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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO2895

Destination Australia Program

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Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Close Date & Time:
12-Sep-2019 11:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
191002 - Higher Education
Secondary Category:
191008 - Vocational Education
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Australian Government is inviting applications through a targeted competitive process to apply to deliver services under the International Education Support Outcome – Destination Australia Program from 2019-20 to 2022-23. 

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 program will:

  • enhance regional and rural 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 regional and rural Australia, and
  • ensure regions share in the benefits of our $35 billion international education sector.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are:

  • international and domestic students receive Australian Government scholarships 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 who meets 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, in addition to the eligibility listed above, you must 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 in a regional area as defined by the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure from the Australian Bureau of Statistics which is defined as:

  • inner regional

  • outer regional

  • remote or

  • very remote.

Tertiary education providers must only offer and administer scholarships through the Destination Australia Program to students studying at a regional campus and living in a regional or remote area.

Please refer to the Grant Opportunity Guidelines for more information.

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply, go to the application form here.


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Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283