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Stylecraft First Nation Scholarship Program

The aim of the Stylecraft First Nation Scholarship Program is to encourage participation by First Nations Australians into the Interior Design profession by providing financial support in the form of payment of the full fees for the Bachelor of Interior Design along with providing the required educational support throughout their study.

There are limited scholarships available to eligible applicants who want to pursue their education at TAFE NSW’s Design Centre Enmore campus. Each awarded scholarship has a total value of up to $51,600, which will be applied as credits against your course tuition fees. The scholarship amount is not transferable or redeemable for cash.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 6 February 2023

To be eligible for the scholarship you must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student who is intending to enrol (and subsequently enrols) at TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore campus for Bachelor of Interior Design, either directly or through one of the pathways identified below
  • You must commence your approved course in Semester 1 2023 and cannot defer your commencement date
  • You must demonstrate a commitment and motivation to study and successfully complete the course, and to gain employment
  • You must meet the requirements of admission to the Bachelor of Interior Design or an associated pathway course. Please refer to the information regarding admission requirements set out below

Any scholarship awarded is on the basis that you enrol in a specified course and maintain an active enrolment status. Your scholarship may be terminated if your enrolment status changes (e.g. you withdraw from your course). If you are awarded the scholarship, any other TAFE NSW scholarship, grant or bursary that you currently hold will be rescinded.

To be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Interior Design you must have at least one of the following minimum entry requirements:

  • NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent
  • Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate
  • Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification
  • Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution

If you do not meet one of these minimum entry requirements, you can instead enrol into one of the following qualifications as a pathway to undertaking the Bachelor of Interior Design:

In addition to the entry requirements described above, you will be required to submit a portfolio of artwork and design, as well as a 500-word essay (unless you have already completed a Certificate IV in Design, Certificate IV in Interior Decoration, or Diploma of Interior Design).

Not required if you have completed a Certificate IV in Design, Certificate IV in Interior Decoration, or Diploma of Interior Design

Submit eight examples of your own art or design work such as drawings, paintings, sketching, cultural arts, photography, digital media, and fashion or textile design. The purpose of the portfolio is to show us that you’ve been involved with some creative work in the past – either at school, TAFE or just for your own creative interests. The work does not need to be directly related to interior design. Everyone’s portfolio is unique so just include what is relevant to you.

Download and complete the Scholarship Application form. Ensure you sign the declaration and attach all relevant supporting documents.

Stylecraft First Nation Scholarship Program
Application Form
(PDF, 327KB)

Scan and email the Scholarship Application form with supporting documents to: scholarships@tafensw.edu.au by 5pm, Monday 6 February 2023.