Indigenous VET Digital Scholarship

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To provide a once off payment for Indigenous VET students who are experiencing financial hardship preventing them from having access to sufficient IT hardware (eg laptop/desktop) and or contribute to connectivity costs in order to undertake the online requirements of course delivery. 

Courses eligible

Any Vocational Education (Certificate IV and below, Diploma (including UniLink) and Advanced Diploma) courses offered by Swinburne University of Technology. 

Indigenous JobTrainer students are encouraged to apply. 

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the VET Digital Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Meet the following criteria:
    • Australian citizen
    • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  2. Meet the following enrolment criteria:
    • be a commencing or continuing Swinburne student in Semester 2, 2021
    • enrolled in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
  3. Have experienced financial hardship, which may have hindered access to education
  4. Submit a personal statement (300 words) addressing the above (#3)


The scholarship is valued at $1000 (One-off payment). 

How to apply

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


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


Fees and Scholarships Team, Student Administration and Library Services

To get in contact with an Indigenous Student Adviser, please email or leave a voicemail on +61 3 9214 8481.

For further Indigenous student suport services see here.