Funding opportunities

Applicants for courses may be eligible for professional development funding or scholarships offered by both Government and non-government organisations (eg philantropic trusts) 


Rural worksforce scholarship scheme

The Rural Workforce Agency Network, has announced the opening of applications for the Health Workforce Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program is intended to improve the access to services needed in remote and rural areas across Australia by supporting an increase in skills, capacity and scope of practice for medical, nursing and allied health professionals working in primary health care. The Rural Workforce Agency Network will deliver the Scholarship Program in each state and the Northern Territory.

To be eligible for the Scholarship Program applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Health professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing or allied health, including Aboriginal Health Workers.
  • Provide services or intend to provide services to MMM 3-7 locations.
  • Not be employed solely by the State Government.

Each Rural Workforce Agency is responsible for the timing of scholarship rounds and will manage applications for health professionals within their state or territory.




Professional development support for Occupational Therapists