fully Government Subsidised. Read more

Casella Wines Health Science Scholarships – CSU
Each year, Casella Family Brands offers scholarships to students across several fields including health, health science (mental health) and medical radiation. The Health Science Scholarships for students are designed to alleviate some of the financial pressures that come when studying so that students can focus on achieving exceptional results. Read more

Casella Family Brands Scholarship Deakin University
Casella Family Brands Scholarship established this scholarship to give highly motivated students enolled in commerce, engineering and early childhood development from the western Riverina an opportunity to overcome obstacles to study at Deakin. Read more

Casella Family Brands – PHD Scholarship
Casella Family Brands are proud to be supporting Charles Sturt University with a $30,000 scholarship for a PhD student at the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) in Wagga. Read more

Casella Family Brands Travel Scholarship
The Travel Scholarship is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressures that come when studying so that students can focus on achieving exceptional results. Applicants must be commencing study in Bachelor of Wine Business, Bachelor of Viticulture or Bachelor of Wine Science. Read more

Country Education Foundation (CEF)
The Country Education Foundation (CEF) supports youth in your area through financial grants for education and employment expenses. The grants contribute towards apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, diplomas, certificate level studies, university qualifications or employment. Read more

Griffith CEF
Grants for students undergoing tertiary studies are funded by the local community for the local community. Read more

Coleambally CEF – Coleambally Irrigation Cooperative Ltd
Grant Latta Bonded Scholarship for students from the area studying Engineering or Information Technology. For further information, please contact Penny Sheppard 0269549157 or email

CWA Griffith War Memorial Hostel Education Grant
Tenable by a student from the Murrumbidgee-Lachlan or Darling River Group areas to assist with secondary school education.

Flavourtech Griffith
Scholarships are available to the value of $5,000 for first year students who complete their HSC in 2022, are enrolled either full time or part time in a TAFE NSW Diploma/Advanced Diploma course or an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in the study of Engineering (Mechanical, Process, or Chemical), and reside within the Griffith, Murrumbidgee, Leeton or Carrathool LGA. Find out more

Murrumbidgee Council Education Scholarships
Scholarships are offered to the value of $1,000. The scholarships are available to students who are attending a tertiary institution, including university, TAFE and other recognised tertiary education providers. Read more

Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia NC
The Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship (GGMS) is valued at $10,000 and $3,000 for the Peter Connor Book Award.  Read more

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program – On Campus/Online
Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships (RRES) provide up to $18,000 to students undertaking study at the Certificate IV to PhD level. A further $500 is available for students who undertake a relevant internship. Over 1,000 scholarships available. Read more

Soroptimist International Griffith Inc.
SI Griffith works to improve the lives of women and girls, and offers annual scholarships to female students undertaking tertiary and vocational studies. As of February 2023: Tertiary studies $1,500; Vocational studies $1,000.
Special offering in March 2023: Bursary for Essential Services Education and Training $1,500.
Contact:  Sue Delves   P: 0435 635 605

The Jan Cathcart Scholarship is open to one applicant who is will be selected to receive a $10,000 scholarship for each year of her tertiary study, for up to three years. Read more