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International Scholarship

This award will be presented to the applicant who best demonstrates they have the required attitude, skill and motivation to succeed in the hospitality industry, and the training provided by Quality College of Australia will best help them to achieve their goals of success in the future. Follow the steps below to apply!

Personal Statement Form

Terms & Conditions​


The Award​

  • The winning student will win an award valued up to $7,000.00

  • The award will be announced at the graduation ceremony at the end of the student's enrolment and will be paid in the form of a bank transfer to the student's nominated bank account.

Applicant Criteria​

  • This scholarship is only for international students. Permanent residents or citizens of Australia will not be considered. 

  • The recipient must be the holder of a foreign passport with an Australian Government student visa subclass 500 (vocational education).

  • The recipient must abide at all times by the terms of the visa. This includes adhering to the number of hours employed per week, attendance at the course, financial obligations and obeying Australian laws.

  • Students must complete a minimum of two semesters of study to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Course Criteria

  • The recipient must be enrolled in an international course with QCA with a CoE.

  • Re-enrolling students can not apply for a scholarship a second time. 

Application Process

  • Students advised of scholarship at induction.

  • Information and application paperwork available online.

  • Students are invited to submit scholarship application from the start of final semester.

    • Applications received prior to this will not be accepted.​

  • Application to be submitted with relevant supporting information as per submission instructions on application form, by 5:00pm Friday at the end of the week 10 in the final semester.

Judging Criteria​

  • Student will be judged on the following criteria:

    • Attendance (minimum 90%)​

    • Academic performance (up to date with course progress - no previous issues)

    • Practical ability (advised by trainer/industry placement report)

    • Attitude and participation in class (advised by trainers/ISSO)

    • Attitude and participation during industry placement (advised by IP reports)

    • Performance in non-academic aspects of studies (advised by ISSO/trainers)

    • Personal presentation/uniform in class (advised by trainers)

    • Quality of written application (assessed by scholarship judging panel)

    • Quality of student interview (assessed by scholarship judging panel)

    • Demonstrated worthiness for the award (other contributing factors)

    • Application to be judged against other eligible scholarship applicants

Judging Process​

  • Applicants to be shortlisted based on above criteria by ISSO and trainers. Top applicants to be referred to scholarship judging panel for presentation/interview and final decision.​

  • Late applications will not be accepted.

  • One winner chosen from all eligible applicants per graduation.

  • Decision to be made prior to graduation.​

  • Winner advised of award.

  • Announcement and presentation at end of semester graduation ceremony.

  • Student will be awarded with:

    • Certificate of Achievement​

    • Letter from the college

  • Student will need to provide college with bank account details for award payment.

Student Presentation/Interview

  • Shortlisted students will be required to meet a judging panel for a short scholarship presentation and interview.

    • This may be face too face at the QCA campus or via Zoom.

  • This presentation\interview should take no longer than 15 minutes. 

  • Student presentation should include:

    • Brief summary of written application

      • Why you want a career in hospitality

      • How QCA has helped you achieve your goals

      • Your favourite parts of studying at QCA

      • The most challenging parts of studying at QCA

      • How you can act as a college ambassador

      • How you contribute to the wider community

    • Presentation should be pre-prepared using PowerPoint or similar software suitable for presenting required information

  • The judging panel will ask some standard questions to all applicants

  • Judging panel will rate applicants on:

    • Quality of presentation

    • Quality of answers given

    • Personal presentation and attitude of applicant at interview

    • Preparedness of applicant

Scholarship Awards

Scholarship named to honour people who have shaped QCA to be the college that it is today.

December/Jan Graduation Scholarship Award

  • The Jim Finlayson International Student Scholarship

Jim Finlayson was the founder of Quality Training & Hospitality College. His vision was to create a college which focussed on preparing students with the right ‘attitude’ and skills required in the hospitality industry and to be ‘job ready’.

Mid year Graduation Scholarship Award

  • The Robert Foord International Student Scholarship

Robert Foord was a long standing and well-respected board member of Quality College of Australia. Robert helped shape the direction of the college and oversaw the expansion of our college into Sydney.

Compassionate Award (this award is given in special circumstances at the discretion of the college director)

  • The Sue Stevens Student Award

Sue Stevens oversaw the creation of Quality College of Australia’s international student program in 2009. Sue worked tirelessly to support the students and make them feel at home while they studied here in Australia.

The Sue Stevens International Student Award recognises a student who has made a positive impact on college life for those around them and demonstrates community values, support of fellow students and a positive attitude throughout their studies. These attributes are reflective of those shown by Sue herself.

Contact us

If you have any queries, please contact us or call us on 1300 511 888

Step One:

Download the personal statement form below, complete and save.

Terms & Conditions
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Judging Criteria
Application Process

Step Two:

Complete the application form below, upload completed personal statement (from Step One) and submit!

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