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Health Workforce Scholarship Program

If you are an eligible health care professional working in primary health 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 online training or study.

During the past three years, over 500 grants have been awarded to support South Australia’s rural primary health care workforce

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.

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 are priority health workforce for this program.

Health professionals employed solely by the State Government (i.e. employed in a public hospital) are not eligible to apply.

For more information on eligibility please refer to the Applicant Guidelines.

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 on 08 8234 8277 or workforce@ruraldoc.com.au.