Financial Management

When can I start work?

When can I start work?

A big part of growing up is starting work. It can be great to have some extra money for yourself, feel more independent, as well as learning the skills you’ll need in the workforce for the rest of your life. But before you get too keen, there are some things you need to know before …

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Scholarships – Not Just for High Achievers

Lots of people think that scholarships are only there to benefit a very specific bunch of people (like high achievers). But that’s not the case. Most scholarships are aimed at a certain category of applicants, that’s true. But there’s a huge list of categories to choose from.

Tax and Young People

Tax and Young People

What is tax?   It’s not the most fun subject to talk about, but it’s an important one – tax. If you’ve got yourself a part-time or casual job, even if you’re still at school, chances are you’ll need to know about tax. But what even is tax? Think of it this way. Tax is …

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University of Melbourne Hansen Scholarship

The Hansen Scholarship is a flagship scholarship program at The University of Melbourne. From 2020, The Hansen Scholarship will be awarded to talented undergraduate students whose financial circumstances present a challenge to accessing a first-class education. Recipients will be awarded accommodation, an allowance, and financial and personal support.

ACU Law – Equity Scholarship

Established in 2012, the ACU Law – Equity Scholarship is intended to assist law students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Griffith Art in Bark Bursary

The Art in Bark Bursary supports an art student coming to study at QCA from a regional or remote area of Queensland.

Murdoch Coolibah Care Scholarship Program

The Scholarships are available for award to students in personal and/or financial hardship, studying the Bachelor of Nursing and Graduate Diploma of Gerontological Care at Murdoch University and who reside in the Mandurah area.

Murdoch Peel Community Fund Scholarship

This scholarships aims to support young people of the Peel region reduce the financial pressure and the living and study costs associated with attending university.

CDU AKRON Group NT Scholarship

To financially support a driven and hardworking Territorian enrolled in a Higher Education degree in the areas of Business or Engineering at Charles Darwin University

Are You Summer Work Ready?

Are You Summer Work Ready?

If you’ve decided to go ahead and find a summer job, once you’ve organised your resume and started applying for jobs, you’re already halfway there. There are just one or two other things you might like to organise so that you’ll be ready to start work as soon as you get the call.   Are …

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ECU Dorothea Swift Nursing Scholarship

The Dorothea Swift Nursing scholarships have been generously donated to support Bachelor of Science – Nursing students commencing their first semester of study.

UTAS Destination Australia Scholarship (for Domestic Students)

The objective of the Destination Australia Scholarship Program is to attract and support students to study in regional Australia, to grow and develop regional Australian tertiary providers and offer students a quality learning experience. The University of Tasmania is proud to be a provider under the Destination Australia Scholarship Program and welcomes students to study …

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Murdoch James TF Chong Memorial Scholarship

The James T F Chong Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 and is available for award to a student beginning their first year in a Bachelor of Law at Murdoch University.

UC Accommodation Scholarships

Awarded to domestic students from a rural, regional and remote area in Australia to secure on-campus accommodation.

Murdoch Ragdoll Scholarship

The Ragdoll scholarships have been made possible by generous donors who wish to support students commencing any undergraduate course in the disciplines of Business, Law, Engineering, Health, Science, Teaching, or Technology.

UniSA Rural Reconnect Relocation Scholarship

These scholarships will assist students from rural and isolated areas to fund their relocation costs associated with moving to Adelaide in order to pursue full-time undergraduate study.

CQUniCares Scott Williams Foundation Scholarship

Made possible by the Scott Williams Foundation, the CQUniCares Scott Williams Foundation Scholarships will provide recognition and financial assistance to deserving and financially disadvantaged students enrolled in a business-related undergraduate course.

Aspiring Teacher Grant

If you have decided to become a teacher, our Aspiring Teacher Grants will help you to get started.

CQUniCares GWI Scholarship

The CQUniCares GWI Scholarship will provide recognition and financial assistance to a deserving Bachelor’s degree student in financial need.

UOW John, Belle & Richard Miller, Bridgewater Scholarships for Opportunity

This scholarship acknowledges the long-standing connection of John, Belle and Richard Miller’s family to the Illawarra Region. This scholarship is a representation of the Miller family’s desire to support the studies of students in need, and recognises those who are involved in the community.

Curtin Sir William Tyree Scholarship in Engineering

The Tyree Foundation has established scholarships for engineering students across all Australian States. The scholarships are for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, to provide them support throughout their four-year course of study.

Murdoch Senate Bursary

The Murdoch Senate Bursary has been developed to assist students who are facing financial and/or personal hardship with some of the costs associated with studying at Murdoch University.

UWA Great Southern Science Scholarship

The Great Southern Development Commission donates funds annually to encourage and assist meritorious students from outside the Albany region to commence a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) undergraduate degree course at the UWA Albany Centre.

Charles Sturt Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service Scholarship

With a mission to improve health outcomes for the local Aboriginal community, the Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service offers this scholarship to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students commencing studies in Health and Rehabilitation, Speech Pathology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or Podiatric Medicine on the Albury-Wodonga Campus.

University of Adelaide Augustus Short Scholarship

Thanks to the generous support of donors, the Augustus Short Scholarships are available to students of high academic merit who come from rural or remote areas, challenging financial circumstances or another disadvantage.

JCU Cullinane Law Scholarship

This program has been established with a generous donation from Professor Cullinane to support students aspiring to study law at JCU in North Queensland.

CQUniCares Launch Scholarship

The CQUniCares Launch Scholarship assists students from regional areas and/or low SES backgrounds with expenses associated with undergraduate study. Those expenses can include non-deferrable costs such as textbooks, uniforms, computer equipment, internet, equipment or travel costs associated with compulsory residential schools and unpaid work placements.

Swinburne Malcolm Styles Local Government Scholarship

The Malcolm Styles Local Government Scholarship aims to support a regional or rural-based (preferably) engineering student studying in a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Professional) with an interest in local government.

UTAS Larry Knight Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been endowed by the Australian Government in memory of Larry Knight, who was killed in the Beaconsfield Mine disaster in April 2006. Funding for the scholarship was provided by the Australian Government Department of Education.

University of Adelaide Dr Richard Oertel Scholarship

The Scholarship will support one commencing undergraduate student undertaking the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science (Advanced), Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences, Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences (Advanced) or Bachelor of Mathematical & Computer Sciences program of study or equivalent at the University of Adelaide.

Curtin Rural WA Medical School Scholarship

The Curtin Rural WA Medical School Scholarship has been developed by Curtin University to support students who are required to relocate from a regional or remote area of Western Australia to undertake the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Curtin University and are experiencing financial hardship.

HELP loans explained

HELP loans explained

You can borrow money for further studies   For most school leavers, it’s unlikely you’ll have access to large sums of money, even if you have been working and saving hard. Your parents or carers might not be able to assist you either. But don’t be discouraged – there are options to help you out …

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Understanding Your Money Online Course

Understanding Your Money is a self-paced online course for high school students, offered as part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Youth Program. This course offers an introduction to fundamental economic concepts, investing, and basic money management to help you make smarter financial decisions. In addition to online video lessons delivered by Wharton faculty, the …

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Arrow Energy-JCU Go Further Indigenous Tertiary Scholarships

Through the Arrow Energy Reconciliation Action Plan, Arrow is aiming to build mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous people and communities in a range of fields including education. As a part of this commitment, Arrow is providing tertiary scholarships to support Indigenous students to attend and complete university.

Curtin Property Education Foundation Scholarship

The Property Education Foundation Scholarship has been developed by the Property Education Foundation, in conjunction with Curtin University, to encourage and support students who are commencing full-time study in a property degree at Curtin.

Gallipoli Scholarship

The Gallipoli Scholarships provide financial assistance to the most deserving and meritorious Australian applicants, commencing their first year of tertiary study at a University or TAFE at Degree, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level, in the year of application, as well as two specific Scholarships for second and third year Gallipoli Scholars.

Playford Trust Regional Science & Engineering Scholarships

The Playford Trust seeks to support outstanding students from regional South Australia who intend to enrol as undergraduates to study science, engineering, mathematics or technology subjects at one of the State’s three universities.

SCU Huawei Technologies Scholarship

The Huawei Technologies Scholarship is made available to students who are commencing full-time study at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast campus.

UNSW Indigenous General Merit Undergraduate Scholarship

The 2021 Indigenous General Merit Undergraduate Scholarship is open for recent High School Leavers, UNSW Pre-Program Graduates and IAS Students commencing an undergraduate coursework degree program at UNSW Sydney in 2022.

University of Adelaide Agribusiness Leaders Scholarship for Excellence

The Agribusiness Leaders Scholarship in Excellence has been established by a collective of individuals and companies who are keen to support young people in Agriculture to support one undergraduate student who is commencing the Bachelor of Agriculture Science program of study at the University of Adelaide.

University of Melbourne | Hansen Scholarship Program Information Session

The Hansen Scholarship Program is our most generous scholarship, offering 20 exceptional students from around Australia free accommodation at Little Hall, a living allowance, financial support, and personal and academic mentoring throughout your undergraduate degree at Melbourne. Applications for the Hansen Scholarship Program open in term one of Year 12. Current Year 11 students and …

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Swinburne Avanade Women in STEM Scholarship

The Avanade Women in STEM Scholarship supports female first year students studying Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM), with the aim to help alleviate the financial burden to students, so they can focus more on studies and achieve their educational goals.

Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

The Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme provides financial support to students from rural and remote communities to undertake undergraduate or postgraduate studies in pharmacy at university. Scholarship holders are encouraged to seek employment in rural and remote areas following graduation.

JCU Elite Athlete Scholarship

The JCU Elite Athlete Scholarship provides financial support to elite athletes from northern Queensland to enable them to complete a university qualification without compromising their sporting opportunities or leaving the region.

University of Newcastle LGBTQIA+ Shaping Futures Scholarship

The Shaping Futures Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 with the aim of helping those students who are most in need. The LGBTQIA+ Shaping Futures Scholarship hopes to support a student who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and who is managing study alongside personal circumstances.

Murdoch Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Health Scholarships

The Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Health Scholarships are open to all Indigenous students currently enrolled in an undergraduate course within the health or human services disciplines. This includes, but is not limited to: Chiropractic, Psychology and Nursing.​

Macquarie Vinva Scholar Award

The aim of the Vinva Scholar Award is to fund scholars based on excellence and equity, supporting students who have the potential to make a positive impact in the future. The scholarships will be targeted at new students studying Science, Engineering, IT and Business degrees.

Findex Young Money Podcast

Findex’s Young Money podcast explores essential skills around common money experiences and helps empower young people to take control of their finances. Our host and a variety of guests cover a range of financial topics impacting the day-to-day lives of Gen Z, including: Basic financial literacy Buy-now pay-later Starting casual work Taxes Superannuation Budgeting Personal …

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Tax for High School Students

Feeling a bit confused about tax? We’ve spoken directly to the ATO, and they’ve provided us with a handy guide for people new to the tax system. Give it a read below.   Tax for High School Students   As a student, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about tax. However, your contribution to …

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Murdoch AJ Parker Memorial Scholarship

The AJ Parker Scholarship in Chemistry, Mineral Science or Science Education is available to students who have completed the WACE, or equivalent examination.

ABC Education Resources

Looking for some great content you can use in the classroom, whether you’re teaching in class or virtually? ABC Education is packed with a whole heap of videos, lessons, articles, and heaps more content, all mapped to the Australian curriculum. And the best part is they’re all free to use. ABC Education has content for …

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Becoming Independent

Your journey through high school is just the beginning of your independence. You might be looking forward to moving out, being able to stay up as late as you want, and all of the other benefits that being independent can bring. But, unfortunately, it comes with a lot of work as well. There’s so much …

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Career Lesson Writing Activities

We’ve put together a range of writing prompt worksheets for you to use with students in class. Use them to start a discussion amongst students, or insert them into your career lessons. Each activity is structured to get students thinking about one of the key Careers and Work Studies topics. Students are prompted to think …

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What is Rent Assistance?

Moving away from home to study can be expensive – not only do you need to think about uni fees, study materials, and transport, but what if you need to rent a place to live as well? Thankfully, there is help out there. If you’re getting ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance, you might also be eligible …

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ECU D’Arcy Slater Foundation Scholarship

The prime aim of the D’Arcy Slater Foundation is to provide Australian youth with a means to realise their aspirations and potentials in education, sport, music, the arts and to provide domestic training in all feeds.

CQUniCares North Queensland Sports Foundation Scholarship

A scholarship to provide recognition and financial assistance to an elite athlete or coach (recognised by the Elite Athlete Friendly University) who resides in North Queensland and is commencing the first year of a Bachelor course.

Financial support for apprentices and trainees

Did you know that financial support like Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY aren’t just for university students? If you’re doing a full-time apprenticeship or traineeship, you could also be eligible to receive financial support. You can find heaps of information on the Services Australia website about the payments you might be eligible for and how you …

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black&write! Writing Fellowships

Each year black&write! offers two Fellowships for unpublished manuscripts by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers. The winning Fellows work closely with black&write! editors to develop their manuscripts for publication.

MyFuture – Resources for Teachers

MyFuture is a national career information service that helps guide young people towards their path to the future. They have a huge variety of resources available for teachers and careers advisers to support their students. Here are some of their useful resources: Explore the future of work School to work pathways infographics Teaching resources Discover …

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Little Friends Scholarships

Our Little Friends Scholarship has been established to ensure all children have the ability to either further their education and/or be able to participate in extra-curricula activities that they may not be able to pursue due to the financial impact of Domestic and Family Violence within their family environment.

CDU INPEX Scholarship

To financially support high achieving Territorians to complete an undergraduate course at Charles Darwin University.

The Dunstan Foundation Len King Scholarship

The Don Dunstan Foundation Len King Scholarship assists students with a passion for social justice who, for financial reasons, would not otherwise be able to attend university to fulfil their dream of studying law.

BetaShares ETF Student Grant

For the third year running, BetaShares, one of Australia’s leading ETF managers, is offering the chance for a chosen recipient to receive a Grant towards educational costs or resources to assist with their studies, as well as the chance to have their work featured in the Insights section of the BetaShares website and via BetaShares …

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Swinburne Indigenous Bursaries

Established in 2020, the Swinburne Indigenous Bursaries support Swinburne Indigenous students to commence their education. The one-off bursary payment allows Swinburne Indigenous students to purchase the support materials they require (such as textbooks, journals, laptops or computers, stationary or public transport passes), to ensure that they have everything they need to reach their full potential.

La Trobe Archaeology/Heritage Management Scholarship

The Archaeology/Heritage Management Scholarship aims to provide an Indigenous student studying Bachelor of Archaeology or a Master of Professional Archaeology with a scholarship to support them for the term of their course. The student is required to study Heritage Management related subjects within their chosen course.

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