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Practice Managers Education Grant

Our new Rural PHC Practice Managers Education Grant supports you to increase or develop your professional skills as a practice manager through formal study or by taking a recognised short course in business, human resource or practice management. 

You can apply for an education grant of up to $5,000 to support fees (and travel if necessary).  You will need to demonstrate how the educational activity improves an aspect of practice sustainability.

Successful applicants will be invited to join RDWA’s Practice Manager Education Grant network to foster connections among rural practice managers and contribute to identifying ongoing workforce educational needs.

Applications are open from Wednesday 14 June 2023, closing at 9am on Monday 26 June for study that starts after the closing date.


The Rural PHC Practice Managers Education Grant is targeted at the person who has the primary role in the practice for managing the practice’s business on a day-to-day basis, or the person who has been designated by the practice as part of succession planning to take on the role.

The Applicant Guidelines set out the Eligibility criteria.  Please refer to these guidelines when you are considering applying for a grant.

One application can be submitted by eligible general practices, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, allied health, nursing or not for profit PHC services for the 2023 Grant.  Corporate entities with multiple locations can only apply for one grant. 


Applicants can apply for a grant to contribute toward costs of fees for recognised courses and formal study in business, human resource or practice management conducted in or from Australia.  International study or courses are not eligible activities.  Courses or study can be in person, online or hybrid.

Applicants will need to demonstrate in their application that the course or study contributes to an aspect of sustainability in their practice and describe the outcomes that are intended as a result of completing the education.  RDWA will assess applications on Applicant eligibility and the potential contribution of the education activity to the sustainability issue or problem.

The activity must commence no later than 28 February 2024, and must be able to be completed no later than 31 December 2024.

Applications are now closed.



If you would like to know more, please contact:

Julianne Fox, Director, Planning & Performance
Phone: 08 8234 8277
Email: planning@ruraldoc.com.au