The TAFE and University Stream of the Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Scholarship Program (the program) is a key initiative derived from the Whole of Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Self Determination Plan.
The program enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) people, studying in area’s related to the Transport sector, to apply for financial support to actively continue their accredited study.
Scholarship recipients will also gain access to a work placement within the Victorian Government Transport Portfolio (Transport Portfolio) and are able to apply for employment opportunities through pathways such as internship and graduate programs.
i. TAFE recipients will receive $5,000 per year, per recipient in two payments of $2,500 the beginning of each semester.
ii. University recipients will receive $15,000 per year, per recipient, paid in a fortnightly allowance.
All Scholarships run for one calendar year of study in duration. Recipients are eligible to reapply each year should they continue to meet the eligibility requirements listed below.
How to apply and submit your application
Before you begin your application, please carefully read the Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Scholarship, TAFE and University stream, Program Guidelines to ensure you’re eligible to apply for the Scholarship.
A limited number of scholarships will be awarded based on the criteria outlined in the program guidelines.
The guidelines are available to read here: Download
The application form is available to download here: Download
Please forward your completed application form (pages 3 – 7), with any required attachments, via email to the Department of Transport (DoT) Inclusion & Diversity team: firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquiries call 0429 987 209 or 0409 524 686.
• Shortlisted applicants for the University stream will be invited to attend an interview to expand on their application.
• TAFE applicants may also be asked to attend a short at the discretion of the scholarship selection panel.