RFDS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarship

As a commitment under their national Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-21, and in an effort to grow an appropriate and skilled rural health workforce, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) will provide financial support through scholarships to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health students to undertake a clinical placement in a remote and rural Australia.

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) will administer the $10,000 allied health-specific scholarship funding pool to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health students who are IAHA full student members to undertake a remote or rural clinical placement of at least four weeks’ duration.

The scholarships will contribute to the cost of travel and accommodation in undertaking the clinical placement.


Please click here to view the 2019 RFDS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarships guidelines which outline: 

  • What the successful applicant will be required to do
  • Who can apply
  • Application process
  • Selection process
  • Terms and Conditions

Key Dates

  • Round Two Applications Open Friday, 6 September 2019
  • Round Two Applications Close Friday, 11 October 2019 
  • Notification to Applicants 18 October 2019

Further information is available by contacting IAHA on (02) 6285 1010.