CPD grants for nurses, midwives, dentists and allied health.

We know how important it is to keep your skills and knowledge up to date, so that you can offer the best care to your community. There are a range of opportunities for rural health professionals to obtain a scholarship to support education and training costs.

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Health Workforce Scholarship Program

The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) provides support to health professionals in rural, regional and remote Australia to develop their skills, capacity and scope of practice.

The HWSP is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health designed to improve access to health services needed in rural areas.

For the first time, scholarships will be allocated based on the needs of communities, whether for general practitioners, nurses, midwives, dentists or allied health professionals.

Click here for more information about the HWSP.

Rural Health West CPD Scholarships

The 2016/2017 CPD Scholarship round is now closed.

Nurses, midwives, dentists and allied health professionals will be notified via the Rural Health Professionals e-bulletin when the next round of scholarships will open. To subscribe to the e-bulletin, please contact the Database team.

If you were unsuccessful in the first round of scholarships, we encourage you to re-apply in the next round provided you meet the scholarship guidelines. 

Scholarships can be used towards the cost of registration/conference attendance, associated travel and accommodation.

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scholarship for Rural Health Professionals has been made possible through funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.