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APTC clarifies VIT-APTC COVID bursaries
In relation to the article “12 VIT students benefit from APTC bursaries” published on Wednesday, the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) has clarified that the initiative has nothing to do with APTC accessing space at VIT. The VIT-APTC COVID bursaries are from the existing partnership between APTC and VIT.
For each site access fees paid to VIT, it was agreed that 15% of these fees will be used to support male and female students in non-traditional courses.
Due to COVID-19, both institutions have agreed last year, to call this a ‘COVID-19 bursary’ to support privately sponsored students whose sponsors’ employment were affected by COVID (laid off work and reduced hours). In addition, these bursaries will also support male and female students in non-traditional courses.
The selection of students does not come from APTC alone but from both institutions to promote non-traditional courses and encourage gender diversity in all VIT programs.