Destination Australia Scholarships for Domestic Students

Destination Australia scholarships are an Australian Government initiative to attract and support Australian students to study in regional Australia at quality tertiary education providers.

Sunraysia Institute of TAFE has prestigious Destination Australia scholarships, valued at up to $7,500 per semester, to award to Australian students commencing full-time Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level  qualifications at our Mildura and Swan Hill Campuses.

To be eligible for one of SuniTAFE’s Destination Australia scholarships you must:
•    Be an Australian citizen or
     o    Permanent resident of Australia
     o    Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
     o    New Zealand Citizen resident in Australia
•    Be deemed suitable for enrolment into your proposed course and offered a place in the course
•    Be enrolling into a new full time, classroom based Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification 
      that is scheduled to commence in 2022 at SuniTAFE including mid-year intakes
•    Live in the Swan Hill or Mildura regional area for the duration of the course/scholarship.

Students who have already commenced the course prior to 2022 or are resuming studies in the same course after a break are not eligible.




Applications will be assessed against criteria which will include:

  • Academic merit
  • The need to relocate to study at SuniTAFE 
  • Disadvantage of financial need

All applicants will be required to support their application through the provision of evidence to demonstrate their personal situation.


In order to accept and take up the Destination Australia Scholarship, successful applicants must:
  • Accept their Letter of Offer and finalise their enrolment via payment of all course tuition and material fees.
  • Complete and return the Scholarship Acceptance Agreement and required scholarship forms.
  • Commence studies at SuniTAFE on the nominated start date and maintain an active enrolled status in the course of study for the duration of the scholarship.  The scholarship may be cancelled if the enrolment status becomes inactive.


  • Destination Australia Scholarships cannot be deferred, and if the successful applicant does not finalise their enrolment within three weeks of the scholarship offer being made, the offer will be withdrawn.
  • If the scholarship holder transfers to a new course, the scholarship cannot be transferred, and ceases.
  • If the scholarship holder withdraws from their course, or fails to continue to meet the eligibility requirements of the scholarship, the scholarship will cease and the scholarship holder will not receive any further funding support.



Scholarship funds will be transferred directly via electronic funds to the scholarship holder’s Australian bank account. 


All applications must be emailed to 

Applications open now until Monday 31 January for:

  • 1 year course duration Mildura or Swan Hill campus

  • 2 year course duration Mildura campus

Download the Application form here

Key Dates

Sunday 9 January 2022, 5pm
First round Applications close

Monday 31 January 2022
Second round Applications close

If successful applicants do not take up the Destination Australia scholarship offer, the scholarship will be reallocated.

For more information about the Destination Australia scholarships available for domestic students at SuniTAFE or support in preparing an application, please contact the Skills & Jobs Centre by email or phone 1300 478 648.