2020 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 six prestigious Destination Australia scholarships to award to new Australian students commencing full-time Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level  qualifications at Mildura and Swan Hill Campuses, SuniTAFE:

  • Mildura Campus – 2 scholarships for courses up to 1 year in duration ($15,000 each)
  • Mildura Campus – 1 scholarship for courses up to 2 years in duration ($30,000)
  • Swan Hill Campus – 2 scholarships for courses up to 1 year in duration ($15,000 each)
  • Swan Hill Campus – 1 scholarship for courses up to 2 years in duration ($30,000)

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 (Due to COVID-19 some of our full time, classroom based courses may be delivered in part, or in entirety, via remote delivery. This will not exclude you from eligibility for these scholarships as long as the other eligibility criteria are met.)
  • 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.


Scholarship Application Form due
5pm, Monday 18 May 2020

Scholarship applications must be submitted to mildura@sunitafe.edu.au by 5.00 pm.

Shortlisting of scholarship applications
18 – 22 May 2020

SuniTAFE will shortlist the scholarship applications and advise shortlisted candidates of the interview date.

25 – 29 May 2020

SuniTAFE will interview shortlisted candidates. 

Successful applicants notified
By Wednesday 3 June 2020

SuniTAFE will advise successful applicants of the next steps to take up the scholarship. 

Reallocation of scholarships not taken up
By Monday 27 July 2020

Where successful applicants do not take up their scholarship, the Destination Australia scholarship will be reallocated to another student that meets the criteria.


  1. Submit a complete application to study at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE by Monday 18 May (please ensure you submit all the required documents)
  2. Lodge the Domestic Student Scholarship Application Form by 5pm Monday 18 May, 2020 to mildura@sunitafe.edu.au

Download information and application form here.


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