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RWAV has grants available for rural and regional Victorian health professionals. Our grants are designed to help you achieve your career goals including relocation, professional development and postgraduate education.

Grants currently open for applications are below. To view which grants are applicable to you, select your profession, course status, sector (private, public or Aboriginal health) and postcode and press search.

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Showing 1 - 12 of 13 grants

RWAV Pain Management Grant 2022

The Pain Management Professional Development Grant will provide support to health professionals who are working with chronic disease patients to increase their knowledge and skills in chronic pain management practices.

This grant will upskill health practitioners in regions where there is limited access to a specialist pain service who can treat patients with complex conditions. This will support additional specialist pain management services being delivered in regional and rural Victoria.

For: Aboriginal Health, Allied Health, General Practitioner, GP Registrar, Nurse, Registrar
When to apply: The grant will be open from 18 January 2022 to 20 June 2022, with a cap of $5,000 per applicant.
MMM location: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 i

RWAV Mentor Grant for VACCHO Cadets

RWAV’s Mentor Grant for VACCHO Cadets provides funding for mentors who are supporting the cadets during their placement at any of the approved Aboriginal Community Controlled Organizations.

For: ACCO Cultural Mentor
When to apply: Open throughout the year
MMM location: i

Health Workforce Scholarship Program For Locums

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health administered in Victoria by Rural Workforce Agency Victoria. This program is designed to improve access to services needed in remote and rural areas across Australia by supporting an increase in skills, capacity, and/or scope of practice. The HWSP provides professional development support to locum health professionals in rural, regional, and remote Australia.

For: Allied Health, General Practitioner, GP Registrar, Nurse
When to apply: Apply before your course commences
MMM location: 3, 4, 5, 6 i

Workforce Incentive Program

The Workforce Incentive Program - Doctor Stream (WIP-DS) provides financial incentives to medical practitioners providing eligible non-Medicare services and/or undertaking training (under approved training pathways) that is not reflected in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) records in regional, rural and remote locations. Incentives are tiered, based on remoteness and increase the longer a medical practitioner works in regional, rural and remote locations.

For: General Practitioner, GP Registrar
When to apply: See guidelines
MMM location: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 i

RURAL ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING GRANT

The RWAV Allied Health and Nursing Education Grant supports allied health practitioners and nursing professionals to access educational, professional and skill development opportunities.

Opportunities supported by this grant must be relevant to the development and provision of rural health services and meet the health needs of the community.

This grant is available to practitioners working in private practice or in an independently registered and managed community health service in a MMM2 location in Victoria.

For: Aboriginal Health, Allied Health, Nurse
When to apply: Apply before your course commences
MMM location: 2 i

RWAV RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN GRANT

A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a strategic document that supports an organisation’s business plan. It includes practical actions that will drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which it operates.
Grants of up to $7,000 are available to private practices in regional Victoria (MMM3-MMM6 locations) to support
the development of their Reconciliation Action Plan and their engagement with local Aboriginal communities to improve business practices.

For: Aboriginal Health, Allied Health, General Practitioner, Medicine, Nurse
When to apply: Before registering with Reconciliation Australia.
MMM location: 3, 4, 5, 6 i

RURAL PRACTICE TRAINING GRANT

The RWAV Rural Practice Training Grant for Rural Primary Healthcare practices is funded by RWAV as part of the Australian Government Department of Health Rural Health Workforce Support program.

The Rural Practice Training Grant is aimed at improving the viability of rural health practices by supporting an increase in business management skills.

The grant enables eligible practice managers and staff working in private primary healthcare practices to access business training opportunities to improve the management of their practice.

For: Practice Administrative Staff, Practice Managers
When to apply: Before commencing course
MMM location: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 i

RURAL AMBASSADOR STUDENT GRANT

The RWAV Rural Ambassador Student Grant aims to enhance opportunities for students interested in rural health to participate in, or lead, events and activities that promote rural health. The grant aims to raise awareness of the opportunities available in rural healthcare to young people.

This is a crucial step in attracting and retaining a future rural health workforce.

For: Aboriginal Health, Allied Health, Medical Intern, Medicine, Nurse, Registrar, Student
When to apply: Refer to the guidelines
MMM location: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 i

UCAT Exam Preparation Grant

Studies show that individuals who have experience living in rural and regional locations often remain or return to these areas to pursue their professional careers. To address the health professional shortage in rural and regional Victoria, RWAV is encouraging year 11 or 12 students living in rural and regional priority areas (see Priority Areas Matrix for eligible locations), interested in studying medicine, the opportunity to participate in preparation classes for the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT).
In partnership with MedEntry, RWAV is offering grants that cover the two-day UCAT preparation workshops. These will run as interactive, live stream online events in 2021. Successful applicants will also have access to MedEntry’s online resources well in advance of the workshop.

For: Student
When to apply: Apply before 30 April 2022
MMM location: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 i

RWAV RURAL CLINICAL PLACEMENT GRANT

The RWAV Rural Clinical Placement Grants support medical, nursing, and allied health students to undertake placements in regional or rural Victoria. We are currently accepting applications for placements taking place in the month of January, February, and March.

For: Student
When to apply: Before the placement
MMM location: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 i

Medical Professional Development Program

The Medical Professional Development Program (MPD) supports the ongoing professional development and medical education of medical practitioners in rural and regional Victoria. MPD also aims to encourage trainee doctors to complete rural and regional placements by providing access to professional development subsidies. The MPD is funded by the Victorian Government and administered by RWAV.

For: General Practitioner, GP Registrar, Medical Intern
When to apply: Applied after completion of the course
MMM location: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 i

East Gippsland Trust Fund Grant

The East Gippsland Trust Fund Grant provides funding for general practices to support their GPs to improve patient care and health status in the East Gippsland region.

For: General Practitioner
When to apply: Refer to guidelines
MMM location: 4, 5 i
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