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Scholarships will be available for the 2020 intake. Most are yet to be announced so please re-visit this page for updates.

Australia’s horticulture industry has thrown its support behind the Masterclass in Horticultural Business.

Each year students can apply for industry-supported scholarships worth up to $10,000 each, supporting people working within the horticulture industry to enhance their skills. Numerous scholarships from the fruit, nursery and vegetable industries have been on offer so far but do change from year to year. Scholarships are announced prior to each intake so keep watching this space for future announcements.

Scholarships will be awarded by a selection committee based on the perceived contribution you will make to the future of the selected industry. Please note that selected scholarship recipients will be required to self-fund the costs associated with travel and accommodation to attend the compulsory face-to-face components of this program.

To apply, please select the relevant industries in the scholarship section of the online application form, and provide a 200 word statement on how your participation in this program could benefit the wider Australian horticulture industry. Should new scholarships become available after you submit your application you will automatically be considered for the ones you are eligible for.

The course can also be paid for through the HECS-HELP scheme (scroll down for details). To find out more please enquire to

Vegetable Scholarships

Vegetable industry scholarships will be offered again in 2020. The vegetable industry scholarships are open to all growers who pay a vegetable levy/are employed by a vegetable levy paying business. Applicants must demonstrate the benefit their participation in the course will make to the future of the Australian vegetable industry. Multiple scholarships will be awarded.

Course Fees

The Commonwealth supported tuition fee is approximately $2,300 per term for 4 terms but is subject to change. $10,000 scholarships cover the full course fees.


For non-scholarship recipients the course fees can be paid for per term or via utilising the HECS-HELP scheme if eligible. For more information please email (for specific Masterclass questions) or (for fee information and loan enquires). Information can also be found at:

Tax and self-education

This course is designed for people who are working in the horticultural industry to be able to increase their agribusiness skills and gain a formal qualification. Therefore, if a business is paying the course fees and/or travel costs associated with attending the face-to-face sessions there are tax deductible options for those who meet the required Australian Taxation Office (ATO) work and study self-education eligibility criteria. For example: To qualify as a work-related tax deduction your current employment and the course you undertake must have sufficient connection for your self-education expenses.

We recommend reading more from the ATO website and talking with your accountant if you think that you meet these criteria and to find out what you can and can’t claim. HECS-HELP repayments cannot be claimed.