Feb

17

2021

Scholarships for Rural and Remote Health Professionals

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.

Mental Health Practitioner Directory

Frequently Asked Questions

Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

You can read the full Terms of Use by clicking here.