We recognise the significance of access to education and training. Everyone deserves the opportunity to build their future, and that’s why we promote a number of scholarship opportunities to our students.

TAFE NSW is committed to ensuring that all people have access to education and training opportunities. Regardless of your circumstances or background, you deserve the opportunity to build a meaningful future for yourself. We offer a range of scholarships to assist students and future students who may be experiencing barriers to their learning, as well as scholarships that enhance the education experience by providing educational incentives.

A scholarship can provide you with financial assistance to help you meet all or part of your course fees and expenses, learning materials or study costs, or provide you with the opportunity to engage in an industry work placement.

Scholarships are available from a variety of sources, including government departments, businesses as and other organisations. To find out more about some of the different scholarships available click on the links below

Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships

The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships assist apprentices in NSW who have demonstrated:

  • hardship in their personal circumstances;
  • aptitude for vocational education and training to lead to successful completion of their trade training; and
  • a positive attitude and application in the workplace and in off the job training.

Fee Free Scholarships

The Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships are available for:

  • young people who are eligible for a concession fee;
  • young people who are, or have been, in out-of-home care; and
  • people, and the dependants of people, who are experiencing, or have experienced domestic violence.

Industry Scholarships

Equity, Merit and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships available to students studying at either of the Ultimo, Randwick, Petersham, Design Centre Enmore, Sutherland (Gymea and Loftus), Eora Centre or St George TAFE NSW locations.

Scholarship Guide (PDF)
Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarships

The Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarships are available for selected qualifications under Smart and Skilled in the areas of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarships

The Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, and is administered by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). The scheme provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students studying health related disciplines at a university or a TAFE/RTO.

Other scholarships

As there are many more scholarships available than are listed above, we recommend that you follow TAFE NSW on social media, via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, to stay up to date with the latest scholarship opportunities.