Scholarships & Awards Program

At South West TAFE we embrace the world of learning and all it has to offer. We provide a range of scholarships and awards to potential and currently enrolled students.

Our scholarships and awards aim to create opportunities for those who might not otherwise have access to study, and to recognise those who have the drive and commitment to achieve their goals.

We also offer scholarships that target students in a particular course, or from a particular region, or background. Each scholarship has its own criteria, and the application process can vary from one scholarship to the next. We are continuously developing new scholarships so check regularly for the most up to date information.

2017 Scholarships Brochure

Scholarship Categories

INDUSTRY AND REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

To increase opportunities for those students who demonstrate a desire to participate in education and want to enter the
workforce or go onto higher education.
Selection is made by the SWTAFE scholarship panel and is based on:
• Having Australian Citizenship or holding an Australian permanent humanitarian Visa.
• Successful enrolment in a relevant 2017 South West TAFE course.
• Motivation and commitment to study.
• Not already a recipient of a South West TAFE Scholarship.

Health
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials
Apply online at Industry & Regional Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolled in a Health Services course may receive the Health Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

Community Services
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online at Industry & Regional Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolled in a Community Services course may receive the Community Services Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning)
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online at Industry & Regional Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolling in a VCAL course, aged 25 or under at the time of enrolment may receive the VCAL Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

Portland Regional Scholarship
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online at Industry & Regional Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolled in a course offered at the Portland Campus may receive the Portland Regional Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

Hamilton Regional Scholarship
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online at Industry & Regional Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolled in a course offered at the Hamilton Campus may receive the Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS

ET Heard Scholarship (Agriculture Dairy)
Package up to $4000 to assist with fees, books and materials
Apply online at Agriculture Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolled in an Agriculture (Dairy) course may receive the Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

RC Webb Scholarship (Agricultural, Horticulture or Agronomy)
Package up to $4000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Agriculture and Horticulture Scholarship Application Form Only students enrolled in a Agronomy, Agriculture, Horticulture course may receive the Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

PRE-APPRENTICESHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
To increase opportunities for those students who demonstrate a desire to participate in education and commence
an apprenticeship.
Selection is made by the relevant SWTAFE trade department and based on:
• Having Australian Citizenship or holding an Australian permanent humanitarian Visa.
• Successful enrolment in a relevant 2017 South West TAFE pre-apprenticeship course.
• Motivation and commitment to study.
• Not already a recipient of a South West TAFE Scholarship

Five scholarships available, package up to $500 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Pre Apprenticeships Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolling in a preapprenticeship course are eligible.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

KOORIE SCHOLARSHIPS
Our Koorie scholarships are made possible through our Wurreker funding. Wurreker, launched in 2000, is the Vocational Education
and Training (VET) strategy for Koorie students, developed through the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association’s partnership with
the Victorian State Government.
These scholarships are a partnership scholarship between South West TAFE and our South West regional Aboriginal community organisations.
Selection is based on:
• Successful enrolment in a 2017 South West TAFE course.
• Demonstration of community involvement.
• Identification of intended career pathway.
• Not already a recipient of a South West TAFE Scholarship.

Winda Mara Community Scholarship
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Koorie Scholarship Application Form. Selection made by the Winda Mara Committee.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

DWEC (Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elder + Community Health Service)
Community Scholarship Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Koorie Scholarship Application Form. Selection made by the DWEC Committee.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

Gunditjmara Community Scholarship
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Koorie Scholarship Application Form. Selection made by the Gunditjmara Committee.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

Kirrae Health Service Community Scholarship
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Koorie Scholarship Application Form. Selection made by the Kirrae Health Committee.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

Hamilton Health House Scholarship
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Koorie Scholarship Application Form. Selection made by the Hamilton Health Committee.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
Our Community Partnership scholarships are created through the support of our community partners. They provide financial assistance
to put towards the cost of courses, along with pathways to employment, higher education opportunities and internships.
Selection for these scholarships and internships vary according to the organisation. Please apply directly through the organisation’s
application process.

Headspace Warrnambool Scholarship
Funding up to $3000 for students enrolling in a 2 year minimum course who have experienced health disadvantages and sought help from Headspace Warrnambool to pursue their studies. Three scholarships available.
Applicants are required to complete the Brophy Family Youth Services Scholarship Application Form.
Closing Date: 1 March 2017

Cruise Express, Glenelg Shire Council + South West TAFE Internship
Cruise Express to supply a one month internship in Sydney, plus $1,000 towards expenses. Additional support from Glenelg Shire Council provided.
The internship will be awarded to a top achieving student in a Travel or Tourism course.
Selection Made: December 2017

Deakin University Pathways Award
$1,000 to assist with the costs associated with enrolling in a Deakin University Warrnambool Degree.
Awarded to a South West TAFE graduate who has demonstrated outstanding qualities in preparing themselves to undertake higher studies towards a degree from Deakin University.
Closing Date: January 2018

Peter Lucas Memorial Prize for Visual Arts
This award gives a student the opportunity to hold their own exhibition at the Warrnambool Art Gallery, an invaluable experience for an emerging artist.
It is open to all Diploma or Advanced Diploma Visual Arts students of SWTAFE, selected by the curator of the Warrnambool Art Gallery.

Warrnambool East Rotary First Year Apprentice Awards
Each year the Warrnambool East Rotary Club supports a South West TAFE first year apprentice with a financial award to support them in their studies.

Rotary Club of Warrnambool - SWTAFE Student Award
Supporting a young person from the Portland community is the focus of this annual award, generously provided by the Portland Rotary Club.

SWTAFE AWARDS

Outstanding Student Awards
Apprentice, Trainee, School based apprentice, Vocational & Koorie student of the year
Presented at the annual Graduation + Awards ceremony, these awards recognise a number of students who have demonstrated outstanding efforts in their relevant course, based on nomination from teaching staff
.

Hair and Beauty Showcase Awards
Presented at the annual Hair and Beauty Showcase these awards cover Teachers Choice for Hairdressing, Hairdressing Apprentice of the Year, Teachers Choice for Beauty Therapy, Pure Academy Beauty Endeavour Award & Pure Academy Outstanding Beauty Student.

Gerard Kelly Award
The Gerard Kelly award recognises a student who is moving forward in the building industry by completing a Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

Andy Kinnear Award
This award is presented to an engineering apprentice who displays excellence, a thirst for knowledge, passion, and a desire to share knowledge and help others.        

Brian Smith Award
This award recognises a student who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and diligence to his/her apprenticeship.

Jim Leahy Award
The Jim Leahy award is presented to an electrical apprentice who makes the most of opportunities given to them in their goal to become a qualified electrician.

Shane Riordon Award Automotive
This award is presented to the Best Third Year Automotive Apprentice who best displays qualities such as striving for excellence and displaying a passion for the trade.

Brian Crichton Endeavour Award
The ‘Brian Crichton Endeavour Award’ is given in recognition of a plumbing student who has shown perseverance through schooling to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.


Scholarships & Awards Program

At South West TAFE we embrace the world of learning and all it has to offer. We provide a range of scholarships and awards to potential and currently enrolled students.

Our scholarships and awards aim to create opportunities for those who might not otherwise have access to study, and to recognise those who have the drive and commitment to achieve their goals.

We also offer scholarships that target students in a particular course, or from a particular region, or background. Each scholarship has its own criteria, and the application process can vary from one scholarship to the next. We are continuously developing new scholarships so check regularly for the most up to date information.

2017 Scholarships Brochure

Scholarship Categories

INDUSTRY AND REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

To increase opportunities for those students who demonstrate a desire to participate in education and want to enter the
workforce or go onto higher education.
Selection is made by the SWTAFE scholarship panel and is based on:
• Having Australian Citizenship or holding an Australian permanent humanitarian Visa.
• Successful enrolment in a relevant 2017 South West TAFE course.
• Motivation and commitment to study.
• Not already a recipient of a South West TAFE Scholarship.

Health
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials
Apply online at Industry & Regional Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolled in a Health Services course may receive the Health Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

Community Services
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online at Industry & Regional Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolled in a Community Services course may receive the Community Services Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning)
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online at Industry & Regional Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolling in a VCAL course, aged 25 or under at the time of enrolment may receive the VCAL Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

Portland Regional Scholarship
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online at Industry & Regional Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolled in a course offered at the Portland Campus may receive the Portland Regional Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

Hamilton Regional Scholarship
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online at Industry & Regional Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolled in a course offered at the Hamilton Campus may receive the Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS

ET Heard Scholarship (Agriculture Dairy)
Package up to $4000 to assist with fees, books and materials
Apply online at Agriculture Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolled in an Agriculture (Dairy) course may receive the Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

RC Webb Scholarship (Agricultural, Horticulture or Agronomy)
Package up to $4000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Agriculture and Horticulture Scholarship Application Form Only students enrolled in a Agronomy, Agriculture, Horticulture course may receive the Scholarship.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

PRE-APPRENTICESHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
To increase opportunities for those students who demonstrate a desire to participate in education and commence
an apprenticeship.
Selection is made by the relevant SWTAFE trade department and based on:
• Having Australian Citizenship or holding an Australian permanent humanitarian Visa.
• Successful enrolment in a relevant 2017 South West TAFE pre-apprenticeship course.
• Motivation and commitment to study.
• Not already a recipient of a South West TAFE Scholarship

Five scholarships available, package up to $500 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Pre Apprenticeships Scholarship Application Form. Only students enrolling in a preapprenticeship course are eligible.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

KOORIE SCHOLARSHIPS
Our Koorie scholarships are made possible through our Wurreker funding. Wurreker, launched in 2000, is the Vocational Education
and Training (VET) strategy for Koorie students, developed through the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association’s partnership with
the Victorian State Government.
These scholarships are a partnership scholarship between South West TAFE and our South West regional Aboriginal community organisations.
Selection is based on:
• Successful enrolment in a 2017 South West TAFE course.
• Demonstration of community involvement.
• Identification of intended career pathway.
• Not already a recipient of a South West TAFE Scholarship.

Winda Mara Community Scholarship
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Koorie Scholarship Application Form. Selection made by the Winda Mara Committee.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

DWEC (Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elder + Community Health Service)
Community Scholarship Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Koorie Scholarship Application Form. Selection made by the DWEC Committee.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

Gunditjmara Community Scholarship
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Koorie Scholarship Application Form. Selection made by the Gunditjmara Committee.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

Kirrae Health Service Community Scholarship
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Koorie Scholarship Application Form. Selection made by the Kirrae Health Committee.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

Hamilton Health House Scholarship
Package up to $2000 to assist with fees, books and materials.
Apply online Koorie Scholarship Application Form. Selection made by the Hamilton Health Committee.
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2017

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
Our Community Partnership scholarships are created through the support of our community partners. They provide financial assistance
to put towards the cost of courses, along with pathways to employment, higher education opportunities and internships.
Selection for these scholarships and internships vary according to the organisation. Please apply directly through the organisation’s
application process.

Headspace Warrnambool Scholarship
Funding up to $3000 for students enrolling in a 2 year minimum course who have experienced health disadvantages and sought help from Headspace Warrnambool to pursue their studies. Three scholarships available.
Applicants are required to complete the Brophy Family Youth Services Scholarship Application Form.
Closing Date: 1 March 2017

Cruise Express, Glenelg Shire Council + South West TAFE Internship
Cruise Express to supply a one month internship in Sydney, plus $1,000 towards expenses. Additional support from Glenelg Shire Council provided.
The internship will be awarded to a top achieving student in a Travel or Tourism course.
Selection Made: December 2017

Deakin University Pathways Award
$1,000 to assist with the costs associated with enrolling in a Deakin University Warrnambool Degree.
Awarded to a South West TAFE graduate who has demonstrated outstanding qualities in preparing themselves to undertake higher studies towards a degree from Deakin University.
Closing Date: January 2018

Peter Lucas Memorial Prize for Visual Arts
This award gives a student the opportunity to hold their own exhibition at the Warrnambool Art Gallery, an invaluable experience for an emerging artist.
It is open to all Diploma or Advanced Diploma Visual Arts students of SWTAFE, selected by the curator of the Warrnambool Art Gallery.

Warrnambool East Rotary First Year Apprentice Awards
Each year the Warrnambool East Rotary Club supports a South West TAFE first year apprentice with a financial award to support them in their studies.

Rotary Club of Warrnambool - SWTAFE Student Award
Supporting a young person from the Portland community is the focus of this annual award, generously provided by the Portland Rotary Club.

SWTAFE AWARDS

Outstanding Student Awards
Apprentice, Trainee, School based apprentice, Vocational & Koorie student of the year
Presented at the annual Graduation + Awards ceremony, these awards recognise a number of students who have demonstrated outstanding efforts in their relevant course, based on nomination from teaching staff
.

Hair and Beauty Showcase Awards
Presented at the annual Hair and Beauty Showcase these awards cover Teachers Choice for Hairdressing, Hairdressing Apprentice of the Year, Teachers Choice for Beauty Therapy, Pure Academy Beauty Endeavour Award & Pure Academy Outstanding Beauty Student.

Gerard Kelly Award
The Gerard Kelly award recognises a student who is moving forward in the building industry by completing a Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

Andy Kinnear Award
This award is presented to an engineering apprentice who displays excellence, a thirst for knowledge, passion, and a desire to share knowledge and help others.        

Brian Smith Award
This award recognises a student who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and diligence to his/her apprenticeship.

Jim Leahy Award
The Jim Leahy award is presented to an electrical apprentice who makes the most of opportunities given to them in their goal to become a qualified electrician.

Shane Riordon Award Automotive
This award is presented to the Best Third Year Automotive Apprentice who best displays qualities such as striving for excellence and displaying a passion for the trade.

Brian Crichton Endeavour Award
The ‘Brian Crichton Endeavour Award’ is given in recognition of a plumbing student who has shown perseverance through schooling to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.