Professional Placement Equity Grant

At a glance
  • 7
  • 15 Jul 2020
  • Session 1 Applications open
  • The current round of applications close on:
    09:00am 4 Nov 2020
  • The next round of applications open on:
    5 Feb 2020
  • Outcome Notice Dates:
    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 29 May 2020
    • 22 Jul 2020
    • 16 Sep 2020
    • 11 Nov 2020
  • Available to:
    Commencing Students; Continuing Students
  • Value: up to $50 - $100 per week
  • Duration: one off payment

Equity and Merit Scholarships and Grants
Provides financial assistance for Workplace Learning (professional placement). The grant is approximately $50 to $100 per week of placement. Grants are not intended to provide an alternative to other forms of income and recipients are not to rely on payment occurring prior to attending their placement.

Due to COVID-19 before any payments occur all placements will be checked with the relevant faculty Workplace Learning Officers.

COVID-19 updates can been seen via this link:

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for this Grant you must be:

  1. Studying an undergraduate degree as an active student;
  2. enrolled in a CSU course as a Commonwealth supported student (full fee paying students are not eligible);
  3. enrolled as an internal or online student;
  4. enrolled as a full time or part time student;
  5. a commencing or continuing student, continuing students must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher;
  6. an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, a permanent Australian resident or a student with an Australian permanent visa;
  7. in financial need
    • in receipt of an eligible means tested Centrelink Benefit (refer to guidelines) or
    • able to demonstrate financial hardship.
  8. undertaking a subject for which Professional Placement attendance is compulsory and the placement must be a minimum of 28 hours per week i.e. a minimum of 4 days of compulsory placement and 1 day of internal classes as per your course structure.

If you are receiving any other scholarships or grants for the purpose of placement, you may not be eligible to receive this grant.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have another scholarship/grant?

If you are receiving any other scholarship or grant for the purpose of relocating or accommodation you may not be eligible for this scholarship.

Can I submit a late application?

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered

How do I know if I'm in financial need?

A person is considered to be in financial need if they are in receipt of an eligible means-tested Centrelink benefit or are in financial hardship. Supporting documentation will be required to demonstrate financial need.

Can I save my application and then finish it at a later date?

Yes you can, as long as you log back in and submit your application before the closing date. 

What if I didn't receive the email receipt?

It might take up to 24 hours for your email receipt to come through.
Have you checked your spam or junk mail folder?
Did you provide the correct email address?

If you still haven't received the receipt after 24 hours, send an email to quoting the application number, your name and student ID.

When will I find out if I was successful?

An email notification will be sent by the outcome notice date, as advertised on the website.

If I am successful when and how do I get paid?

Payments will be made be EFT to your nominated bank account or in some cases onto your student account or by voucher.

How do I register my bank details with CSU?

Register your bank details with CSU via online administration.

What if my circumstances have changed from what I put on my application form?

You must notify the CSU Scholarship Office immediately by emailing Upon receipt of details regarding a change in circumstances, CSU may reassess your eligibility.

Will I receive a scholarship/grant if I meet all of the eligibility criteria?

CSU receives a high volume of applications for scholarships and Grants, meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee applicants a scholarship offer.

Do I need to submit the PPEG or UDRH Placement form if I have confirmed me placement in InPlace?

No, If your correct details are confirmed in InPlace.

How to Apply

Apply online

Session 1 Applications are OPEN and will close at 09:00am 4 Nov 2020

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