Under­grad­u­ate (RN/MID-EN)

The Majar­lin Kim­ber­ley Cen­tre for Remote Health Scholarship

For peo­ple from the Kim­ber­ley enrolled as a full-time stu­dent in an under­grad­u­ate health relat­ed dis­ci­pline at The Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame Aus­tralia, who com­mits to under­tak­ing a clin­i­cal place­ment in the Kim­ber­ley region through the Majar­lin Kim­ber­ley Cen­tre for Remote Health. Find out more.

The Cather­ine King Schol­ar­ship in Nurs­ing (Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame)

For Abo­rig­i­nal or Tor­res Strait Islander stu­dents enrolled in the School of Nurs­ing & Mid­wifery at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame Aus­trali­a’s Broome Cam­pus. Find out more.

Kim­ber­ley Region­al Alliance for Stu­dents in Health Schol­ar­ship (Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame)

To assist stu­dents enrolled in a Diplo­ma of Nurs­ing and Bach­e­lor of Nurs­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame, Broome Cam­pus. Find out more.

Stu­dent Place­ment Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram (Rur­al Health West & West­ern Aus­tralian Cen­tre for Rur­al Health)

This schol­ar­ship pro­vides stu­dents in health sci­ence dis­ci­plines, allied health and nurs­ing with finan­cial sup­port to under­take a clinical/​community place­ment of at least four weeks of length in the Mid­west or Pil­bara regions of rur­al WA. Find out more.


Grad­u­ate Programs

Regions design their own tran­si­tions pro­grams. Find them at the WA Coun­try Health web­site or indi­vid­u­al­ly below:


Con­tin­u­ing Pro­fes­sion­al Devel­op­ment (Post-grad­u­ate Study Support)

The Health Work­force Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram (HWSP) through Rur­al Health West

The HWSP is an ini­tia­tive of the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment Depart­ment of Health to improve access to health ser­vices in rur­al and remote areas by help­ing health pro­fes­sion­als to pur­sue ongo­ing study and devel­op­ment. Fund­ing is avail­able for health pro­fes­sion­als who pro­vide pri­ma­ry care ser­vices to West­ern Aus­tralian rur­al and remote Mod­i­fied Monash (MM) 3 – 7 loca­tions in the fields of med­i­cine, nurs­ing, mid­wifery, den­tistry or allied health, includ­ing Abo­rig­i­nal health prac­ti­tion­ers or work­ers. Train­ing and upskilling of health pro­fes­sion­als must help meet an iden­ti­fied health need in the com­mu­ni­ty. Fund­ing can be used towards short cours­es, work­shops, con­fer­ences, online train­ing and trav­el relat­ed expens­es. Full pro­gram eli­gi­bil­i­ty cri­te­ria and appli­ca­tion infor­ma­tion can be found here.

CWA/CTA Hen­der­son Field Schol­ar­ship (for WA Rur­al Nurses)

Restrict­ed to fam­i­lies of Coun­try Wom­en’s Asso­ci­a­tion mem­bers. Find out more here.

RFDS Mid­wifery Scholarships 

For nurs­es who would like to work for the RFDS who do not have the nec­es­sary mid­wifery qual­i­fi­ca­tions. The schol­ar­ship pro­vides finan­cial assis­tance for a grad­u­ate diplo­ma of mid­wifery and includes a sub­se­quent year of work at a WA RFDS base. Find out more.


Ear­ly Career/​Career Redi­rect (RN/MID-EN)

TRAV­EL Pro­gram (Tran­si­tion to Rur­al — Adven­ture and Lifestyle)

TRAV­EL is a pro­gram run by WA Coun­try Health Ser­vice (WACHS) which pro­vides the oppor­tu­ni­ty for reg­is­tered nurs­es (RN) and dual reg­is­tra­tion reg­is­tered nurse/​midwives (RNRM) to live and work in a vari­ety of rural/​remote com­mu­ni­ties and expe­ri­ence what rur­al nursing/​midwifery and lifestyle can offer. Con­tact wachsnurses@​health.​wa.​gov.​au for more details or head to the pro­gram’s web­page.

Par­tic­i­pants will expe­ri­ence 3 dif­fer­ent rota­tions over a 12 month peri­od, with approx­i­mate­ly 4 months at each loca­tion. Loca­tions vary from region­al to small, iso­lat­ed health facil­i­ties. Employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties are often avail­able after com­ple­tion (although are not guaranteed).

Oth­er opportunities

CRANAplus has not been informed of any oth­er path­way incen­tives or pro­grams that exist in West­ern Aus­tralia. 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.