CQUniCares Placement Ready Bursary

The CQUniCares Placement Ready Bursary supports low SES or regional/remote students with the costs associated with being ready to undertake unpaid industry placement. These expenses include but may not be limited to vaccinations and serology, placement uniforms and safety equipment, specialised equipment and kits, Working with Children and Criminal History Checks, First Aid and CPR Certificates.

Scholarship Value: $500

Length of Scholarship: Once off

Number Available: Many

Opening Date: 12 July 2021

Closing Date: 12 October 2021

Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of Study2nd year; 3rd year; 4th/Final year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; New Zealand Citizen
Study RegionAll
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadAll loads

To be eligible to receive the CQUniCares Placement Ready Bursary, successful applicants must:

  • Identified as low SES or be living and studying in a regional or remote area and able to demonstrate low personal or family income
  • be enrolled in an undergraduate course as the primary course of study in 2021:
    • Bachelor;
    • Associate Degree;
    • Advanced Diploma (higher education)
    • Diploma (higher education)
  • be required and eligible to undertake unpaid industry placement during 2021
  • have demonstrated satisfactory academic progress
  • be enrolled at Census date
  • be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or holder of an Australian Permanent Visa*
  • not have received a CQUniCares Placement Ready Bursary (previously CQUniCares Work Readiness Bursary) or similar before
  • not be receiving any CQUniversity Scholarship in 2021.

* Must have a permanent home address in Australia

Applicants will be assessed based on an application form, supporting documentation and personal statement demonstrating a genuine financial need for a CQUniCares Placement Ready Bursary by addressing the following:

  • How would a CQUniCares Placement Ready Bursary assist you with your studies.

Ongoing Criteria

In addition to the ongoing eligibility requirements, the successful applicants must:

  • Maintain a minimum average GPA of 4.0 each term
  • Remain enrolled in the course as at Census date of each term (Terms 1 & 2)

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Payment of Scholarship

The successful applicant is required to enter their current financial institution details (banking details) into their MyCQU for payment to occur. This must be done prior to Census Date to avoid delays.

Applicants will need to supply the following supporting documentation:

1. Personal statement addressing the above selection criteria

  • Personal statement should also include any additional information that may assist with the assessment of your application and should demonstrate financial need. Please utilise the statement to explain your personal, financial, living or study situation and how it impacts on your ability to meet the mandatory requirements prior to industry placement.

2. Quote/invoices or bill/statements, letters, notices and/or official documents to confirm the anticipated expenses of mandatory checks required prior to industry placement.

3. Evidence of income of applicant and

  • Income for their partners (if partnered)
  • Income for their parents (if under 22 and not deemed ‘independent’ by Centrelink)

Possible required documents for low income evidence:

  • Centrelink Income Statements (if applicable) –
    • for yourself
    • your partner if partnered or
    • parent/s if you are under 22 years of age

(How to obtain a Centrelink Income Statement)

  • 3 x current consecutive payslips (if applicable) -
    • for yourself and/or
    • your partner if partnered or
    • parent/s if you are under 22 years of age
  • Latest Notice of Assessment or most recent Tax Return (If you or your partner are in receipt of business or investment income)
  • 3 months of all personal or business bank account statements

Please note: additional documents may be requested if low income is difficult to determine.

To apply for a CQUniCares Placement Ready Bursary, please follow these steps:

  1. Contact the Scholarships Team on 132786 or email to check eligibility
  2. If eligible, an application form will be forwarded to your student email
  3. Return form and supporting documentation to

Please note a limited number of Bursaries are available. All Bursaries may be exhausted prior to the advertised closing date.

A Bursary will only be offered where there is an applicant of sufficient merit. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications as soon as possible.
CQUniversity Removing Financial Barriers to Student Success Scholarship Program is funded by the Commonwealth Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program