Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation Scholarship
For Teacher Education Preparation students; worth up to $5,000
The scholarship provides up to $5,000.
- $3,000 is paid to assist your study expenses for the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation program. It is recommended that these funds are used to assist you in paying the tuition fees of the program*.
- $2,000 is paid to assist you after you have progressed into a Bachelor of Education degree.
* The 2018 annual tuition fees for the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation program are $3750 (the 2019 fees are currently not confirmed). Without a concession in place to help with the fees, this scholarship will be unable to fully assist recipients to pay all their tuition fees and Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) (SSAF is up to a maximum of $298 for the full year in 2018). VET Student Loans are not applicable for this particular program.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
- be commencing the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation program (C5383) at RMIT University in semester 1, 2019
- be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder
- be able to demonstrate an interest in working as a teacher
- be able to meet one or more of the following criteria:
- reside in rural Victoria in one of the local government areas listed in the Rural LGA list. Rural does not include living in metropolitan Melbourne or the City of Greater Geelong (even if your local government may be listed)
- identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- be mature age (21 or older on the 1 January in the year that you commence the program)
- be intending to commence a Bachelor of Education# after completing the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation (see terms and conditions for more information).
# RMIT has three Bachelor of Education degrees that are applicable to progress into, they are:
The link to the online application form will be provided here once applications open.
Depending on your circumstances, you will need to provide different types of evidence and material to support your scholarship application. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.
Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.
It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance prior to starting the online application.
- Why are you undertaking the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation program?
- Why do you want to become a teacher?
- How will the scholarship will assist you?
Find out more about applying for scholarships.
View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions.
Recipients are not permitted to defer, take a leave of absence or cancel your study and keep the scholarship.
Progressing into your Bachelor of Education degree:
After you complete your Diploma you must be commencing a Bachelor of Education program to receive the remainder of your scholarship payment:
Semester you must be enrolled by:
- Recipients who studied the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation Program at a full-time study load must commence a Bachelor of Education by semester 1, 2020 at the latest.
- Recipients who studied the Diploma with an approved part-time enrolment load must commence a Bachelor of Education by semester 1, 2021 at the latest.
Evidence you must submit:
- You will need to provide proof of your Bachelor of Education enrolment (official statement of enrolment from the University that you will be studying at) after your first census date for the bachelor program. The evidence is required to be submitted to the Coursework Scholarships via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- No deferral or leave of absence is permitted in your first semester of the Bachelor of Education or you will forfeit your payment.
Note A scholarship is considered taxable by the ATO where a student is enrolled part-time. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) provides a Taxable Scholarship tool and recipients are advised to obtain your own independent tax advice.
There are many pathways for gaining entry into a teacher degree, ensuring prospective candidates from diverse backgrounds and life stages have the opportunity to pursue a career in teaching, without compromising the quality of preparation to become a teacher.
The Victorian Government is offering scholarships to candidates commencing the Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation program at RMIT University.
Successful recipients will be able to use the scholarship funds at their discretion. However, recipients are encouraged to use the scholarship funds for costs directly associated with completing the program, including tuition fees, a laptop computer, purchase of books and materials.
Diploma of Teacher Education Scholarships Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Notice to applicants
The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.
Only successful candidates will be notified via email to their RMIT student account.