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Health Workforce Scholarships Program

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and 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. The Program will be available to eligible medical, nursing and allied health professionals working in primary health care who are not employed by the relevant State Government and located in, or providing services to, areas categorised as MM 3-7 under the Modified Monash (MM) Model.

Please note that the HWSP guidelines and eligibility criteria are currently in development.  Read the Government’s media announcement about the Health Workforce Scholarship Program.


The Medical Professional Development Subsidy Program

The Medical Professional Development (MPD) Subsidy program is funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and administered by RWAV. The program supports the ongoing professional development and medical education of medical practitioners in rural and regional Victoria. Furthermore, the program also aims to encourage trainee doctors to complete rural and regional placements by providing access to professional development subsidies.

As of July 2016 this program has replaced the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) grant and the Continuing Medical Education (CME) grant.

For more information please contact

2017-18 MPD Program Guidelines

Application Form



Leadership Training for Medical Practitioners in Rural and Regional Victoria

The Royal Australasian College of Medical Administration (RACMA) offers a program of leadership modules to support medical practitioners; Leadership for Clinicians.

Medical leadership and engagement is associated with improved organisational performance. There is growing evidence that health services perform better when clinicians are actively involved in governance, workforce performance, strategic planning and decision making.

The subsidy will be up to a maximum of $3000 per applicant per financial year for eligible training. Total funding from the Department is capped and there are limits of each eligible subsidy in the application. Application forms should be completed and lodged with RWAV within 60 days of completion of the training.

For more information please contact


Application Form



CPD for Allied Health Practitioners Grant and Scholarship Program

Funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Allied Health Practitioners Grant and Scholarship Program supports rural allied health practitioners currently working in public, primary and community health services in rural Victoria to participate in education, conferences and skills development opportunities relevant to the development and provision of rural health services. The CPD for Allied Health Practitioners Grant and Scholarship Program is administered by RWAV.
For more information please contact


Allied Health CPD Application Form

EFT Registration Form (Required to process applications)


 Future Workforce Scholarships and Grants

There are a number of scholarships and grants available for undergraduate and graduate students.

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