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Destination Australia Scholarships



We're excited to announce 11 new Destination Australia Scholarships at our newly opened Byron Bay campus. These scholarships are available thanks to funding from the Australian Government and aim to support people who choose to live and study in a regional area of Australia.

We are proud to invest in and develop future Counsellors. We believe in producing real-world-ready change-makers who are curious, ethical and passionate about community welfare.

If you're ready to study in paradise, interested in starting a Counselling career, and want to make a positive difference - Apply Now

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Destination Australia – an Australian government initiative 

Who is eligible?

You can apply for the Destination Australia scholarship if you are:

  • A new student applying to study at ACAP
  • A Domestic Student applying for full-time study, on-campus, at ACAP Byron Bay
  • Applying to study the Diploma of Counselling Skills in 2021
  • Able to demonstrate:
    • Academic or professional achievement/strong leadership/industry excellence; or
    • Barriers that prevent you from studying at ACAP Byron Bay
  • Able to meet the Course Admission Requirements

Scholarship details

A Destination Australia Scholarship is a grant of up to $15,000AUD.

If you are successful, the scholarship funds will be paid to you in instalments. See our FAQs section for more information.

How to apply 

  1. Click on the orange ‘Apply Now’ box - ensuring you read the eligibility requirements and Terms and Conditions 
  2. Submit your contact details and a 500 word written statement explaining “Why you should receive a Destination Australia Scholarship?”
  3. Once you've applied you'll receive an email confirming your application has been received 
If you have any issues or questions about your application, please email 

Applications close 

Scholarship applications close midnight Sunday, 2 May 2021 (NSW time).

What happens next?

  1. Your submission will be reviewed by our sponsorship panel
  2. You'll be notified of a decision by Friday, 14 May 2021
  3. If you are shortlisted, we may request an interview before awarding a scholarship

Terms and Conditions

The following conditions apply:

  • If awarded a scholarship, you must prove and maintain residency in Byron Bay Shire and surrounding regional locations* at the beginning of your study, and for the duration of the scholarship
  • A Destination Australia Scholarship at ACAP Byron Bay is not transferrable to other ACAP campuses
  • You must be newly enrolled to ACAP - this scholarship is not available to current students
  • You must be enrolled for the duration of the Diploma of Counselling Skills at ACAP Byron Bay campus
  • This scholarship cannot be held concurrently with another ACAP scholarship
*(see FAQs for more information)

Please read our FAQs section for full Terms and Conditions.

Last update: 3 May 2021