Professional development grants for the rural health workforce.
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health designed to improve access to health services needed in rural areas.
The Program aims to support health professionals in rural and remote Australia to develop their skills, capacity and scope of practice.
Rural medical, nursing, midwifery, dentistry and allied health professionals, including Aboriginal health practitioners can apply for funding towards:
- Undertaking further postgraduate study.
- Development and upskilling courses.
- One-off payments to cover the cost of training or course fees and/or to cover or partially cover some training-related expenses such as travel, where appropriate.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Medical practitioners
- Allied health professionals
- Aboriginal health practitioners
The HWSP is available to health professionals located in or providing services to areas categorised as Modified Monash (MM) 3-7 locations. You can find the classification of a location via the DoctorConnect website.
Round 3 - Wednesday 26 September 2018
Applications will be online through the website once the round opens. In the meantime, send an email to email@example.com to register your interest.
Courses and activities do not need to be accredited, but will be assessed by Rural Health West for relevance, value for money and the likelihood to meet the identified need.
The HWSP is only available to practising medical, nursing, midwifery, dentistry, allied health professionals, including Aboriginal health practitioners who are providing services in a MM 3-7 location.
If an employer will be covering the cost of training, the individual is not eligible to apply.
Phone: 08 6389 4500