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'Make it Possible' Rural and Regional Inspiration Hub

So, you have finished those exams, taken that gap year or are ready for the workforce…There are so many things to take into consideration.
You may feel a lot of pressure, and the need to make some pretty big choices. The biggest ones could be what will I do once I’ve finished school? and I’ve had a gap year or a few, now what? And there are so many options, it can be hard to know which one will be best for you. University? Apprenticeship? Gap year? Or, do you just jump straight into the workforce?
If you are from rural and regional Australia, there is even more to think about. How will you manage financially? How far will you need to move away from home? Do you feel like you need to stay home to help the folks out?
The Rural and Regional Inspiration Hub is designed to get you thinking, inspire and guide you. It can also help you navigate these and many other questions and Make it Possible.


Scholarships Guide

Ready to take the next step in your education but wondering how you will afford to pay for your degree? CEF’s Scholarships Guide has all the tips you need to apply for financial assistance to help get you on your way… Each year thousands of scholarships are awarded to students all over to Australia to help ease the financial costs of higher education and training. Scholarships, grants and bursaries can help you get started on your dream to become a plumber, doctor, teacher, builder or astronomer. The sky’s the limit when you get the support you need for further study and training.

The Scholarships Guide
National Scholarship Program

CEF Extra

CEF Extra is a bespoke scholarships program offering financial support and other opportunities to rural and regional students within the CEF geographic footprint.
Managed through the CEF national office, the program not only provides direct financial support in the form of scholarships, but can also facilitate engagement activities and opportunities such as mentoring, work experience and networking.
Importantly, it's not just for uni either. CEF Grants and CEF Extra opportunities are available for any type of study or further training, we just want to help you make it happen!

Student Discounts, Tips and Travel

 There are lots of discounts for students out there. The following are great sources for cheap deals:

Make your mark

Discover your future and live the kind of life you want through further education. Further education is for everyone. This is a fantastic website that has been put together for students, parents, teachers and anyone interested in further education. Have a look here: Bridges – Make your Mark

Student VIP

StudentVIP is an Australian university student website, providing students with access to a secondhand textbook market, tutors, subject ratings, reviews, discounts and more.


Student Edge

Get discounts on big brands like Microsoft, Booktopia, Optus, Apple & Dell. Find information about jobs, internships, events and wellbeing.



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