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Health Workforce Scholarship Program

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) applications are open until the 22 December 2017.  The program aims to improve access to health services needed in rural and remote areas by supporting an increase in skills, capacity and or/scope of practice of privately employed health professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal health.

 

 

The HWSP provides:

  • Scholarships to postgraduate health practitioners, undertaking further study in the field of medicine, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal health. Scholarship payments of up to $10,000 per year for up to two years is available to support participants for full time or part time studies.
  • Bursaries to support rural professionals in medicine, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal Health Workers participating in professional development and upskilling courses. One-off bursary payments are available to cover the cost of training or course fees and/or cover training related expenses such as accommodation and transport.

Eligibility

Health professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal Health Workers who provide or will be providing services* to rural and remote locations classified by the Modified Monash Model (MMM) 3 – 7 are eligible to apply.

* if the applicant can demonstrate they will be supplying those services, by providing a service or employment agreement at the time of application.

Scholarships

HWSP scholarships are available to health professionals undertaking or planning to undertake further study in the field of

-medicine

-nursing

-allied health

-Aboriginal health

that meet the prioritised needs of communities.

Scholarships must directly relate to training and upskilling health professionals who will provide services to rural and remote communities in Victoria. Scholarship values will be determined against the perceived workforce benefit of the training for the community.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 per year can be provided for up to two years study.

Scholarships may be provided for courses that extend beyond 30 June 2020 but study must conclude in the 2020 academic year (by 31 December 2020).

Bursaries

HWSP bursaries are one-off payments that cover the cost of training or course fees and/or cover or partially cover training related expenses such as accommodation and transport, where appropriate.

Bursaries must directly relate to training and upskilling health professionals who are or will be providing services to rural and remote communities in Victoria. Bursary values will be determined against the perceived workforce benefit of the training.

Scholarships and bursaries are NOT available for:

  • Retrospective costs
  • Overseas expenses
  • Study funded by other sources
  • Health professionals employed solely by the relevant State or Territory government i.e. employed in a public hospital
  • Activities for which other Federal, State, Territory or Local Government bodies have primary responsibility.

 

Application Process

Applications close on 22 December 2017.

Access application form and guidelines here

 

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