Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships - Nominations now open

About Bert Evans Apprenticeship Scholarships

The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships were launched in 2014 to assist apprentices who needed additional financial support.

The Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships assist apprentices in NSW who have demonstrated:

  • hardship in their personal circumstances
  • aptitude for vocational education and training to lead to successful completion of their trade training
  • a positive attitude and application in the workplace and in off-the-job training

There will be a maximum of 90 Scholarships awarded in 2019, including up to 15 Scholarships for Indigenous Apprentices under the Western Sydney City Deal.

Scholarships are open to NSW registered apprentices in both metropolitan and country areas, including school based apprentices.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible the apprentice must be:

  • an Australian citizen or hold permanent resident status
  • included in one of the equity groups:
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background
    • apprentice with a disability
    • female working in a non-traditional trade for women
    • working in regional NSW
    • experiencing general hardship.
  • in an apprenticeship arrangement that commenced between 1st March 2018 and 19th July 2019
  • a registered apprentice in NSW
  • in a trade in a skill shortage category in NSW and/or the nominee’s local area.

For nominees to be considered under the Western Sydney City Deal, the apprentices must also:

  • have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
  • work within the following council areas:
    • Blue Mountains City Council
    • Camden Council
    • Campbelltown City Council
    • Fairfield City Council
    • Hawkesbury City Council
    • Liverpool City Council
    • Penrith City Council
    • Wollondilly Shire Council

The Scholarships are worth $5,000 each year for up to three years.

Nominations for Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships will close on Friday 19th July 2019.

How to Nominate

To nominate for the 2019 Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships:

  1. Download the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarship Guidelines [Pdf 605Kb]
  2. Register or login to apply through our online Application Portal.

Alternatively you could phone your local Training Services NSW office on 13 28 11 and ask for a nomination form and the Bert Evans Apprentice Scholarships Guidelines.

The completed application will require a statement each from the employer and a representative of the registered training organisation.

Nominees will need to disclose their Indigenous background, disability and general hardship if applicable.

Application forms and accompanying statements/documents must be submitted online or returned to your Regional Office on or before Friday 19th July 2019.


For all enquiries please phone 13 28 11

Page last updated: 20 May 2019