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Pathway Incentives - Western Australia
Discover the remote nursing and midwifery career pathways and incentives available in Western Australia to support your work in remote health.
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. Click here for more details.
Allied Health Rural Clinical Placement Support Program (Rural Health West & Western Australian Centre for Rural Health)
The Allied Health Rural Clinical Placement Support Program aims to provide financial support to health students, including Nurses who are completing a rural clinical placement in rural Western Australia. Find out more.
Regions design their own transitions programs. Find them at the GradConnect website or listed 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
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 email@example.com.