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The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) provides scholarships and bursaries to help health professionals in remote and rural Australia retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice.
The HWSP is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, administered in Queensland by Health Workforce Queensland. If you are providing services in other States or the Northern Territory, please visit Health Workforce Scholarship Program Australia website.
Scholarships or bursaries are available for medical, nursing/midwifery, dental, allied health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers providing primary health care services in rural and remote Queensland in private practice, an Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS), Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO) or a non-government or not-for-profit organisation.
Qualified health professionals providing primary health care in rural and remote locations in Queensland in a MMM 3-7 location; or
Qualified health professionals providing primary health care employed by an AMS and ACCHO in MMM 1-7 locations
Refer to the Health Workforce Locator to identify your MMM (Modified Monash Model) 2019 location classification.
To apply for an HWSP, you must meet the eligibility requirements. The full eligibility requirements and exclusions are detailed in the Applicant Guidelines below.
We can provide eligible health professionals with the following:
Scholarship: up to $10,000 per year can be provided for up to two years study, to attain a postgraduate qualification of either a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, Master, or PhD.
Bursary: payments of up to $10,000 within a 12-month period that covers the cost of training or course fees and/or cover or partially cover training-related expenses, where appropriate. For example, an accredited industry conference, vocational education, online workshop, and training courses.
Unfortunately, retrospective costs cannot be covered under the Scholarships Program (e.g. if the course is already completed). However, for those eligible health professionals who are currently undertaking eligible upskilling (e.g. part way through your course), we can assess your application for funding for costs not yet incurred from the application submission date. If your application is reviewed and approved - funding support will be provided.
Please note, submitting an application through the Health Workforce Scholarship Program does not mean you will be offered a scholarship or bursary, as all applications received are reviewed as per the Applicant Guidelines. If you are relying on funding support through the Health Workforce Scholarship Program, please ensure you wait to receive an outcome for your application before you commence.
Health Workforce Queensland is contracted by the Australian Government Department of Health to administer the Health Workforce Scholarship Program to 30 June 2023. Scholarship/Bursary recipients with formalised payment agreements with funds allocated post 30 June 2023 are subject to Health Workforce Queensland’s ongoing funding for the program.
You will be required to provide the following when you apply:
Your eligible employment;
Your eligible qualification;
Your primary health care registration; and
Proposed professional development activity including:
Dates you are attending/completing the course;
If course is delivered online or face to face (two separate applications required if course has online and face to face component);
Costs (course costs, reasonable travel costs) that relate to this course;
Identify what are the community benefit/s of this upskilling being completed; and
Identify what skills will be gained by attending this upskilling.
Please note:one application (for one clinical upskilling course/workshop/conference) is permitted per applicant per round. If we receive multiple applications from one person we will only review the application with the highest dollar value.
Applications for the Health Workforce Scholarship Program are currently closed.
Email your expression of interest to email@example.com to be notified when applications for the next round opens as per the dates below.
You can only submit your application during the application round period and your course start date must fall within the dates identified when you apply. If you apply for a course outside of the identified “courses starting on or before” date, your application will be instantly declined, and you can reapply during the suitable application round.
Please note: one application (for one clinical upskilling course/workshop/conference) is permitted per applicant per round. If we receive multiple applications from one person we will only review the application with the highest dollar value.
Applications open: 20/06/2022 - 03/07/2022 (for courses starting on or before 30/09/2022).
Outcome will be issued by 29/07/2022.
Applications open: 12/09/2022 - 25/09/2022 (for courses starting on or before 31/12/2022).
Outcome will be issued by 21/10/2022.
Applications open: 28/11/2022 - 11/12/2022 (for courses starting on or before 31/03/2023).
Outcome will be issued by 23/12/2022.
Applications open: 13/03/2023 - 26/03/2023 (for courses starting on or before 30/06/2023).
Outcome will be issued by 21/04/2023.
Please note that dates are subject to change.
Should you have any enquiries about the Health Workforce Scholarship Program in Queensland, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org call 07 3105 7800.
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