We understand that there are extra costs associated with attending intensive schools and workplace learning.
If you are eligible, you can apply for assistance through the Away From Base program.
As First Nations student you may be eligible for the Away From Base program.
The program provides financial assistance for meals, travel and accommodation for eligible students while attending compulsory intensive schools and/or professional placements.
You are eligible to apply for an Away from Base grant through us if you:
If you are studying a course that is not on this list, you may be eligible for Away From Base support through Services Australia.
If you require support when applying, book a yarn with a First Nations student adviser.
You can receive the grant for each intensive school or work placement you're required to attend. You need to apply for this grant before attending each time.
To ensure your funding is approved, submit your application at least six weeks prior to your attendance.
Before starting your application you must have documentation that confirms you are currently receiving ABSTUDY payments, noting that:
To be approved for the grant students must attach Letters of Confirmation from the Course Clinical Coordinator and the Placement provider. The letters must include details such as dates of the placement, placement site, contact person and address.
We understand that sometimes things happen unexpectedly in life, the sooner you let us know the sooner we can help you.
To understand the terms and conditions of the Away From Base Program, please refer to the Student Booklet.
If you are unsure, book a yarn with a First Nations student adviser.