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Health Workforce Scholarship Program

If you are an eligible health care professional working in primary care in rural or remote South Australia, you can apply for a grant of up to $10,000 to increase your clinical skills and scope of practice through training or study.

Applications for Round 4 are open until 5pm on Monday 17 February 2020.

More than 80 health care professionals were awarded a bursary or scholarship in Round 3 for 2019-20 of the Health Workforce Scholarship Program.

What types of activities will be supported?

These are some examples of activities that are supported by this Program:

  • Post-graduate studies
  • Short courses
  • Training workshops
  • Attendance at conferences relevant to your health discipline

Costs for travel, accommodation and course fees can be considered for support through the program.

All activities supported through a scholarship and bursary need to be completed by 31 December 2020.

Who is eligible to apply?

Health professionals who provide primary care services to MMM 3-7 rural and remote communities and are practising in the fields of:

  • Medicine,
  • Nursing, or
  • Allied Health (including Aboriginal Health Workers)

General Practitioners, Mental Health Professionals and Health Professionals working in Aboriginal Health Services or in service provision to Aboriginal people have been identified as priorities for this Program.

What do I need to do to apply?

You will need to complete the Program’s online application form which takes around 30-60 minutes.

You may benefit from preparing answers prior to the application as you need to submit this information within one session (you cannot save your progress).

The following information is requested in the form to complete the application.

  • Course/activity name
  • Course/ activity provider name
  • Course/ activity location
  • Course/ activity dates
  • Course/ activity costs
  • Employer name and address
  • AHPRA registration number
  • Up to 100 words describing how the course will assist you in addressing an identified community health need
  • Up to 50 words describing how you will increase your skills and use the increased skill in servicing your community
  • Up to 50 words describing how you will increase your capacity to provide health services
  • Up to 50 words describing how your scope of practice will be increased in your current role
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How can I get more information?

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and is managed nationally by the consortium of Rural Workforce Agencies and locally by RDWA.

The Applicant Guidelines provide further information about eligibility, assessment of applications and recipient obligations.

You can also call us to talk about how this program may be able to support you, or if you would like to be notified when the next round opens.

You can contact Anna Leditschke on 08 8234 8277 or workforce@ruraldoc.com.au.