Career education study grants (open)

Funding is available for career practitioners to complete a one-year Graduate Certificate in Career Education/Career Development. 50 grants are available for 2022.

Expressions of interest - now open

Expressions of interest for the 2022 intake are now open and the closing date is Friday 22 October 2021.

To express your interest complete the Career Education Study Grants Expression of Interest form (docx - 674.21kb).

Grant amounts

We, the Department, will contribute up to $6,550 per successful career practitioner towards the course fee charged by providers for completing this qualification.

We will also provide reimbursement for up to two days CRT per study grant recipient to support their involvement in coursework.


You must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for a study grant. You: 

  1. are currently employed in a Victorian government secondary school, primary/secondary school, specialist school or English language setting
  2. can demonstrate that you are directly delivering career education at your school or will be in the near future (this must be verified by your principal)
  3. have ongoing or fixed-term employment in the school beyond completion of the qualification (this must be verified by your principal).

In the event there are more applicants than places available, we will prioritise applicants from schools that currently do not have any staff with a career education qualification.

Transforming career education in Victorian government schools

The Victorian Government is investing $109 million to transform career education to help students make better career and pathway decisions and prepare them for life beyond school.

This investment will provide a suite of initiatives to support schools to strengthen career education, enabling students to make informed course and career decisions, understand the connection between school and future careers, and develop their skills and knowledge to successfully manage their careers throughout life.

More information

Contact if you have any questions about this opportunity.