Apply now for an Industry Placement Bursary

Industry Placement Bursaries are now open.

La Trobe University is supporting students who are commencing an internship/work placement in Semester 1, 2024 by offering the opportunity to apply for an Industry Placement Bursary.

Work-based learning (WBL) is a great opportunity to explore areas of interest in a professional setting and gain industry experience.

Applications are open now and close on Sunday 12 May 2024 at 11.59pm.

To meet the eligibility criteria you need to:

  • Be a domestic undergraduate student
  • Be a La Trobe student studying at a La Trobe campus – partner institution enrolled students are not eligible for this payment
  • Be enrolled in a placement subject and have, or will, undertake an internship/work placement in the Semester 1 period: 25 February to 23 June 2024. Please note: Whilst the placement needs to have commenced after 25 February, the placement does not need to be completed by 23 June 2024
  • Meet criteria for any or all of these: medical disadvantage, financial disadvantage, educational disadvantage
  • Have a confirmed placement listed in InPlace

How much are the bursaries worth?

These Industry Placement bursaries are worth $1000. There are also $2500 STEM Industry Placement Bursaries for some eligible courses.

Travel bursaries are also available for students that are travelling more than 120km one way to attend placement and meet the eligibility criteria.

Recipient selection criteria is based on:

  • Application addressing the eligibility criteria
  • Supporting documentation. Please note, you will not be contacted regarding missing or incomplete supporting documentation and all supporting documentation must be provided by the closing date.
  • Placement subjects undertaken as part of your studies
  • Experience must be a minimum of 70 hours in duration
  • Ranking by criteria around the financial and educational disadvantage criteria within VTAC SEAS and equity scholarships
  • Other indicators will be considered such as low socio-economic status, first in family, regional status, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and distance travelled to placement.

Apply for an Industry Placement Bursary today

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