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Our Scholariship Program - Recognising students’ endeavours and aspirations

A range of scholarships are available at Central Regional TAFE. These scholarships are available as a result of building strong links with business, industry and service organisations. The program has grown since its inception to include sponsors from a variety of industries such as health, community services, business and management, information technology, the environment and resources sectors.

The scholarship application process provides real world experience for students; it is a competitive process that requires students to complete an application form and, if shortlisted, attend an interview. This process replicates, in many instances, the necessary steps students will undertake in order to obtain employment.

Scholarship funds administered by Central Regional TAFE may be applied to the successful student’s fees, including a VET Student Loan, in the first instance or deposited into the student’s nominated bank account where fees are paid in full or the scholarship funds are greater than their outstanding balance.

Students are able to check available scholarships as well as the eligibility criteria and download application forms from the Central Regional TAFE website. For further information, students may telephone 1800 672 700 and ask to speak to the staff member responsible for scholarships on your campus.

Please note: applications for all 2017 scholarships are now open and close on Friday 31 March 2017 @ 4pm.  NACC Conservation and Land Management scholarship closes 9th June 2017.

Central Regional TAFE acknowledges the generous contribution of the following businesses and organisations in the 2017 Scholarship Program.

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apply now for nacc CONSERVATION & LAND MANAGEMENT scholarship in semester 2, 2017

Can you imagine gaining a conservation and land management qualification at a variety of locations in the mid-west, including one of Australia’s most beautiful archipelagos, the Abrolhos Islands – all through a scholarship program?

Well, believe it! Scholarship’s for semester 2 2017 in Conservation and Land Management are now open for students looking to study a Certificate II, III, IV, or Diploma of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) at Central Regional TAFE’s Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) in Geraldton.

The scholarship’s offers funding support in the form of course fees as well as a re-location allowance, if required, to make the move easier.

Central Regional TAFE NACC Scholarship in Conservation and Land Management

The scholarship program is designed to encourage more students into the area of conservation and land management training programs in WA’s Midwest. To be successful, applicants must be looking to study a Certificate II, III, IV, or Diploma of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) at the Central Regional TAFE's Batavia Coast Maritime Institute in Geraldton.  Successful recipients will gain real ‘in the field’ work experience – with highly trained professionals – at a number of different locations, including work on an important restoration project at the Abrolhos islands. The skills gained will be broadly transferable to a variety of industries – from agriculture, fishing and mining, to tourism and parks and wildlife.

Abrolhos islands Restoration Project
The Abrolhos islands are a chain of 122 islands that lie approximately 70 km off the coast of Geraldton. With over 144 species of native plants, the islands of the Abrolhos offer unique and diverse habitats ranging from limestone flats, coastal heathlands and saltmarsh to large dune systems and mangroves. These habitats provide refuge to a range of animals, many of which are not found anywhere else, and have extremely vulnerable populations.  Introduced weeds, clearing of vegetation, rubbish and human disturbance has led to changes in the natural habitat that many of these animals rely on. As a result, many populations no longer exist and a number of species are now listed as threatened or endangered.  In response, Central Regional TAFE's Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) in partnership with the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC), with funding from the Australian Government, are working together to restore habitat at key sites across the Abrolhos islands. Through strategic restoration activities the project aims to protect these habitats whilst engaging and providing valuable skills to students and members of the community. 

Scholarships Requirements

  • Students must be ready to start course work in mid-July 2017
  • Students must be enrolled in full-time face-to-face study at the BCMI campus in Geraldton.
  • Citizenship and Australian permanent residency is an eligibility requirement for this scholarship.

Closing date

  • Applications close Friday, 9th June (midnight) and courses begin in mid-July 2017.
  • Application forms can be found in links below.
application forms
Joblink Application Form
City of Greater Geraldton Application Form
Midwest Development Commission Application Form
STAY Application Form
St John of God Hospital Application Form
Rio Tinto Application Form
RSM Application Form
Bendigo Bank Application Form
Soroptimist International Application Form
NACC Conservation and Land Management Application Form


Page last updated May 23, 2017