Indigenous Transition Scholarship (VET)

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The Indigenous Transition Scholarship (VET) is specifically awarded to support an Indigenous student who has successfully completed a VET Course (CERT I – CERT IV, Diploma (including UniLink) and Advanced Diploma) course and is transitioning to a Higher Education course.

Courses eligible

Any undergraduate (Bachelor) course offered by Swinburne University of Technology.

NOTE: Applicants must have completed a Vocational Education (Certificate I – IV, Diploma (including Unilink) and Advanced Diploma) course in the preceding year, and is transitioning to an undergraduate (Bachelor) course.

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Indigenous VET Transition Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Australian citizen
  • Confirm you are of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage by submitting a Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Heritage certificate (COA) with their scholarship application or a certified Statutory Declaration (Stat Dec) declaring that the individual applying for the scholarship is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and/or is accepted as such by the community in which you live, or formerly lived. 
  • Completed a Vocational Education (VET) course in the preceding year and is transitioning to an undergraduate course
  • Enrolled full time in an eligible undergraduate course (see courses eligible in section above)
  • Submit a personal statement (500 words) outlining how this scholarship will benefit you


The Indigenous Transition Scholarship (VET) is valued at $5000 (One-off payment).

Please note - It is the student’s responsibility to notify Centrelink or any other government body of any changes to personal income that might affect government payments received. 

How to apply

Applicants should complete an online application form and submit with all supporting documentation.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. For assistance when completing your application, please view the Scholarship Help Guide. 


All scholarships offered by Swinburne are governed a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions page for further information.


Fees and Scholarships Team, Student Administration.