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Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia offers support for a minimum of 1,200 undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students to undertake study, training and internships in South Australia. The Program aims to improve skills and employment opportunities linked to priority industries in South Australia, including the disability sector. Scholarship funding of up to $17,500 is available per student. Applications for round two opened on 20th November and will close on 8th January 2018.


Scholarships are available for students studying from Certificate III to PhD levels in an area that will lead to employment in one of three streams:

Stream 1 – defence industry (including naval shipbuilding)

Stream 2 – advanced manufacturing, health services and medical research, tourism and hospitality, wine and food, and energy and resources. Applications will also be accepted from students who intend to study in a field that is relevant to, and are currently employed by, a business with innovative practices that result in economic growth

Stream 3 – South Australian state-based skills needs. Any of the state based skills need listed on the Australian Government Department of Employment’s Skills Shortage List for South Australia will be eligible for a scholarship.

There are a number of priority and skills shortage gaps in the Health Services sector and based on advice from the Department of Education and Training, Disability Services are a particular target for this program. 

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