Open now: Round 1 Industry Placement Bursaries

Round 1 Industry Placement Bursaries (previously College Employability Grants) are now open. For students taking an internship or in a work placement, these programs play a vital role in being job-ready for the future.

La Trobe University believes preparing to be job-ready is important.

And as such we support students from with bursaries to help cover costs during a placement including undergraduate students undertaking placement subjects or elective placement subjects.

Round 1 closes on Monday 25 April 2022 11.59pm and is relevant to students undertaking placement subjects during Semester 1 2022. 

To meet the eligibility criteria a student must be:

  • Be enrolled as a domestic undergraduate student
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate placement subject and have or will undertake an internship/work placement in Semester 1 2022
  • Meet criteria for financial disadvantage and educational disadvantage
  • Not have received an employment grant in the current academic year

Who aren’t eligible for Industry Placement bursaries?

Students enrolled in postgraduate courses are not eligible for this grant.

How much are the bursaries worth and when are they paid?

These Industry Placement bursaries are worth $1000.

They are paid in a single payment.

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 SES status, first in family, regional status, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and distance travelled to placement

How to apply

Apply for an Industry Placement Bursary today.

Need further information?

Email our scholarships office,