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Under­grad­u­ate (RN/MID-EN)

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.


Grad­u­ate Programs

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.

Oth­er opportunities

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.

If you are an organ­i­sa­tion run­ning a pro­gram or ini­tia­tive to sup­port those prac­tis­ing or study­ing remote nurs­ing and/​or mid­wifery, let us know by email­ing professionalservices@​crana.​org.​au.