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How To Apply


A Start in Life supports Australian students seeking to maximise their education, who are limited by their current circumstances.

Who can apply for assistance? 

To be eligible to apply for assistance, students must fulfill the following criteria.

  • Aged 4-24

  • Australian citizen

  • In primary or high school, or studying their first tertiary qualification, full time

  • Seeking to improve in their studies

  • Facing financial barriers to their education

  • Willing to engage with a charity to develop a program of support

For more information on the requirements of the program, please visit the school students or tertiary students pages via the buttons below.

How do students and families apply for assistance?

Please ensure students meet the above criteria.

  • Families and students can request an application pack by contacting the Student Support and Career Coaching Team on (02) 9264 3017

  • Application pack includes

    1. Student and Family criteria for support and requirements for ongoing assistance

    2. Application form outlining required supporting documents

    3. Privacy statement

    4. Conditions of Acceptance (to be signed)

Please allow up to two weeks to hear an update on the progress of your application. 

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