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Cultural Competency Training Grant

The Cultural Competency Training Grant provides funding to support rural South Australia’s resident and visiting primary health care professionals and support staff to improve health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.    

If you are an eligible health care professional or administrative staff member working in primary health care (PHC) in rural South Australia, you can apply for a reimbursement of up to $200 to complete recognised cultural competence, cultural safety or cultural awareness education or training.

Supported activities

Courses offered by the Centre for Cultural Competence Australia, RACGP, ACRRM, Educational Institutions, or those recommended by health-related professional bodies are examples of activities that will be supported

Reimbursement of registration costs for relevant courses that have been completed since 1 July 2023 can be considered.

For training or courses with costs higher than $200 or those with travel involved, we encourage you to apply for a grant through the Health Workforce Scholarship Program.


If you are a health professional who works primarily in PHC or are administrative staff who supports the delivery of PHC services in rural South Australian communities (MMM2 -7), you could be eligible to receive the grant.

Eligible professions include:

  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Allied Health
  • Administrative staff.

Health professionals employed solely by local, state or Australian Government are not eligible to apply.



Julianne Fox, Director Planning
Phone: 08 8234 8277
Email: planning@ruraldoc.com.au