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Destination Australia Program 2021 (Round 2)

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Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283

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Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Close Date & Time:
7-Jul-2020 11:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
191002 - Higher Education
Secondary Category:
191008 - Vocational Education
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Australian Government invites applications through a targeted competitive process to deliver services under the International Education Support Outcome – Destination Australia Program 2021 (Round 2) from 2020-21 to 2023-24. 

The objective of the grant opportunity is to attract and support international and domestic students to study in regional Australia, to grow and develop regional Australian tertiary education providers and offer students a high quality learning experience.

The Destination Australia Program 2021 application round may have a greater proportion of domestic scholarships awarded due to the COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions.

The program will:

  • enhance regional and remote Australian education institutions through promoting activities that contribute to growth and sustainability
  • offer students from Australia and overseas the opportunity to undertake high quality education, training and research in, and to experience life in regional and remote Australia
  • ensure regions share in the social, cultural, and economic benefits of our international education sector.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are:

  • international and domestic students receive tertiary education provider scholarships, funded by the Australian Government, for studying in regional Australia
  • increased awareness of the benefits of living, studying and working in regional Australia.

The program will provide grants to eligible Australian tertiary education providers to allocate, administer and promote scholarships for international and domestic students studying in regional Australia.


To be eligible for this grant opportunity, you must be an Australian tertiary education provider with an active registration and meet the following criteria: 

If applying for scholarships for domestic students you must be:

  • A Registered Training Organisation (RTO) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA), or the Western Australian Training Accreditation Council (WA TAC).

    You must have a registration status of Current or Current (Re-registration pending) at the time the grant opportunity opens.


  • A higher education provider registered with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA).

    You must have a registration status of Registered or Ongoing pending renewal at the time the grant opportunity opens.

If applying for scholarships for international students, you must also be:

  • A tertiary provider registered under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

    You must have a registration status of Registered at the time the grant opportunity opens.

Applicants will be required to provide their relevant registration ID/s within the application form.

All applicants must also meet the eligibility requirements listed below:

Tertiary education providers must have a campus location wholly in a regional or remote area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure (2016) from the Australian Bureau of Statistics which is defined as:

  • inner regional

  • outer regional

  • remote

  • very remote.

The entire campus location must be in regional or remote Australia.

You can apply for up to 20 eligible campus locations in your application.

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply go to the application form here.


Other Instructions:

PLEASE NOTE: The Community Grants Hub system will be unavailable from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm Sunday 5 July 2020 AEST due to planned maintenance.Submission of grant applications should take place outside the outage period.

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