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RAS Foundation VET Scholarships

About the Scholarship

VET (Vocational Education and Training) Scholarships are available to support individuals in NSW including the ACT, who demonstrate a passion for rural life and commitment for any career that will ensure the future success of rural and regional NSW.


Who can apply for a VET Scholarship?

Applicants must be school leavers having completed a minimum of year 10. Students completing school-based apprenticeships and traineeships are not eligible to apply.


Eligibility guidelines

Applicants for a VET Scholarship must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be enrolled in or applying for study in any accredited VET (Vocational Education and Training) course at an approved Australian education provider

  • Demonstrate a desire to contribute to the future of rural NSW

  • Demonstrate how a scholarship would assist them in achieving their education or training goal


What type of courses qualify for the VET Scholarship?

There is no limit on the types of courses that qualify. You could be studying anything from metal fabrication to child care.

You could be studying at a registered VET (Vocational Education and Training) institution e.g. College or TAFE courses, on campus or by distance learning. All applicants will have one thing in common - a desire to play an active part in the future of rural NSW.


What Scholarships are available?

Scholarships of up to $6,000 for full-time study or up to $3,000 for part-time study are available.


Applications for a 2022 RAS Foundation VET Scholarship are now closed.