Financial support for professional development and training
Rural, regional and remote health professionals keen to expand their skills now have access to funding to support further studies and training.
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) offers:
• up to $10,000 per year, for two years, for further studies or training
• up to $10,000 for professional development and upskilling course fees and associated
accommodation and travel expenses.
For more information, to check your eligibility or to apply, visit www.nswrdn.com.au/hwsp.
About the HWSP
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) provides financial support to health professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, midwifery, allied health, dentistry and Aboriginal health in rural, regional and remote areas, for further study, training and short courses.
The HWSP is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, administered in New South Wales by the NSW Rural Doctors Network. It aims to improve access to health services in rural and remote areas by supporting an increase in skill, capacity and scope of practice of the rural health workforce.
Who is eligible to apply for funding?
To be eligible, applicants must:
• not be solely employed by Government including NSW Health and universities
• be working in the fields of medicine, nursing, midwifery, allied health, or be an Aboriginal Health Worker
• be providing or planning to provide services to rural and remote locations (classified by the MMM 3-7).
Eligibility requirements are set out in detail in the HWSP Applicant Guidelines. Applicants need to read these guidelines before commencing their application. Applicants should also read the HWSP FAQs.