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 $15,000 per year, to award to new Australian students commencing full-time Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level  qualifications at Mildura and Swan Hill Campuses, SuniTAFE:

To be eligible for one of SuniTAFE’s Destination Australia scholarships you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or
    • Permanent resident of Australia
    • Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
    • New Zealand Citizen
  • Be a new student to SuniTAFE
  • Be deemed suitable for enrolment into their proposed course
  • Be enrolling into a full time classroom based Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification that is scheduled to commence in 2020 at SuniTAFE including mid-year intakes
  • Live in the Swan Hill or Mildura regional area for the duration of the course/scholarship



Applications will be assessed against criteria which will include:

  • Disadvantage or financial need Find out more
  • Academic merit
  • The need to relocate to study at SuniTAFE 

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.
  • 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applicant does not finalise their enrolment within three weeks of the scholarship offer being made, the offer will be withdrawn.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. Funds will be transferred in instalments, not as a lump sum.


The 2021 Destination Australia scholarship program will open in late 2020.
More details and the application form will be available closer to the opening date.

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