Queensland Ballet Academy defines equity as the practice of providing fair access to educational outcomes, while enabling students to achieve their full potential, unconstrained by disadvantage. 

Financial Hardship, including socio-economic and cultural disadvantage

Financial hardship is defined as having difficulty paying loans/debts and/or a change of circumstances or recovering from a disaster that means you can no longer afford general living expenses or will face difficult in the future.

Financial hardship can be considered as an inability now or in the future to maintain a minimal standard of living. Any student or family can at any time experience financial hardship or be presented with inevitable circumstances that will render them unable to cope.

Socio economic and cultural circumstances may impact directly or indirectly on financial hardship or result in difficulties which limit access and opportunities to participate in specialised programs. 

Gender diversity

Diversity refers to the mix of students able to enrol in the program, ensuring gender, as priority areas is unleashed, meaning boys will have equal access to opportunities and resources.


Regionality is defined as all Queensland Local Government Areas (LGAs) outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area. 

Eligibility criteria and selection

  • Students must be Australian Citizens, and show evidence of financial hardship.  
  • Priority will be given to Queensland based applicants where eligibility for enrolment in the academy has been met.
  • A Queensland Ballet Academy and Kelvin Grove State College Scholarship and Bursary Panel will consider applications.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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