Educational disadvantage is defined below in accordance with the Universities Admissions Centre Equity Scholarships.
If you fit into one or more of the types of disadvantage in this list, you may identify yourself as having an educational disadvantage when preparing your application for an internship.
Please note, unless otherwise stated on the internship project, your answer to this question will have no effect whether or not you will be chosen for the internship. We only collect this information to monitor the overall demographics of students that apply for internships through our program to satisfy our funding requirements.
A person of any age who, without being paid, cares for another person who needs ongoing support because of a long-term medical condition, a mental illness, a disability, frailty or the need for palliative care. A carer:
Volunteers under the auspices of a voluntary organisation are not included.
A person of any age who is single and has at least one dependent child under 18 who is wholly or primarily in their care and who is in Australia.
A person is considered to be experiencing financial hardship if they satisfy one (only) of the following criteria:
A person is considered to be experiencing English language difficulty if they satisfy all of the following criteria:
A person is considered to be an indigenous person if they satisfy all of the following criteria:
A person is considered to be experiencing a long-term medical condition/disability or ongoing effects of abuse if their ability to study at university is being affected, or is likely to be affected, by the long-term and ongoing effects of one of the following:
A person is considered to have refugee status if they entered Australia in one of the following ways:
A non-indigenous person will be considered to have experienced a regional or remote disadvantage if within the two years immediately prior to the start of their current or proposed course of higher education study they lived in a regional or remote area of Australia for at least 12 months.
An indigenous person will be considered to have experienced a regional or remote disadvantage if, within the four years immediately before the start of higher education study, they can show one of the following: