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Pathway Incentives - Queensland
Discover the remote nursing and midwifery career pathways and incentives available in Queensland to support your work in remote health.
GROW Rural Programs through Health Workforce Queensland
GROW Rural is a unique, longitudinal rural immersion program which provides medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health students the annual opportunity over the course of three years to experience clinical practice. GROW Rural fosters the development of rural networks, friendships, and allows students to experience the unique lifestyle of rural and remote Queensland communities. It is open to first year medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health students from Queensland universities, and accepts international and domestic health students.
GROW Rural Central Queensland takes in the communities Woorabinda, Baralaba, Moura and Theodore. Application rounds for GROW Rural Central Queensland open in 2021 and 2024.
GROW Rural South West Queensland takes in the communities of Roma, St George, Cunnamulla and Charleville. Application rounds for GROW Rural South West Queensland open in 2023 and 2026.
For more GROW Rural information and application round dates please visit the GROW Rural webpage.
Going Rural Subsidies through Health Workforce Queensland
Going Rural provides Queensland nursing, midwifery and allied health students accommodation and transport subsidies to undertake clinical placements in rural and remote settings.
Going Rural funds rural and remote placement travel and accommodation costs (capped at $1000 per application). Placements must occur in a community classified under the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Area (RA) system as ASGS (2016) RA2 to 5. Placements are linked to university course work and require university approval and documentation. To be eligible for a Going Rural subsidy the applicant must be enrolled as an undergraduate student in a health discipline at a Queensland university.
Go Rural Virtually
Go Rural Virtually provides medical, nursing, midwifery, and allied health students with a virtual rural experience by showcasing Queensland rural communities through online webinars. The webinar format integrates landscape and community video footage with interview and topical panel discussions drawn from rural and remote health professionals and includes Q&A segments.
Helen Hall Rural and Remote Nursing Bursary (University of Sunshine Coast)
A scholarship of $2500 is available to third year Bachelor of Nursing Science/Bachelor of Midwifery Students undertaking a rural or remote nursing placement. Find out more.
Lucy Harris Bursary (University of Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast Campus Only)
A scholarship worth $1000 is awarded annually to one second or third year nursing student at the Fraser Coast Campus who is undertaking a clinical placement in a rural or remote location. Find out more.
Greg Garrick Rural Nursing Bursary (James Cook University)
A scholarship worth $1500 for those enrolled in their second year of Nursing Science, Bachelor of Nursing Science or Bachelor of Midwifery. Students must have resided in a rural or regional location prior to studying. Find out more.
Student Travel Subsidy (James Cook University)
This subsidy is available to nursing and social work students based in Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Longreach and Weipa who are attending compulsary residential blocks in Townsville. Find out more.
Queensland Health Registered Nursing and Midwife Graduate Program
2022 opening 26 July. Rural programs are available. Find out more.
Graduate Program with Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Services (TCHHS)
This 12-month program gives practitioners the opportunity to work in remote Indigenous communities including in Cooktown, Weipa and Thursday Island. Find out more.
Continuing Professional Development (Post-graduate Study Support)
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) through Health Workforce Queensland
This program provides scholarships and bursaries to help health professionals in remote and rural Australia retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice. 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. Eligibility includes 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. Find out more.
Roberta M.C. Taylor Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship (University of the Sunshine Coast)
This scholarship offers $4000 in post-graduate support for Honours, Postgraduate by Coursework or Higher Degrees by Research. It is for a commencing student from a rural/remote area of Australia who will relocate to the Sunshine Coast to study at USC; or a student who has completed a rural or remote placement and is undertaking study with a rural or remote focus. Find out more.
CRANAplus has not been informed of any other pathway incentives or programs that exist in Queensland. You may wish to browse pathway incentives in other states or those on a national level as well.
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