Professional development grants for the rural health workforce
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, administered in Western Australia by Rural Health West. The HWSP provides scholarships and bursaries to help health professionals in remote and rural Australia retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice.
Applications now closed
Round 11 will open 1 September 2022.
If you would like to be notified when the next round opens, please email your expression of interest to [email protected]
Please ensure you read the Program Guidelines before applying.
ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD COMPLETE THIS CHECKLIST PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.
I have read the PROGRAM GUIDELINES and assessed my eligibility to apply.
I am a health professional who provides primary care services (ie dentist, nurse, midwife, allied health professional, medical practitioner, Aboriginal Health Practitioner).
I am providing primary care services in the private or non-government health sector, in a rural or remote area of Western Australia classified as a Modified Monash Model (MMM) 3-7 location, OR; providing primary care services in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in Western Australia in an area classified as MMM 1-7 (check your MM location here).
The course/activity I am applying for funding for will commence after the 1 March 2022. Funding cannot be used for retrospective costs (ie courses that are held prior to the round opening date)
I am proposing to undertake study or training that will help meet identified health needs, skill shortages or workforce needs in the community. You will be asked to address these two question in your application:
- What is the health need/skill shortage/workforce need that has been identified in your community?
- How will the community benefit from your completion of the course/activity?
I am proposing to continue providing primary health care services in an eligible location and organisation after completing my training/study.
I have updated my CV (Resume) ready to upload with my application.
I have completed a budget to accompany my application (ie. course fees and any accommodation or travel expenses that relate to the course).