Bursary Students

A bursary will support your full-time university study by providing funds to help with expenses like course fees and materials. You also have the option of vacation work with Council that aligns with the qualification you’re working towards.

What is a bursary?

Council provides $500 per semester, up to $2,000 over the term of your course, to help cover course-related expenses.

Who can apply?

Those intending to undertake full-time university study, who have successfully completed Year 12 within the previous 12 months, and are residents of the Western Downs Regional Council area.

What areas of work are available?

Planning, civil engineering, human resources, business and finance.

Do I get on-the-job experience?

You have the option to work at Council during your semester breaks in the team that suits the course you’re doing. This is a great way to get some industry experience while studying full-time.

Will I be employed with Council when I finish?

No. A bursary helps with your course fees only.


The bursary program is run once per year. When available, these opportunities will be advertised on the Current Vacancies page.

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For further information, contact the Learning and Development team at Council.