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Partners of health professionals in rural WA can further their professional and skills developments through Rural Health West’s Partner Education Grants.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, the grants provide partners of rural health professionals with funding for training and education to help enhance their career and employment opportunities while living in a rural location.

Grant recipient Subin Daniel lives with his wife, registered nurse, Princy Thomas in Wyalkatchem. Subin said the grant had helped him complete his graduate diploma in business course through The University of Notre Dame Australia.

“These grants are good motivation for those who are interested to study further.
“The application process is very simple and fast.
“I had my application approved and payment received within a week of application. It is a great resource for people who would like to progress their career.”

Before working in a business administration role, Subin was a nurse in India and Victoria.
“I am an overseas trained nurse from India and came to Australia in 2011.
“I started my nursing career in Australia as a registered nurse in Korumburra in South Gippsland, Victoria before moving to Wyalkatchem in 2015.
“I have been in the health service manager role since 2016.”

Subin said living in the Wheatbelt had afforded him many professional opportunities while also being able to live in the calm of the country.

“I really love the quietness in the rural areas and the community.”
“Working for WA Country Health Service also provides great opportunity to progress in your career.”

Even though there are challenges with the lack of resources you have, the experience in a country hospital helps polish your clinical skills and leadership abilities.”

Subin encouraged other partners of health professionals to apply for the funding when it opens in July.

“It helps to reduce the pressure for individuals and families, and from my experience the application process was easy.
“Princy helped me put it together and the Rural Health West staff, particularly Jennifer Maughan, was fantastic and very patient.”


Have you ever considered training or study in education, fitness, health, hospitality, administration? Perhaps in something else? $1,000 grants will be available to eligible recipients in the
next round of funding, which will open in July 2022.

If you would like to be added to the expression of interest list for the next round, email [email protected] or visit

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