Up to $5,000 on offer to those wishing to study ECEC with TAFE Queensland
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Up to $5,000 on offer to those wishing to study ECEC with TAFE Queensland

by Freya Lucas

July 15, 2021

TAFE Queensland is awarding up to 100 scholarships to Queenslanders looking to change their lives and build lifelong careers, with recipients to receive up to $5,000 to study any TAFE Queensland qualification from a certificate III through to advanced diplomas and bachelor’s degrees, including in early childhood education and care (ECEC). 


Applications for the scholarships opened earlier this week and were announced by Queensland Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer.


“These scholarships are another opportunity for Queenslanders to take courses that will lead to real, rewarding jobs in a wide range of industries,” she said.


The scholarships will help cover the costs of course fees, text books, and living expenses, with both Merit and Access and Equity scholarships on offer. 


Merit Scholarships are aimed at supporting people who have demonstrated strong levels of achievement to advance their careers, and Access and Equity Scholarships designed to help students who are battling social or financial hardship, Ms Farmer explained.


The TAFE Queensland Scholarship Program first launched in 2015 and has since assisted nearly 400 Queenslanders to pursue their career goals thanks to more than $1.8million of support.


In 2021, RACQ and CPL have partnered with the TAFE Queensland Scholarship Program to support Queenslanders to receive access to training, TAFE Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mary Campbell explained. 


“RACQ have come on-board to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who wish to study in the Townsville region, while CPL have provided funding for scholarships under the Access and Equity category for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability,” Mrs Campbell said. 


With an average of 600 applications received each year, she encouraged anyone looking to start their career or make a career change to apply now.


“Whether you’re leaving school, considering a career change or looking to upskill, all Queenslanders are urged to apply.”


Applications for a TAFE Queensland scholarship to commence study in semester one, 2022 open on 12 July and close on 24 September 2021.


For more information visit scholarships.tafeqld.edu.au

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