Bairnsdale Secondary College Careers



There are Scholarships being made available all the time and they cover a broad range of areas and have differing selection criteria. Two resources you can use to search for Scholarships are below:

The "Good Universities Guide" Scholarship Finder:

This is the largest and most comprehensive scholarship database in Australia.

The "Country Education Foundation":

This website specifically offers scholarships aimed at Rural and Regional students.

Also, as I become aware of any Scholarships, I will post the details for you below:

Current Scholarships:

Below are a list of the current scholarships. Please see the Careers Adviser for further details.

Scholarship: Details: Closing Date:
Rural Chances Scholarship for Vocational Education

Rural Chances Scholarship for Vocational Education


RURAL CHANCES Scholarships are for young rural Victorians who are facing significant financial or social challenges, who have career aspirations and want to or are studying at TAFE or undertaking an apprenticeship.

There are two types of Scholarships

  1. $5000 to assist young people moving away from home, or to assist with extensive travel to complete their qualification. Mentoring, leadership and networking opportunities are included


  1. Up to $2000 scholarship are available for specific items to support training. These smaller amounts can be used for equipment, course fees, tools of trade, travel costs, materials and other related costs.

Applications open on October 1st 2017 and close on December 20th at midnight

For details and eligibility visit:

20 Dec 2017
Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Students from regional and remote areas can now apply for scholarships valued at up to $18,000 to undertake STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies, including in agriculture and health fields.

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships supports students for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course.  The scholarships support flexible study and include part-time and online students.

Students may receive a further $500 to support an internship.

To be eligible for a scholarship the applicant must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia;
  • not have already commenced their eligible course of study;
  • have a permanent home address that is in a regional or remote area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard. Applicants can check the remoteness classification of their address.
  • Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of need and merit, as outlined in Section 6 of the program guidelines, with priority given to women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people among others.

How to apply

You can submit your application and supporting documentation to the Scholarship Support Organisation at the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

To apply for a scholarship, applicants must submit a completed application form and attach the following supporting documentation:

  • evidence of Australian citizenship, permanent residency, holding a permanent humanitarian visa or being a New Zealand citizen living in Australia;
  • proof of residence in a regional or remote area in Australia;
  • evidence of financial need; and
  • evidence of eligibility for other considerations (available in Section 6 of the program guidelines).

Applications for the 2018 round of the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship program are open from Monday, 4 December 2017 and close Monday, 8 January 2018.

Scholarship Support Organisation

The Department of Education and Training has contracted the QTAC as the Scholarship Support Organisation, to manage the application and selection processes, distribute scholarship funding, monitor continued eligibility and compliance with scholarship conditions, and report to the department.

08 Jan 2018
IGNITED Scholarships

The IGNITED Scholarship aims to ignite women’s interest in areas traditionally dominated by men.

Each scholarship is valued at $5,000 pa.

Scholarships are awarded to successful applicants entering an approved undergraduate degree offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment (eg Engineering, IT).


Applications close 31st Jan 2018

31 Jan 2018
AusNet Services Women in Power Engineering

AusNet Services Women in Power Engineering scholarships

These scholarships  support women to achieve tertiary qualifications in power engineering, preparing them for careers in the energy industry.

Scholarships are awarded to successful female applicants entering the B. Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours) degree. They are valued at $10,000 per year and include a mentoring program.


Closing date 13th Feb 2018

13 Feb 2018