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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.