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NR TAFE Scholarship Program

NR TAFE is committed to providing access to education and training across the North West.

A range of scholarships are available to assist current and prospective students with the cost of fees and study related expenses.

NR TAFE's Scholarship Program provides opportunities for Kimberley and Pilbara residents to progress their career aspirations in a range of eligible industry areas. Each Scholarship and Award has been designed to create opportunities for a better future through education and training, and are awarded to prospective students who can demonstrate educational disadvantage and financial hardship.

Learn more about our Scholarships Terms and Conditions. (194 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)


If you would like to learn more about scholarship opportunities at North Regional TAFE, please email or call 1300 996 573.

Rio Tinto Early Childhood Education and Care Scholarship

Applications for 2022 now open 

Rio Tinto in collaboration with North Regional TAFE will  be offering scholarships to students undertaking the following qualifications at North Regional TAFE:

  • CHC30121 Certificate III of Early Childhood Education and Care - 10  or more scholarship places offered per year
  • CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - 10 or more scholarship places offered per year 

Please note: the Certificate III qualification is a pre-requisite for entry into the Diploma.

Scholarships will be available for at least 20 students per year, totaling at least 80 students over four years.
The Scholarship will cover all North Regional TAFE course fees.
Students already enrolled in the Certificate III and Diploma at North Regional TAFE as at July 2022 will be invited to apply for a Scholarship.
New students can apply from the 18th July, 2022, for enrolment this year (2022).

Am I eligible?

  • Students applying for the Scholarship will need to provide proof of residential address in the Shire of Ashburton or the City of Karratha
  • Students must be eligible for government subsidised training through being an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or  Temporary Visa holder eligible for government funded training (please refer to the Visa Subclass Guide(opens in a new tab)
  • Students must be undertaking  CHC30121 Certificate III of Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Students will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to undertake the practical component of CHC30121 Certificate III of Early Childhood Education and Care and CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 

How do I apply?


The applicant:

  • Confirms they intend to gain employment or remain employed at an Early Childhood Education and Care provider within the Shire of Ashburton or the City of Karratha.
  • Confirms they meet the eligibility criteria for the “Early Childhood” Scholarship program.
  • Agrees to abide by the decisions of the Selection Committee and understands that no appeals will be entered into.
  • Is aware that unless there are exceptional circumstances, a recipient with unsatisfactory progress or who withdraws from their course will have their scholarship cancelled. 
  • Gives permission for their photographs, profiles and training details to be used for promotional purposes by North Regional TAFE and Rio Tinto. 

Download application form here (242 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)


Mary MacKillop Today First Nations Vocational Scholarship

Applications close Friday 26th August 2022

Since 2021, North Regional TAFE and Mary MacKillop Today have partnered together to provide the Mary MacKillop First Nations Vocational Scholarship. This scholarship aims to create opportunity across economic, social, political and physical wellbeing for students affected by financial hardship, vulnerability and barriers to education.

Value of Scholarship: $1,000 - $5,000

Am I eligible?

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander


  • Can demonstrate educational disadvantage or financial hardship
  • Hold a pension or concession card
  • Single parent seeking to return to the workforce
  • Enrolling in first vocational qualification
  • Not receiving another scholarship

All courses will be considered, however preference will be given to applicants wishing to study: aquaculture and maritime, art and music, beauty and hairdressing, conservation and land management, commercial cookery, and hospitality and tourism

How do I apply?

Applications close Friday 26th August 2022

Download application form here (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

Sponsoring a scholarship

Thank you to our current partners for supporting current and prospective students in the North West. If you are interested in sponsoring a scholarship, please get in touch with us.
E: T: 1300 996 573