The NSW Rural Doctors Network’s Health Workforce Scholarship Program provides funding to help health professionals in rural and remote Australia retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice.
Funding is available to medical, nursing, midwifery, allied health, dental and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals who are providing primary health care in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), non-government organisations and private practice.
The program offers two types of funding:
- Scholarships: A payment up to $10,000 per year, for up to two years, toward the cost of completing a postgraduate course leading to a postgraduate qualification.
- Bursaries: A payment up to $10,000 (maximum of $10,000 in total in one year) for professional development and upskilling course fees and associated accommodation and travel-related expenses.
Funding is available to support a range of training and upskilling areas, including; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care, children and young people, mental health, chronic disease management and many more.
With the national COVID-19 vaccination program rolling out this year, there has been increased interest from health professionals to upskill in immunisation. If you are interested in undertaking an accredited immunisation course, or upskilling in another area of interest, it is highly recommended that you assess your eligibility and apply for the program as early as possible.
For more information, to assess your eligibility, or to apply for the Workforce Scholarship Program, visit the NSW Rural Doctors Network.