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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 per year for up to two years to increase your clinical skills and scope of practice through training or study.
With the recent changes to face-to-face education and training, we encourage you to consider relevant online training and study to access your professional development and learning opportunities.
The current application round is open until 5pm on Monday, 1 February 2021.
Examples of activities that are supported by this Program include:
Applications for activities that can be completed online are highly encouraged.
All activities supported through a scholarship and bursary need to be completed by 31 December 2023.
Health professionals who provide primary care services to MMM 3-7 rural and remote communities and are practising in the fields of:
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.
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.
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.
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 Barbara Wright on 08 8234 8277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.