Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Scholarship

The Scholarships aim to build the workforce capacity and capability of Queensland’s Domestic Family Violence sector by supporting students enrolled into CQUniversity Domestic and Family Violence Practice programs.

Scholarship Value: Approx $11,000 (tuition fees for 2 units/term plus Student Services and Amenities Fee in Terms 1 & 2)

Length of Scholarship: 1 (One) year

Number Available: 20 (Twenty)

Opening Date: 11 September 2017

Closing Date: 12 January 2018

Eligibility
Study LevelGraduate Certificate; Graduate Diploma
Year of StudyFuture/First Year; First Year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa
EthnicityAboriginal; Torres Strait Islander; South Sea Islander; Non Indigenous
Study RegionBiloela; Brisbane; Bundaberg; Cairns; Emerald; Gladstone; Mackay; Noosa; Rockhampton; Townsville; Yeppoon
Study ModeDistance Education
Study LoadPart time
GenderEither

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services 2018 Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be commencing study in one of the following CQUniversity courses in Term 1 2018:
    • Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice, and/or
    • Graduate Certificate in Facilitating Men's Behaviour Change
    • Graduate Diploma in Domestic and Family Violence Practice (as a first year student)
  • Be a resident of, and studying in Queensland;
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or holder of a Humanitarian Visa;
  • Be enrolled at CQUniversity at Census Date of Term 1 2018;
  • Be studying a part time study load of 12 credits points or less
  • Be studying via Distance education
  • Not be an employee of the Queensland Government
  • Not be receiving another Donor Funded* Scholarship

*Donor Funded: refers to a scholarship which is only available to CQUniversity students, funded by an individual or organisation external to the University (excluding Federal Government funded Commonwealth and Equity Scholarships)

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be assessed based on an application form and a written submission of no more than 500 words addressing the following:

"How will this scholarship assist you / your work?" (outline how you may meet the preferences outlined below);

  • Career Aspirations;
  • Academic Achievement (school reports, academic records should be submitted).

Applications will be favoured from students:

  • Working or volunteering in the Domestic and Family Violence sector;
  • Who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, or residing in Discrete Indigenous, rural or remote communities.

Additional Information

Ongoing Eligibility

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

  • Maintain an average GPA of 4.0 each Term;
  • Remain enrolled in the program as at Census Date of each Term.

As a donor scholarship recipient, you may be approached to assist with positively promoting the CQUniversity Scholarships Program by sharing your experiences as a recipient through media and at events such as Open Day.

Supporting Documentation

Applications must include all necessary supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will need to supply the following supporting documentation:

  • Written submission
  • Evidence of previous academic achievement and/or University Unofficial Transcript

How to apply

To apply for the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Scholarship:

  1. Read the Scholarship Guidelines
  2. Complete a Scholarship Online Application Form, ensuring all supporting documentation is completed and attached as outlined in the Scholarship Guidelines
    • For Current students (applicants who have already have a Student ID number) click here to apply through MyCentre. You will need to log in with your student details.
    • For Future students (applicants who have applied or are intending to apply to study at CQUniversity but not yet received or accepted an offer) click here to apply

    Failure to supply requested documents will result in your application being incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Complete Applications must be received by the Student Life and Wellbeing Centre, Scholarships Office by 5pm on the closing date.

How will I know the outcome of my application?

A selection panel, consisting of representatives from The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (CDFVR) and the DFV Sector, will be formed to determine the successful applicants. A scholarship 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 after the selection panel meets. The successful applicants: • Will have the opportunity to outline to the Selection Panel any additional expenditures required to be able to study. The Selection Panel will be able to make discretionary one-off additional bursaries to selected Scholars;

Donor details

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, Queensland Government