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By Rhiannon Riches
Assistant Editor


The Rural Workforce Agency Network is calling nationally for 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 (MMM is the Modified Monash Model classification system to determine location eligibility).

• Not be employed solely by the State Government.

Applications will close on 20 December 2017. Each Rural Workforce Agency will accept and manage applications for health professionals within their state or territory.

Interested applicants need to visit the website of the Rural Workforce Agency relevant to their current location to view further information regarding the Scholarship Program, eligibility criteria and contact details.

Websites for each Rural Workforce Agency

•        New South Wales – Rural Doctors Network NSW 

•        Northern Territory – NTPHN

•        Queensland – Health Workforce Queensland 

•        South Australia – Rural Doctors Workforce Agency 

•        Tasmania – HR+ 

•        Victoria – Rural Workforce Agency Victoria 

•        Western Australia – Rural Health West


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