Abstudy helps with costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who are undertaking study in an accredited institution.

Abstudy is administered by the Australian Government Department of Human Services.

All persons wishing to audition for NAISDA must participate in an audition. The cost of this audition will be covered by Abstudy if eligible.

Abstudy will pay for most prospective DAs to travel to NAISDA for an audition.  Applications for Abstudy MUST be submitted through your local Centrelink office and completed 6 weeks prior to the audition start date.

If a DA is accepted into NAISDA, Abstudy will provide accommodation and meal allowances in most circumstances.  This funding is subject to application and family circumstances.

For further information on Abstudy please click the link below.