Tertiary Access Payment

Did you finish Year 12 in 2021, and are you considering a move from regional or remote Australia to continue your studies? You might be eligible for a payment starting from $3,000 up to $5,000 from the Tertiary Access Payment (TAP). Moving away from home can be expensive and the TAP helps ease the cost for eligible school leavers moving to study.


Please go to the Services Australia website for more information about the Tertiary Access Payment and to apply for this payment.

Services Australia
No. of Scholarships:
Duration of Award:
1 year
Level of study:
  • Undergraduate
Semester Availability:
  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
Study Area:
  • Business
  • Creative Arts and Communication
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Science
  • Social and Cultural Studies
  • Teaching
  • Technology
  • Law and Criminology


The TAP will be available for Year 12 School-leavers who:

  • meet Australian citizenship or residency requirements
  • are from an inner regional, outer-regional, remote or very remote area (defined using the Australian Statistical Geography Standard - Remoteness area classification
  • are undertaking a certificate IV or above, at least 75% of fulltime study load with a minimum duration of a year, in the year following completion of Year 12 or equivalent
  • are studying face to face, or in dual delivery method, for at least part of the course
  • are 22 years of age or under at the time they commence their course
  • relocate to study at an education provider or Regional University Centre at least 90 minutes by public transport from their family home
  • parent(s) or guardian(s) have a combined income of $250,000 or below (or be exempt from meeting this requirement)

How to Apply

Please go to the Services Australia website to apply.

Required Documents

Please go to the Services Australia website for information on what documents are required.

Payment Method

Please go to Services Australia for information on the payment of the scholarship