TAFE Western is committed to creating education and training opportunities and offers a number of scholarships to assist people who may be experiencing barriers to their learning.

TAFE Western Student Scholarships are offered on a semester basis for continuing full time and part time students. The scholarships are available to assist with fees and related study expenses.

For help applying contact the Scholarship Coordinator or phone 02639 35940.

The following scholarships for financial assistance are offered to eligible students studying at TAFE Western:

Mick Young Scholarships - Available now

A Mick Young Scholarship can help prospective and existing students in financial need $500 - $1,000.

Mick Young Scholarships are available for students who are thinking of studying at TAFE Western, or who are already studying at TAFE Western and who can demonstrate financial hardship and motivation to complete a TAFE qualification. The scholarship can go towards expenses such as textbooks, equipment, transport and course fees.  Scholarship funds are provided to successful applicants in a one-off payment.

Are you eligible?

To be a recipient of a Mick Young Scholarship you must:

  • be committed to succeed in your studies and your career
  • be able to demonstrate financial disadvantage and your motivation and commitment to further education and improving life circumstances
  • be able to prove you would not be able to succeed in your studies without financial assistance
  • be a full time or part time student, or a prospective student intending to enrol, or already enrolled, at a TAFE Institute or the TAFE Division of a dual-sector public university in a nationally recognised course listed on
  • complete the Application Form in full, and submit it along with supporting documentation
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia

Note: Scholarships are competitive as there is a limited number available.  The scholarship is not available to international students

 Apply now using the Mick Young Scholarship application form.  Applications close 8 May 2015.

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BBM Youth Scholarships and BBM Aboriginal Youth Scholarship - Available now

These scholarships are usually for between $100 and $1,000 and are available at any time for TAFE Western students aged 15 to 23 years and who are facing financial barriers to completing their study.  Find out more.

Macquarie Credit Union

Macquarie Credit Union TAFE Western Scholarship - Apply now for second semester

TAFE Western students from Dubbo and surrounding areas can apply for Macquarie Credit Union Scholarship.

The scholarship program will provide ten TAFE Western students with $1000 to be used for costs associated with their training - fees and learning resources.

For more information about the Macquarie Credit Union’s TAFE Western scholarship, visit your local TAFE College or complete the application form.

Apply now using the Macquarie Credit Union Scholarship form.  Applications close 30 June 2015.

Margaret Ida Howie Scholarships - Apply now

The Aboriginal Education Council (NSW) is offering ten Margaret Ida Howie Scholarships of $1000 to women enrolled at university, TAFE or in a bridging program.

Further information can be obtained from

Apply now using the Margaret Ida Howie Scholarship Application form.  Applications close 31 May 2015.

FACS Housing NSW Grants by The Smith Family

FACS Housing $5,000 Grants for Graduation Scholarships for students currently living in have lived or are eligible for social housing. 

Grants for Graduation is a scholarship program funded by Family and Community Services and delivered by The Smith Family and aims to assist young people from social housing, and those on the housing register (waiting list), or in crisis accommodation, to undertake tertiary education. Read the eligibility criteria  and complete the application form.

Peter Althofer Award

The Peter Althofer Award is in honour of the contribution that Peter Althofer made to the Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum, is a reminder of his legacy, with the purpose of assisting people who have a strong interest in Australian flora.

To be eligible for the award you must be undertaking a plant related course which will lead to a Certificate or Diploma or studying in a particular field which is native plant related. The amount available to be awarded is $1,000.

Applications close on 31 October each year. More information about the Peter McDowell Althofer Award

NSW Youth Scholarships

Scholarships are aimed to encourage and support young social housing residents to complete their higher school certificate or TAFE equivalent.

Application forms are available on the Housing NSW website:

For more information read our frequently asked questions or contact the TAFE Western Scholarhsip Coordinator on (02) 6393 5949 or by email.