Scholarship Application Form

About this scholarship

IIBT’s ATAR Achievement Scholarship provides 25% off the course fees for the Diploma of Business Administration at IIBT’s Perth Campus. The scholarship is open to individuals living in Western Australia who have completed and received an ATAR score of 60 and above.

The ATAR Achievement Scholarship is designed to assist students who have demonstrated academic achievement through their high school studies and want to pursue a career in business. Scholarships will be awarded after ATAR results have been released with 20-30 scholarships offered each year. The Scholarship Selection Committee determines each intake of scholarships offered and who the scholarship winners will be. Their decision is final.

The Diploma of Business Administration is a Higher Education qualification equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor of Business Degree. Graduates receive a qualification at the end of their study and are guaranteed direct entry into second year at one of IIBTs Partner Universities. Students may then select which business major they wish to study at one of our partner universities including marketing, accounting, economics and finance. For a full list of degree programs Diploma graduates can enter into please contact us.

Who is Fred Emery?

Fred EmeryFredrick “Fred” Edmund Emery was among the top Australian psychologists and was one of the pioneers in the field of organisational development. He particularly specialised in the development theory around work design structures such as self-managing teams. Fred Emery was widely regarded as one of the finest social scientists of his generation and his contribution to the theory and practice of organisational life remains prominent in the 21st Century.

Fred Emery was born in Narrogin, Western Australia and graduated as Dux of Fremantle Boys High aged only 14. He studied and gained his honours degree from the University of Western Australia, then spent the following 9 years at the Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne where he obtained his PhD in the year 1953.

Emery is still viewed as one of Australia’s outstanding Independent Scholars and has an extensive list of publications that continue to inspire and change how life science is understood today.

Scholarship information

Student type: Future Students
Course: Diploma of Business Administration
Specifically for: Year twelve students. Mature aged students.
Gender: Both


  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen

Scholarship base: 
Merit Based.

Value: The scholarship will provide 25% credit towards course cost and include enrolment fees. Other costs such as text books must be paid by the student. Scholarship recipients and final value are determined by the Scholarships office and their decision is final. Students must be enrolled on a full time basis for the duration of the course for which the scholarship is offered.


In accepting an award the recipient of an ATAR Achievement Scholarship must agree to:

  • Maintain satisfactory progress in their studies;
  • Provide a brief progress report to the Academic Board at the end of each semester / term;
  • Participate in career and coarse advice activities;

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for an ATAR Achievement Scholarship:

  • Be a graduating year 12 student and receive an ATAR result of 60 or over
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or the holder of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian or Permanent Resident visa

Enrolment requirements

Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for the ATAR Achievement Scholarship:

  • Be able to demonstrate commitment to their school and community
  • Be an Australian citizen, or the holder of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian visa, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Apply for enrolment in the IIBT Diploma of Business Administration.

Changes to enrolment

Unless there are exceptional circumstances such as, but not limited, to medical or family reasons, students must meet ALL of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in initial course of study
  • Remain enrolled in a full or part time study load at IIBT


If a recipient intends to do any of the following they must also apply in writing to the Scholarships Office for approval BEFORE the change.

Change of course: this scholarship is only applicable for the Diploma of Business Administration and can-not be transferred to other courses.

Leave of absence: Leave of absence is not permitted.

Withdrawal or Terminated from units or course: A student who withdraws from their units or course of study, or has been terminated from studies will become ineligible for continuation of the scholarship, will not receive any further payments and will be required to repay to IIBT the stipend awarded for that study period if applicable.


How to apply

Scholarships will be awarded by the IIBT Scholarship Selection Committee to one or two applicants per intake period. To be eligible applicants must complete the application form and submit it, along with any required documentation prior to the close date.

Application process

An applicant must submit a completed application form with supporting documents attached by 4:00pm on the scholarship closing date, to the Scholarships Office at the Vic Park campus.

Incomplete Applications or applications missing documentation will not be assessed.

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel using the following criteria:

  • Responses to questions in application
    The scholarship(s) will be awarded if there are candidates of sufficient merit.
  • Year 12 students must be nominated by their high school principal and mature age students must be nominated by a professional who is familiar with their academic potential.
  • The high school principle, or a professional educator if the nominee is a mature age student, must submit a completed nomination form and all supporting documents by 4:00pm on the scholarship closing date, to the Scholarships Office at the Victoria Park Campus

Application process

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via an official letter sent to their home address within 2-4 weeks of the closing date.

In order to accept the scholarship, a recipient will be requested to return signed acceptance documents.
Deferral of this scholarship is NOT permitted.

Once the scholarship has been accepted, the scholarship will commence from the semester of award.

This scholarship is not transferable to another course, campus or university.

Applications should be sent to:

IIBT Scholarships Office
PO Box 819
Victoria Park
Perth WA 6979

Need more information?

  • Enquiries: Scholarships Office
  • Email:
  • Telephone: (08) 6180 2188
  • Fax: (08) 9355 5781

Further information


For advice on your Centrelink payments and how your scholarship could affect your payment please see or contact a Centrelink Office.

If you require a letter about your scholarship for Centrelink, please contact the Scholarships Office.


Generally scholarship money paid to full-time students is not treated as taxable income, but if your study load is less than 75 credits (part-time) your scholarship money is not tax exempt. Other than the full-time study requirement, the general rule is that scholarships are exempt from taxation unless:

  • it is a condition of the scholarship that a recipient is required to undertake activities that are of use, help or benefit to the scholarship provider – then the student is rendering a service by agreeing to undertake those activities;
  • during or upon completion of the degree for which the scholarship is awarded a candidate is required to become, or shall continue to be, an employee of the funding body; or
  • an award is received by a student where the scholarship is not provided principally for educational purposes.


The Australian Tax Office has a tool to help you determine if your scholarship is taxable.  For expert advice please contact the Australian Taxation Office or your accountant when completing your annual Tax Return.

If a letter regarding your scholarship is required for taxation purposes, please contact the Scholarships Office.