There are a large number of scholarships available for young people to assist with tertiary study. Some can be accessed prior to University study, some after commencement and some while working. Young people are sometimes deterred from applying for scholarships because they think they have to be high academic achievers. Explore these sites to find if there is something that will suit.
Industry and community bodies offer scholarships to promote entry to particular industries, to encourage people to return to their communities or to assist rural students to overcome disadvantage by helping with accommodation or education costs. Often scholarships are not taken up as there are not enough applicants because students and parents do not know about them. For more information, have a look at the Country Education Foundation site.
As well as keeping an eye out in your local paper, logon to university websites and do a search on undergraduate scholarships. There are links below to the major Australian Universities. You can do a search for scholarships in all industries at myfuture
Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
There are also links to scholarships through these organisations:and don't forget myfuture