Financial support

Page last updated: 11 December 2013

So you want a job in health but you're wondering: can I afford to study or train?

Good news, because a range of financial support options are available, especially for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and workers.

Financial support may be available via:

  • Youth Allowance can help while you are studying full time, looking for work, doing an approved training course or undertaking a combination of these.
  • ABSTUDY which is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Study Assistance Scheme. It's designed to help you financially while you study or undertake an Australian Apprenticeship.
  • Some TAFE college places are subsidised by government, which means you only need to pay part of your course cost. The reduced cost varies from state to state.
  • The HELP scheme can give you a loan to help cover tuition costs while you study. The scheme offers different kinds of loans depending on where you're studying.
  • There are a number of scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students that are available from government and other organisations to help finance your studies.

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