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International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

HESTA - Access & Support Scholarships

Status Application Dates Value

Open: 5/07/2022

Close: Rolling until awarded


We have partnered with HESTA to provide support and access to study options in the Health and Human Services area.

Audience / Eligibility

Students enrolled or enrolling in one of the following Health and Human Services courses at Melbourne Polytechnic campus in 2023:

  • Certificate III in Pathology Collection
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged)
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
  • Certificate III in Education Support
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care


Scholarship Format / Structure

These scholarships have been designed to break down the barriers for students facing hardship that are enrolling into a new course or finishing a current course and entering the workforce.

The funding can be used for course fees, technology, tools of trade, uniforms or course equipment. The funding purpose is required to be outlined in the application.

Scholarship funding will be paid directly to the successful applicant as a personal cheque.


Number of Scholarships Available



Selection Criteria

  1. Outline your background and personal circumstances, including why you require financial assistance to commence study or continue study at Melbourne Polytechnic?
  2. What specifically do you require financial assistance with? Eg, course fees, materials, tools of trade, uniforms, exam fees, technology etc. Please provide details or documentation.
  3. Describes what this scholarship would mean to you.
  4. Proof or enrolment or enrolment status if enrolment status is pending.
  5. Any documentation to support the eligibility criteria.

Application Instructions

Fill out and submit the application form with any supporting documentation to

OPTIONAL: Video file or audio file (please complete the personal information page of the application form if addressing selection criteria in video or audio format).


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HESTA: About us
HESTA are an industry super fund dedicated to people working in health and community services.

I was looking around on the website and then I saw this scholarship under the course that I was going to do. So I tried my luck, not that I was really hoping to get it, but I got a call back and they said I got a scholarship. I was like “wow, that's awesome”. It's really helped.
Sandi Tun Scholarship Recipient
Business Administration Graduate
Portrait of student Sandi Tun