Specific eligibility requirements


Specific eligibility requirements for CECS-Indigenous and CAS-Indigenous

In addition to the basic eligibility requirements, to be eligible for CECS-Indigenous or CAS-Indigenous, students are required to be undertaking:

Additional CAS eligibility requirements

Both CECS-Indigenous and CAS-Indigenous are open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian students.

Students are not eligible for CECS-Indigenous or CAS-Indigenous if they have already received CECS, or CAS, or CECS-Indigenous, or CAS-Indigenous for the maximum duration (equivalent of eight scholarship periods).

 

Specific eligibility requirements for CECS-Indigenous Enabling and CAS-Indigenous Enabling

In addition to the basic eligibility requirements, to be eligible for CECS-Indigenous Enabling or CAS-Indigenous Enabling, students are required to be undertaking an eligible enabling program either full time or part time, if studying part time, noting that:

  • while studying part time and then wishes to progress to another form of Commonwealth Scholarships, then they must meet the full time requirement
  • the student will not be eligible for to receive a Indigenous Access Scholarship 

Additional CAS-Indigenous Enabling eligibility requirements

Both CECS-Indigenous Enabling and CAS-Indigenous Enabling are open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian students.

Students are not eligible for CECS-Indigenous Enabling or CAS-Indigenous Enabling if they have already received a CECS-Indigenous Enabling or CAS-Indigenous Enabling for the maximum duration (equivalent of two scholarships periods).

 

Additional CAS requirements

In addition to the basic eligibility requirements and specific eligibility requirements described above for a student to be eligible for CAS-Indigenous, and CAS-Indigenous Enabling scholarship UniSA must be satisfied that:

  1. within the four years immediately preceding the commencement of the current higher education program of study, the student:
    i) has lived in a regional or remote area of Australia for a total of at least three years OR
    ii) completed the final two years of schooling in a high school or college in a regional or remote area OR
    iii) moved away from a regional or remote home to complete the whole or the majority of their secondary schooling at a high school or college in a major city OR
    iv) has lived in regional or remote area of Australia for a total of at least two years and relocated from the regional or remote area to undertake vocational education and training (e.g. TAFE) for a maximum of two years duration immediately preceding commencement of their undergraduate course
  2. it was necessary for the student to move from the regional or remote area in order to undertake their higher education study; or in the case of paragraph (a. iii) and iv)) above, it was necessary for the student to remain in a major city in order to undertake their higher education study
  3. as a result of (b), the student will incur additional accommodation costs
  4. the student is enrolled as an internal student in unit of study that form part of the program of study the student is undertaking. Some students may have exceptional circumstances preventing them from enrolling in any internal units. Some students enrolled externally may be deemed eligible in exceptional circumstances. For example, students with a disability or significant carer responsibilities.

In determining a student's eligibility for a CAS, UniSA will determine whether the student has lived in a rural or regional area consistent with Australian Bureau of Statistic's ASGC Remoteness Areas classification. The classifications are:

  • Major Cities of Australia (MC)
  • Inner Regional Australia (IR)
  • Outer Regional Australia (OR)
  • Remote Australia (R)
  • Very Remote Australia (VR)

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A student who has come from a locality classed as belonging to the Major Cities of Australia class will be deemed ineligible for a CAS.

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