This scholarship aims to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to complete their Diploma at AFTT.
Selection is determined on a relative needs basis. Priority is given to applicants who are able to demonstrate multiple educational barriers in addition to financial hardship via the scholarship application.
- identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person;
- come from a low socio-economic status;
- regional or remote background;
- be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident, living in NSW.
Terms and conditions
a. This scholarship was established in 2020 to provide assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students;
b. This scholarship wishes to acknowledge the creative expression and input of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
a. Applicants must have been through the enrolment process and been offered a position within in one of AFTT’s courses in either Acting, Film, or Theatre Production, and must meet all of AFTT’s enrolment requirements;
b. Be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background.
For the purposes of the assessment of this scholarship, a person will be considered to be an Indigenous person where:
- they are of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and;
- they identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and;
- they are accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which they live or have lived.
Applicants will be required to provide either:
- a confirmation of Aboriginality from a Local Aboriginal Land Council or other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation; or
- a statement from the applicant accompanied by two (2) written references from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from the applicant’s community who can confirm their identity and are not an immediate family member.
c. Applicants must meet the criteria for low socio-economic status by demonstrating one of the following:
- Receiving or expecting to receive a Centrelink means-tested income support payment (such as ABSTUDY, Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment Single, Carer Payment etc.)
- Provide evidence of exceptional financial hardship
- Dependent students aged between 18–20 years whose parent/guardian was in receipt of Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A for them in the year to commencing their studies with AFTT.
d. Applicants must not have completed an equivalent Diploma (in VET or Higher Ed) at the time of application;
e. Applicants must have suitable accommodation and community support in Sydney;
f. Applications must apply for the scholarships through www.aftt.edu.au to be considered.
a. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:
acceptance into an AFTT course through application, audition (for Acting), and interview
b. The Scholarship will be awarded upon recommendation by a selection committee of Student Admissions, Course Directors, the Campus Manager and CEO
a. The scholarship covers the full tuition fee for the Diploma only, valued at:
- $15,250 for VET Diploma; and
- $18,000 for the Higher Education Diploma
The scholarship amount may not be exchanged for any cash value
b. Deferral of the scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Course Director;
c. The scholarship may be suspended under extenuating circumstances, including failure to comply with the Student Code of Conduct outlined in the Student Handbook. Approval for suspension is on a case-by-case basis upon application to the Course Director;
d. AFTT reserves the right to not offer a scholarship within a given year;
e. No other amount is payable.
a. The recipient must achieve the minimum attendance requirements of 85%;
b. Participation in AFTT’s marketing campaigns, such as Open Days, Careers Expos, AFTT events (estimated at 20-hours per trimester/semester).
a. The scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:
I. withdraws from an eligible course or fails to enrol;
II. does not maintain satisfactory attendance requirements (85%);
III. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance;
IV. is determined by the Academy to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their scholarship application;
V. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave; or
VI. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.
b. Once the scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated