Pathway Incentives - Victoria
Discover the remote nursing and midwifery career pathways and incentives available in Victoria to support your work in remote health.
RFDS Give Them Wings Scholarship
These scholarships are awarded annually to first-year university students from regional and rural Victoria studying nursing or allied health. Each is valued at $4,000 to assist with university expenses. RFDS also provide the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a Flying Doctor on the road or in the air. Find out more.
Rural Nursing Scholarship (Australian Rotary Health)
For students enrolled in a nursing degree and completing their third year major clinical placement and graduating year in a rural/remote area. Available in 2021/22 in East Gippsland through Federation University only. Read more.
Regional Health Placements Travelling Grant (La Trobe University)
$30 a day per day of placement for La Trobe University students attending regional or remote placements. Head to this page to find out more. See also the NAFEA Student Scholarship Program.
Rural Clinical Support Scheme (Nursing and Allied Health) (Deakin University)
For Nursing and Allied Health Students at Deakin University undertaking a rural or regional placement. Find out more.
Student Support Scheme (Going Rural Health – The University of Melbourne Department of Rural Health)
Financial support for nursing and allied health students from any recognised Australian education provider planning on undertaking clinical placement in Victoria (eligibility criteria apply). Go to the Going Rural Health website to find out more here.
Victorian Department of Health Graduate Programs
Matched by computer. There are rural Grad programs available with general info on health service sites; mostly acute/hospital based as far as available. Find out more.
Continuing Professional Development
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) through Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is designed to improve access to services needed in remote and rural areas across Australia by supporting an increase in skills, capacity and/or scope of practice. Under the HWSP, health professionals working in rural and remote locations (MMM 3 – 7) are eligible to apply for scholarships and bursaries to pursue further education or attend training courses. HWSP funding is directly related to training and upskilling health professionals who will provide services to rural and remote areas, and assessed on the relevance, value for money and the likelihood to meet identified primary healthcare needs of the community. Head to the RWAV website to apply and read the HWSP Guidelines for 2020 – 21.
Rural Urgent Care Nursing – Capability Development Program (RUCN-CDP)
This program will provide resources which assist health services and staff to develop or enhance the skills and confidence required to work in Urgent Care Centres (RIPERN). Professional-entry student placements, graduate funding, and postgraduate medical, nursing and midwifery funding streams are available. Read more.
CRANAplus has not been informed of any other pathway incentives or programs that exist in Victoria. You may wish to browse pathway incentives in other states or those on a national level as well.
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