Health Workforce Scholarship Program

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is designed to further develop the skills of the Northern Territory's rural and remote health workforce. Under the program, eligible primary health care professionals can receive up to $20,000 to put towards upskilling.

  • Scholarships are available for post-graduate study
  • Bursaries are available for other types of training and upskilling (e.g. conferences, continuing professional development events or other short courses).

Health professionals working in medicine, nursing or allied health, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners, who provide services within a rural or remote primary health care setting are eligible to apply. For the purpose of the HWSP, rural and remote locations are areas classified as Modified Monash Model (MMM) 3-7. Check your eligibility.

Scholarships  

Scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of 2 years ($20,000 excluding GST total) are available to eligible health professionals to attain a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, Master’s Degree or PhD. Scholarships can be used to cover or partially cover the cost of postgraduate course fees and course-related expenses such as accommodation and transport where appropriate.

Scholarship rounds

  • Round 1: Opens Monday 21 October 2019 – closes Sunday 24 November 2019
  • Round 2: Opens Friday 13 December 2019 – closes Sunday 19 January 2020
  • Round 3: Opens Friday 13 March 2019 – closes Sunday 19 April 2020
  • Round 4: Opens Friday 8 May 2019 – closes Sunday 7 June 2020.

How to apply for a scholarship

  1. Check your eligibility by reading the Applicant Guidelines;
  2. Complete the Application Form;
  3. Collect your supporting documentation;
  4. Email your completed application to workforce@ntphn.org.au before the round closing date.

More information on scholarships

Future Workforce Coordinator 
e workforce@ntphn.org.au
t 08 8982 1069  

Bursaries  

Bursary payments of up to $10,000 are available to health professionals working in medicine, nursing or allied health, including Aboriginal health workers, seeking to undertake training and upskilling. Bursaries can be used to cover the cost of training course fees and training-related expenses such as accommodation and transport where appropriate.

Bursary applications are open year round and will be assessed by the grants panel in the last week of every month. 

Please note: You must apply for a Bursary prior to undertaking any educational activities, in which you would like to claim. Activities undertaken prior to an application approval are not eligible for payment. 

How to apply for a bursary

  1. Check your eligibility by reading the Applicant Guidelines;
  2. Complete the Application Form;
  3. Collect your supporting documentation;
  4. Email your completed application to grants@ntphn.org.au.

More information on bursaries

Workforce Coordinator - Grants
e grants@ntphn.org.au 
t 08 8982 1029 

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