TAFE New England is committed to ensuring that every person has access to education and training opportunities. Everyone, regardless of their circumstances or background, deserves the opportunity to build their future. We offer a range of scholarships to assist students who may be experiencing barriers to their learning. A scholarship can provide you with financial assistance to help you meet all or part of your course fees and expenses, learning materials or study costs. Scholarships are available from a variety of sources, including government departments, businesses as well as other organisations.

Smart and skilled scholarships

From 1 July 2015, you may be eligible for a Smart and Skilled Fee-free Scholarship! Fee-free scholarships are designed to help people who are eligible for concession fees to undertake training under Smart and Skilled. Priority will be given to young people living in social housing. To be eligible, you must:

  • Be aged between 15 and 30 years, at the start of training
  • Be eligible for a Fee Concession (you will need to provide confirmation of concession eligibility)
  • Enrolling into a Certificate I to Certificate IV qualification
  • Commencing your study/participation from 1 July 2015
  • One S&S Fee-Free Scholarship per financial year (1 July to 30 June). (No 'second' scholarships available for concurrent study).

For more information download the Fact Sheet, or contact our Customer Support team on 1800 448 176.

To find out more about the range of scholarships available to students at TAFE New England or to see if you meet the eligibility criteria, please contact one of our friendly Counselling and Careers advisers.

Tamworth Campus Counsellor (also servicing Quirindi)

Phone: (02) 6768 2293

Armidale Campus Counsellor

Phone: (02) 6773 7738

Gunnedah Campus Counsellor (also servicing Coonabarabran and Moree)

Phone: (02) 6742 9610