Indigenous Pathways Advance Queensland VET Scholarship

The Indigenous Pathways Advance Queensland VET Scholarship supports Indigenous students to obtain qualifications to pursue their chosen careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths (STEAM) industries. The scholarships are supported by the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland initiative focused on growing the economy and creating jobs through innovation. This includes establishing pathways for Indigenous innovators and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students keen to forge a pathway in STEAM industries.

Scholarship details

Value: $5,000 approx. total

Duration: Duration of the program

Availability: 8 scholarships offered

Application dates


Open: 01/10/2020
Close: 31/03/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Veterinary science

At Institution:

  • Central Queensland University

Study level:

  • Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • QLD

Eligibility Criteria

Successful applicants must:
Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and provide a Confirmation of Identity;
Reside in Queensland for the duration of the scholarship;
Not be receiving another CQUniversity Scholarship of similar or higher ;
Not available for qualifications undertaken as part of a schools program, a traineeship or an apprenticeship;
Be enrolled in one of the following STEAM related VET Certificate or Diploma course in 2021 listed on the CQU site.

How to Apply

Applicants will need to supply the following supporting documentation:
Confirmation of Identity;
Written submission of no more than 500 words and supporting documents addressing the following:
Career goals and how a scholarship will assist in achieving their educational and employment objectives in their STEAM industry;
Extracurricular activities – such as community and cultural activities;
Life experiences, celebrations and challenges.