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Health Workforce Scholarship Program

RDWA provides scholarships and bursaries for medical, nursing and allied health professionals (including Aboriginal health workers) working in rural and remote South Australia through the Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP).

HWSP is designed to improve access to health services for people living in rural and remote areas by supporting privately employed health professionals to increase their skills, capacity and/or scope of practice.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available for formal postgraduate studies.

Bursaries for training and up-skilling are awarded as one-off payments to cover the cost of training or course fees, and/or cover or partially cover training related expenses.

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

General Practitioners, mental health professionals and health professionals working in Aboriginal Health Services or where the professional development activity relates to improving service provision to Aboriginal people in locations MMM 3-7 in South Australia have been identified as priorities for this Program.

HWSP 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.

Applications for scholarships and bursaries will open again in 2019-20.

If you have questions or would like to discuss how this program may be able to support you, or you would like to be notified when the next round opens, please contact us.


Anna Leditschke
P: 08 8234 8277
E: workforce@ruraldoc.com.au