This free study money is available from 1st August. Why don't you apply, you have nothing to lose.
Scholarships provide financial support to help students with the costs of higher education. Scholarships are just not for high achievers. Go to scholarships link for guidance on completing your scholarship application, and a list of the types of scholarships available.
There are also scholarships for student with financial difficulties, Indigenous Australians and other equity and access groups. http://www.vtac.edu.au/scholarships/types.html#institutional