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Country Education Foundation of Australia

Canberra Institute of Technology and the Country Education Foundation of Australia Education Partnership

Country Education Foundation of Australia
Country Education Foundation of Australia

The Country Education Foundation of Australia (CEFA) is a national not for profit organisation that helps rural communities establish local education foundations. These local education foundations are members of CEFA and raise funds to provide financial assistance to local youth to assist them achieve their post high school education and vocation goals.

To apply for financial assistance applicants must live or attend high school in a community that has a local education foundation. To find a current listing of member communities, visit the CEFA website Contact details of each local education foundation are listed on this website.

The Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is committed to ensuring as many rural youth as possible have the opportunity of a tertiary education. As part of this commitment, in 2008 the CIT became a CEFA Education Partner, the first TAFE in Australia to do so.

This partnership means that CEFA recipients (someone who has received financial assistance from a CEFA education foundation community) who full time students in their first year of study at CIT will receive additional financial assistance from the college. The value of this grant is determined by how many students CEFA has attending the Canberra Institute of Technology in any one year. Typically grants can be worth between $250 and $2,000.

For more information, please contact CEFA directly on 1300 652 144 or email