Tranby Aboriginal College free courses

Tranby National Indigenous Adult Education and Training (‘Tranby’) is located in Glebe, Sydney. The organisation is a function of the Co-operative for Aborigines Limited and has been a pioneer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adult education, training, and social action for decades.

Tranby, as a nationally registered training organisation (RTO), offers units of competency, full VET qualifications, and non-accredited skill development initiatives to Indigenous adults from across Australia. Courses at Tranby have changed over time from trade-based skills to governance and legal advocacy. Most importantly, Tranby offers these qualifications in a unique, culturally supportive environment, and these courses are offered free for Indigenous students.

Please note that this RTO does not provide scholarships, but each of the eleven courses that they offer are subsidised by the Australian Government for Indigenous students.

Scholarship details

Value: Value may vary

Duration: Duration of the program

Application dates

Open all year round


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

Any institution

Study level:

  • Undergraduate

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • NSW

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Students must be studying at Tranby Aboriginal College, located in Glebe, NSW;
  • Students must be Indigenous;
  • Students must study one of the following courses at Tranby:
  • Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Advocacy (1086NAT);
  • Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (AHC31416);
  • Certificate IV in Community Development (CHC52115);
  • Diploma of Applied Aboriginal Studies (10578NAT);
  • Diploma of Community Development (CHC52115);
  • Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Governance (BSB50220);
  • Certificate IV in Business (Governance) (BSB41915).

How to Apply

For more information please see Tranby’s website or contact

Further Information

Transport and accommodation costs for students are provided in accordance with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet ‘Away from Base’ guidelines. ABSTUDY support is based on individual circumstances.