Scholarships at Bendigo TAFE


If you are experiencing financial hardship, Bendigo TAFE has a number of scholarships and grants that provide the opportunity to turn your dreams of study into a reality.

TAFE Teacher Incentive Program

If you have a passion for your industry and the drive to be a successful educator, then this could be your pathway to joining the TAFE sector.

Bendigo TAFE has partnered with the Victorian Government to offer dedicated industry professionals TAFE Teaching scholarships, giving industry professionals a start to their teaching careers.

Applications are open until all positions are awarded or 31st January 2024, whichever is earlier. Find out more

Education Support Scholarships

Education Support Scholarships are a non-academic scholarship, which means you don’t need to have good grades, just passion and the want to take the next step in your chosen career path. These scholarships are for students experiencing severe financial difficulties and who would struggle to pay their fees without assistance.

These scholarships apply to all courses available at Bendigo TAFE.

Applications are open throughout the year.

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Community Bank & Maldon District Scholarship Program

Community Bank Maldon & District is excited to announce the availability of scholarship opportunities for students to support their education. In 2024, they are offering scholarships worth up to $2,000 each. These scholarships are aimed at students from the Maldon, Newstead, Harcourt, Dunolly, and Mount Alexander districts, helping them pursue new or ongoing studies. The scholarships can cover various educational expenses, including course fees, rent, the purchase of computers and books, equipment, or addressing any challenges that may hinder a student's ability to continue their education. 

For more information or to access the Guidelines and Application form please see the Community Bank’s website - .

Or contact the Executive Officer on 0478 435 110 or

Applications are open until 14th January 2024. 

Mick Young Scholarship

Mick Young Scholarships honour the memory of Mick Young who died of Leukaemia in 1996 aged 59. The Scholarships were first offered in 1997 to further the work of Mick Young, a shearer, and federal cabinet minister who raised funds to help students complete their education. Mick Young was driven by the core belief that education creates opportunity and has the capacity to change the lives of individuals, families and communities.

The Mick Young Funded Scholarship is specifically for students who require assistance paying their course, who have temporary Australian visas, or are non-Australian residents. It provides opportunities for students experiencing severe financial difficulties that would otherwise struggle to pay their fees without assistance to enrol in their chosen course successfully.

This scholarship can benefit domestic students with a reduction of their course fees, up to the value of $500. Please refer to T&C’s, for further information pertaining to what course related expenses, are covered and/or excluded from this scholarship.

Scholarship is coming soon.

Contact or call 5434 1755 for more information

​​​Rotary Club of Bendigo South – Indigenous Education Scholarship

In recognition of the importance of building the capacity of Aboriginal communities for self-determination and creating opportunities for Indigenous Australian students to complete vocational education, the Rotary Club of Bendigo South has made available a scholarship for Indigenous students commencing full-time studies at Bendigo TAFE.

This scholarship applies to all courses available at Bendigo TAFE.​

Applications are open throughout the year.​

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​​​Access Scholarship

The Bendigo TAFE Access Scholarship has been designed to provide opportunities for access to education. It is intended to alleviate financial pressures associated with engagement and the successful completion of the course.

The scholarship is available to domestic and international students enrolled in any course at Bendigo TAFE.​

To apply for the Access Scholarship, find out more here.

Work and Development Permit (WDP) Scheme 

Ease your financial stress through the Work and Development Permit (WDP) Scheme, which helps students overcome personal fines and debts. 

The Student Support Welfare team has partnered with the Department of Justice to provide vulnerable and disadvantaged people with a non-financial option to pay their outstanding fines. This means that we are now accredited to deliver the Work Development and Permit (WDP) Scheme. 

Contact or call 5434 1755 for more information

AMR Hair & Beauty Scholarship

AMR Hair & Beauty is offering two $1000 scholarships for aspiring hairdressing students who are looking to further their education and career goals. Applications close on 30 April 2023.

Apply via the AMR Hair & Beauty website

Architectus - First Nation Architectural Support Scholarship 

The First Nations Architectural Support Scholarship offers scholarships to disadvantaged First Nation students who demonstrate a passion for the Building and Construction industry and the commitment and motivation required to complete their training successfully.
The program awards scholarships to students who are facing difficult circumstances that are preventing or have prevented them in some way from being able to undertake vocational training.

Applications are open throughout the year. Find out more here.

Contact us

If you would prefer to have a chat with our team about your options, please contact us on the below:
Phone: 5434 1755