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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.

If you would like more information on RWAV grants, get in touch with us now or phone 03 9349 7800 (Option 5) or visit the FAQs page.

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RWAV Prospective GP Locum Grant

The RWAV Prospective GP Locum Grant will provide financial assistance to those General Practitioners who are new to providing locum services through RWAV in rural and regional Victoria.

The grant provides financial assistance to support the costs associated with upskilling to work as a GP Locum.

It is available to the Medical Practitioners who are part of the RWAV GP Locum Program.

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

Health Workforce Scholarship Program

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 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

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

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

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.

Please note that this grant does NOT cover exam support or exam preparation courses.

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
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GRANTS UPDATE: The Allied Health and Nursing Education grant is now closed for this financial year and will re-open again in the new financial year. Stay tuned for further details. Please note that all grants are subject to new guidelines after 30 June 2022.