IIBT Rural and Remote Scholarship

About this scholarship

The IIBT Rural and Remote scholarship is available to Australian applicants and is designed to encourage and support students who live a greater distance away from the Perth Central Business District (CBD) and who are considering a career in business.The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of geographic residential location and academic potential. The aim of this scholarship is to aid students that have a higher cost of living and transport due to living further from the Perth CBD.IIBT’s Rural and Remote Scholarship provides a 25% financial scholarship for the Diploma of Business Administration at IIBT’s Perth Campus. The scholarship is open to individuals living in Western Australia who’s residential address lies further than 60km away from the Perth CBD.

Scholarships will be awarded in every intake period of the Diploma of Business Administration with a total possible of three scholarships offered each year.The Diploma of Business Administration is a Higher Education qualification equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor of Business Degree. Graduates receive a qualification at the end of their study and guaranteed direct entry into second year at one of IIBTs Partner Universities.

Student type: Future Students
Course: Diploma of Business Administration (Higher Education)
Specifically for: Candidates that live a 60km or greater distance from Perth CBD
Gender: Both

Scholarship base: Candidates must live greater than 60kms away from the Perth CBD.

Value: The scholarship will provide 25% credit towards course costs.. Students will need to fund cost of text books and course resource fees.

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for the IIBT Rural and Remote Scholarship:

  • Be a Australian Citizen
  • Met the entry requirements for the Diploma of Business Administration
  • Residential address located 60km or more from the Perth CBD.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances such as, but not limited, to medical or family reasons, students must meet ALL of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in initial course of study
  • Remain enrolled in a full or part time study load at IIBT

If a recipient intends to do any of the following they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office for approval BEFORE the change.

Change of course: this scholarship is only applicable for the Diploma of Business Administration and can-not be transferred to other courses.

Leave of absence: Leave of absence is not permitted.

Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A student who withdraws from their units or course of study, or has been terminated from studies will become ineligible for continuation of the scholarship, will not receive any further payments and will be required to repay to IIBT the stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.

In accepting an award the recipient of a IIBT Rural and Remote Scholarship must agree to:

  • Maintain satisfactory progress in their studies;
  • Provide a brief progress report to the Academic Board at the end of each semester / term;
  • Participate in career and coarse advice activities;
  • Act as an ambassador for the Scholarship Scheme.

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for the Rural and Remote Scholarships:

  • Be able to demonstrate commitment to their community
  • Apply for enrolment in the IIBT Diploma of Business Administration.

Scholarships will be awarded by the IIBT Scholarship Selection Committee, to be eligible applicants must complete the application form and submit it, along with any required documentation prior to the close date.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via an official letter sent to their home address within 2-4 weeks of the closing date.

In order to accept the scholarship, a recipient will be requested to return signed acceptance documents.

Deferral of this scholarship is NOT permitted.
Once the scholarship has been accepted, the scholarship will commence from the semester of award. This scholarship is not transferable to another course, campus or university.

Applications should be sent to:

IIBT Scholarships Office
PO Box 819
Victoria Park
Perth WA 6979

Need more information?

  • Enquiries: Scholarships Office
  • Email: scholarships@iibt.wa.edu.au
  • Telephone: (08) 6180 2188
  • Fax: (08) 9355 5781

An applicant must submit a completed application form with supporting documents attached by 4:00pm on the scholarship closing date, to the Scholarships Office at the Vic Park campus. Please contact the school to find out the closing date for the next academic year.

Incomplete Applications or applications missing documentation will not be assessed.

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel using the following criteria:

  • Responses to questions in application: The scholarship(s) will be awarded if there are candidates of sufficient merit.
  • Year 12 students must be nominated by their high school principal and mature age students must be nominated by a professional who is familiar with their academic potential.
  • The high school principle, or a professional educator if the nominee is a mature age student, must submit a completed nomination form and all supporting documents by 4:00pm on the scholarship closing date, to the Scholarships Office at the Victoria Park Campus


For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/income or contact a Centrelink Office.

If you require a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, please contact the Scholarships Office.


  • Generally scholarship money paid to full-time students is not treated as taxable income, but if your study load is less than 75 credits (part-time) your scholarship money is not tax exempt. Other than the full-time study requirement, the general rule is that scholarships are exempt from taxation unless:
  • it is a condition of the scholarship that a recipient is required to undertake activities that are of use, help or benefit to the scholarship provider – then the student is rendering a service by agreeing to undertake those activities;
    during or upon completion of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded a candidate is required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the funding body; or
  • an award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes.

The Australian Tax Office has a tool to help you determine if your scholarship is taxable.  For expert advice please contact the Australian Taxation Office or your accountant when completing your annual Tax Return.

If a letter regarding your scholarship is required for taxation purposes, please contact the Scholarships Office.