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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Health Workforce Scholarship Program
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and administered in Victoria by the Rural Workforce Agency Victoria (RWAV).
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) provides funds to the health workforce in rural areas to help you upskill through professional development, training, short courses and conferences, that will also benefit your community.
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program is for medical, nursing, midwifery, allied health, dental and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals, providing primary health care in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) sector, non-government organisations and private practice across Australia. The program has been extended for a further two years (2023-24 and 2024-25) and applications are now open.
Until 11:59 pm, Sunday 12 November 2023, RWAV will consider applications for activities which commenced whilst the grant was closed and have not been completed. This covers activities which commenced on or after 1 July 2023.
Commencing Monday 13 November 2023, RWAV will only consider applications submitted by 11:59 pm on the day BEFORE the activity commences.
Health Workforce Scholarship Program For Locums
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.
Until 11:59 pm Sunday 12 November 2023, RWAV will consider applications for activities which commenced whilst the grant was closed and have not been completed. This covers activities which commenced on or after 1 July 2023.