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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competency Education Grant

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

About The Program

The aim of this grant is to support the development of safe, culturally sensitive services and to improve health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

If you are an eligible health care professional or administrative staff member working in Primary Health Care 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.

What Types of Activities Will Be Supported?

The Cultural Competency Education Grant provides up to $200 reimbursement for the registration costs of completing cultural competence training, for example but not limited to courses offered by the Centre for Cultural Competence Australia, RACGP, ACRRM, Educational Institutions, or those recommended by health-related professional bodies.

Reimbursement of costs for relevant courses that have been completed since 1 July 2021 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.

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

If you are a health professional who works primarily in Primary Health Care (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, or
  • Administrative staff.

Health professionals employed solely by the State or Commonwealth Government are not eligible to apply.

For more information, please refer to the Applicant Guidelines.



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