Can I apply?

To apply you must be a young carer:

  • aged 12 – 25 years old for the entire time you’re receiving the bursary
  • studying at high school level or beyond, up to and including your first undergraduate degree*
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • not receiving another scholarship


*Undergraduate degrees include: advanced diplomas, bachelor degrees, bachelor degree with honours and associate degrees.

Does my course qualify?

The course you study must be provided by a Recognised Training Organisation (RTO). This includes:

  • high school
  • college
  • TAFE courses
  • an apprenticeship
  • home schooling endorsed by an educational authority
  • undergraduate degrees*

* This program considers advanced diplomas, bachelor degrees, bachelor degree with honours and associate degrees as equal undergraduate level qualifications.

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