How to Apply for a Scholarship

  • Check you are eligible to submit an application and become familiar with the application process.

  • Complete the Application form and submit by the nominated date and time. Late applications will not be accepted.

  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an online group interview. The online interview is a mandatory part of the assessment process.

  • Scholarship applicants will be notified after interviews take place and successful applicants will be emailed enrolment and onboarding information.

An application apply button will appear here when the next scholarship round is open. In the meantime, you can register your interest for the next scholarship round here

Do you need assistance to complete the application form or have questions before completing? Give us a call on 07 3394 8480 or email

Eligibility Criteria

Make sure you are eligible to apply for a Peer Work Scholarship (use checklist below)

  • I am 17 years or older and no longer in school, and I am a resident of Queensland

  • I am an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a holder of a permanent residence visa, or a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker holding a temporary or bridging visa providing work and/or study rights

  • I have a lived experience of mental health challenges and /or suicidality as a consumer, carer, family member and

    • am employed with a mental health or suicide prevention service provider in a Peer Worker role


    • wishing to seek employment in a Peer Worker role
  • I can meet the attendance and study requirements to complete the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work course, including attending an 80-hour work placement.

Choosing a Training Provider

There are a number of Registered Training Organisations (RTO) throughout Queensland offering the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work.

Learn more about the study options available.

Application Dates

First round applications are now closed. Check back here later in the year for announcement of next round dates. You can also register your interest for the next scholarship round here

2023 – 24 Applications Dates

Round 2:
Scholarship Applications open for people who want to study with TAFE Queensland at Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Brisbane Southbank locations, commencing study in January 2024.

Round 3:
Scholarship Applications open for people living in Mackay, Charters Towers, Townsville, Mt Isa, Normanton and surrounds
March 2024
Round 4:
Scholarship Applications open for people living in Cairns, Cooktown, and wider NQ region.
April 2024
Round 5:
Scholarship Applications open to all Queensland residents.
May 2024
Round 6:
Scholarship Applications open to people livih in Longreach, Charleville, Roma, Emerald, Rockhampton, Hervey Bay and surrounds.
August 2024

*Please note the application form will appear below when the next round of scholarships are available.