Rural Health Professionals development Scholarships

Opens
30th Apr 2018
Closes
30th May 2018
Study level
Graduate Coursework
Category
Scholarship
Enrolment status
Future student
Study Area
All

About

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health designed to improve access to health services needed in rural areas.

Benefits

Awarded scholarships can be up to the value of $10,000 per year. Individuals can apply for a scholarship to support a portion of their postgraduate course fees, even if already receiving a portion from another non-government grant/fund.

Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

Eligibility

All applications will be assessed against the needs of the community. Scholarships and bursaries will be awarded to those who wish to undertake study and training that will help to fill a service gap or address the health needs of specific communities.

Selection

The following professions are eligible to apply:

  • General practitioners
  • Nurses / Midwives
  • Allied health professionals
  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Currently practising in Australia.
  • Live in or provide services to areas categorised as MMM 3-7 (please visit the DoctorConnect website for more information).
  • Employed by a private organisation, Aboriginal Medical Service or non-government organisation.

Application

Need to check carefully that you fit into the criteria that has been specified. If so please use the application form on the websites below to apply. Need two written references and a commitment to work in the rural area for at least 12 months.

Application form

Outcome

By email by 2nd of July 2018.

Enquiries

Further information about the Health Workforce Scholarship Program, including how to apply for a scholarship can be found on each of the Rural Workforce Agencies websites.

State Rural Workforce Agency Website AddressContact
QLD Health Workforce Queensland https://www.healthworkforce.com.au/admin@healthworkforce.com.au
NSW Rural Doctors Network https://www.nswrdn.com.au/site/index.cfm 
VIC Rural Workforce Agency Victoria https://www.rwav.com.au/rwav@rwav.com.au
TAS HR Plus https://www.hrplustas.com.au/+61 3 6332 8600
SA Rural Doctors Workforce Agency https://www.ruraldoc.com.au/workforce@ruraldoc.com.au
WA Rural Health West http://www.ruralhealthwest.com.au/hwsp@ruralhealthwest.com.au
NT Northern Territory Primary Health Network https://www.ntphn.org.au/health-professionalsworkforce@ntphn.org.au

More information

http://www.ruralhealthwest.com.au/nurses-midwives-dentists-allied-health/cpd-scholarship

Scholarship Management

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

School

Medical School; Health Sciences