Indigenous VET Bursary

Applications are open   Local students   Future students

To provide a once off payment for Indigenous VET students who are experiencing financial hardship to assist with start-up costs.

For further information about Indigenous Student Services, please contact an Indigenous Student Adviser:
Phone: +61 3 9214 8481

Courses eligible

Any Vocational Education and Training course offered by Swinburne University of Technology

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Indigenous VET Bursary, applicants must:

  1. Meet the following criteria:
    • Australian citizen
    • be an Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander
  2. Meet the following criteria:
    • be a commencing Swinburne student in 2023
    • enrolled in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
  3. Have experienced financial and/or personal hardship that may have hindered access to education
  4. Submit a personal statement (300 words) outlining:
    • the circumstances of your financial and/or personal hardship
    • how this scholarship will benefit your ability to complete your chosen VET course


This scholarship is valued at $1000 (one-off payment). There are 5 bursaries available to be awarded.

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 by a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions page for further information.


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