Scholarships are for postgraduate support – IAHA Graduate Members are encouraged to apply.
The aim of the HWSP is to improve access to health services in remote and rural Australia.
It is designed to support skills development of allied health and other health professionals, including expanding scopes of practice.
Allied health services in rural and remote Australia are in very short supply. Allied health practitioners, especially those able to deliver culturally responsive care, are vital to improving health access and outcomes in rural and remote communities.
To be eligible for the HWSP you must:
- Be a health professional (in the fields of medicine, nursing or allied health, including Aboriginal Health Workers).
- Provide services or intend to provide services in rural and/or remote Australia – defined as Modified Monash Model (MMM) 3-7 locations. (You can check out the MMM locations through http://www.doctorconnect.gov.au/internet/otd/publishing.nsf/Content/MMM_locator
- Not be employed solely by a State or Territory Government.
Applications for the HWSP close on Wednesday 20 December, 2017. The precise value of scholarships may vary but may be up to $10,000pa in some circumstances.
The HWSP replaces previous Commonwealth health workforce scholarship schemes and is being managed by the Rural Workforce Agency in each state and the Northern Territory.
If you’re interested, visit the relevant websites listed below for more detail about the scholarships, eligibility criteria and contact details.
- New South Wales – Rural Doctors Network NSW
- Victoria – Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
- Tasmania – HR+
- South Australia – Rural Doctors Workforce Agency
- Western Australia – Rural Health West
- Northern Territory – NTPHN
- Queensland – Health Workforce Queensland
IAHA members are encouraged to apply for these scholarships and bursaries.