Koorie Scholarships

Our Koorie Scholarships are open to anyone studying at South West TAFE. If you’re looking to start or progress your career, we can help you get there with a scholarship to help with any study-related costs.
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Our Koorie scholarships are made possible through our Wurreker funding. Wurreker, launched in 2000, is the Vocational Education and Training (VET) strategy for Koorie students, developed through the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association’s partnership with the Victorian State Government. These scholarships are a partnership scholarship between South West TAFE and our South West regional Aboriginal community organisations.

What's available?

Scholarship

Value

Who can apply?

When do applications open?

Aunty Laura Bell Scholarship

Up to $2500

Any Koorie student studying Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

  • Open 2 May 2022 and close 24 June 2022, for students studying mid-year.
  • Late 2022, for students studying in 2023.

Uncle Rob Lowe Senior Scholarship

Up to $2500

Any Koorie student studying a Diploma course

  • Late 2022, for students studying in 2023.

Warrnambool Koorie Scholarship

Up to $1000

Any Koorie student studying at the Warrnambool campus

  • Open 2 May 2022 and close 24 June 2022, for students studying mid-year.
  • Late 2022, for students studying in 2023.

Sherwood Park Koorie Scholarship

Up to $1000

Any Koorie student studying at the Sherwood Park campus

  • Late 2022, for students studying in 2023.

Portland Koorie Scholarship

Up to $1000

Any Koorie student studying at the Portland campus

  • Open 2 May 2022 and close 24 June 2022, for students studying mid-year.
  • Late 2022, for students studying in 2023.

Hamilton Koorie Scholarship

Up to $1000

Any Koorie student studying at the Hamilton campus

  • Open 2 May 2022 and close 24 June 2022, for students studying mid-year.
  • Late 2022, for students studying in 2023.

Colac Koorie Scholarship

Up to $1000

Any Koorie student studying at the Colac campus

  • Open 2 May 2022 and close 24 June 2022, for students studying mid-year.
  • Late 2022, for students studying in 2023.


Who can apply?

Anyone that meets the criteria for each individual scholarship (above) and:

  • is planning to or be enrolled in a full-time course at the South West TAFE
  • can demonstrate a strong commitment to their studies and pathway into employment
  • is Koorie

What can the scholarship be used for?

Our Koorie scholarships can support you with:

  • course fees
  • course consumable and material fees
  • booklist items
  • costs associated with travelling and attending industry events (eg. accommodation, travel and tickets)
  • ICT equipment (eg. Laptop, iPad to use for study)

Please note scholarships are not redeemable for cash.

How to apply?

  1. Visit the scholarships page on our website, select the Koorie Scholarships and click ‘Apply’.
  2. You will need to complete a form letting us know a bit about yourself and answer some questions about why you are applying for this scholarship.
  3. You will need to supply a reference contact with a short supporting statement for your application
  4. Submit by the due date.
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