There is financial support and scholarships for many different areas of study, apprenticeships and traineeships. Check some links, go on university websites.

There is something for everyone.

Financial support for apprentices and trainees

General financial information for Apprenticeships and Traineeships – Read more

Trade Support Loan –Read more 

Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarship Read more

Fee Free Scholarships – Read more 

If you have additional needs, consider applying for these – Read more

If you have a disability, and you are applying for an apprenticeship or traineeship, you may be eligible for this – Read more 

If you are Aboriginal Australian and/or Torres Strait Islander people, look at this – Read more 

You may be eligible for an allowance if you are living away from home Read more

Travel, Accommodation and Relocation Assistance – Read more

$100 rebate on Car registration for Apprentices and TraineesRead more

Financial support for study


There are a  number of scholarships available to study in the Western Riverina.


Some are directly through the education providers

TAFE NSW Read more

Deakin University Read more

Bendigo Bank – Read more
Bendigo Bank offers scholarships for rural and regional students to study with Deakin University 

The Pinnacle Foundation

The Pinnacle Foundation offers scholarships for LGBTIQ students  – Read more 

Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia NC

The Greg Graham Memorial Scholarship (GGMS) is valued at $10,000 and $3000 for the Peter Connor Book Award. – Read more

QTAC – Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program

Scholarship recipients may receive total scholarship funding up to $18,000, based on course length and type of study or training. A further $500 is available to scholarship recipients to support an internship – Read more

Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association – Health Scholarships

Applications are invited from students enrolled in a course that leads to a qualification (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters). The bursary is to be administered by the ANZMH Association Management Board. Successful applicants may have lived experience, be fulltime carers, Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, Maori or Pacific Islander, or studying remotely in a regional area. – Read more

Real Futures Grant 

The grant is awarded annually to one person and is worth $5,000. Applications for the 2019–20 grant open November 1st 2019 until October 31st, 2020.  – Read more


There are also scholarships available specifically for students from the Western Riverina


Country Education FoundationRead more

Your local Country Education Foundation (CEF) supports youth in your area through financial grants for education and employment expenses. Our grants contribute towards apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, diplomas, certificate level studies, university qualifications or employment.


Griffith Soroptimist International 

Soroptimist International is a global movement working to transform the lives of women and girls.

SI Griffith offer three annual scholarships (Tertiary $1,500; TAFENSW $500 and WRCC $500) to female students undertaking tertiary and vocational studies.

To apply for these scholarships: 

Contact Scholarship Convenor: Sue Delves

Mob: 0435 635 605  Email:


Casella Family Brands, $10,000 / 2 years Deakin University   Read more

Casella Family Brands established this scholarship to allow highly motivated students the opportunity to overcome obstacles and through study at Deakin, become an innovator of the future. We encourage you to apply if you are enrolled at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2020 in the first year of your degree undertaking a  bachelor degree in commerce, engineering or early childhood education part time, full time or via cloud campus.

Preference will be given to students that have completed studies at TAFE NSW or who are experiencing financial or personal hardship. The total value of this scholarship is $10 000 over two years.

Casella Wines Health Science Scholarships – CSU    Read more

Each year, Casella Family Brands offers scholarships to students across several fields including health, science and agriculture. The Health Science Scholarships for students studying Health Services & Support,Medicine & Nursing are designed to alleviate some of the financial pressures that come when studying so that students can focus on achieving exceptional results. For more information on Casella Family Brands, visit

Casella Wines Travel Scholarship    Read more

Each year, Casella Family Brands offers up to scholarships to students across several fields including health, science and agriculture. The Travel Scholarship is designed to alleviate some of the financial pressures that come when studying so that students can focus on achieving exceptional results. Applicants must be commencing study in  Bachelor of Wine Business, Bachelor of Viticulture or Bachelor of Wine Science

Scholarship value of $10,000 paid in two instalments of $5,000 over one year.


Jobs of Tomorrow Scholarships – applications now open – Read more

People with skills in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are in high demand.
If you are interested in training in these skills, you may be eligible for a $1,000 Jobs of Tomorrow scholarship under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Program.
From 2016, we are offering 25,000 scholarships over four years to students commencing selected qualifications under Smart and Skilled. 


Flavourtech Grow Our Own Scholarship – $5,000/ first year – Read more.

If you’re a commencing student enrolled full time or part time in your first year of an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Trimester 1, 2020 at Deakin University and from the Western Riverina NSW region we encourage you to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship has been established as part of a Flavourtech Pty Ltd initiative to support students who are based in the Western Riverina NSW region to further their education.

Preference will be given to a student who is experiencing financial or personal hardship, or who is studying mechanical or mechatronics engineering.