Health Workforce Scholarship Program

Overview

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) aims to improve access to health services needed in rural and remote areas by supporting an increase in skills, capacity and or/scope of practice of privately employed health professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal health.

The HWSP provides:

  • Scholarships to postgraduate health practitioners, undertaking further study in the field of medicine, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal health. Scholarship payments of up to $10,000 per year for up to two years will be available to support participants for full time or part time studies.
  • Bursaries to support rural professionals in medicine, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal Health Workers participating in professional development and upskilling courses. One-off bursary payments will be available to cover the cost of training or course fees and/or cover training related expenses such as accommodation and transport.

Eligibility

Health professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, allied health and Aboriginal Health Workers who provide or will be providing services* to rural and remote locations classified by the Modified Monash Model (MMM) 3 - 7 are eligible to apply.

* if the applicant can demonstrate they will be supplying those services, by providing a service or employment agreement at the time of application.

Benefits

Bursaries

HWSP bursaries are one-off payments that cover the cost of training or course fees and/or cover or partially cover training related expenses such as accommodation and transport, where appropriate.

Bursaries must directly relate to training and upskilling health professionals who are or will be providing services to rural and remote communities in NSW. Bursary values will be determined against the perceived workforce benefit of the training.

      How to apply

      If you don't already have a My RDN account, please register for a My RDN account.

      Once you have created an account or if you already have an account, please Apply for the HWSP.

      Further information

      Successful applicants will be notified by RDN by 12 February 2018

      The HWSP is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and administered in NSW by RDN.

      Scholarships and bursaries are NOT available for:

      • Retrospective costs
      • Overseas expenses
      • Study funded by other sources
      • Health professionals employed solely by the relevant State or Territory government i.e. employed in a public hospital

      For more information, please email RDN.