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Grants for GPs & Nurses - are you eligible?

To help lessen the financial burden of keeping up with CPD, rural and remote health professionals (MMM 3-7) who would normally be required to travel considerable distances to attend courses, can access a range of state-based funding.

These scholarships and bursaries are designed to help health professionals in rural and remote Australia retain and enhance their skills, capacity and scope of practice.  Funding is available to support the costs of completing postgraduate courses, short courses, workshops, conferences and seminars.

These grants are available through either the Rural Workforce Agencies Health Workforce Scholarship Program Australia or the RACGP's Rural Procedural Grants Program (RPGP).

Many qualified health professionals have been surprised to discover they are eligible for these grants (up to $10,000 per year). Here's a list of grants currently on offer and more information about eligibility and the application guidelines:

 

 

 STATE  PROGRAM  ELIGIBILITY
NATIONAL Rural Procedural Grants Program Learn more...
NEW SOUTH WALES The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) Learn more...
QUEENSLAND The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) Learn more...
VICTORIA The Medical Professional Development Program (MPD) Learn more...
WESTERN AUSTRALIA The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) Learn more...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) Learn more...
NORTHERN TERRITORY The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) Learn more...
TASMANIA The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) Learn more...

These grants can be used towards education such as:

  • The GP Education Bundle: Get 12 months access to our four online GP courses (including the Australian Hot Topics GP Update series!), 60+ topics, regular live webinars, recorded presentations, interactive cases, videos, evidence summaries & more. $1,200 worth of courses and 30+ hours of learning for $550! Learn more

  • Resuscitation Courses: Our Adult (ALS) and Paediatric (PALS) Advanced Life Support courses provide you with the latest in resuscitation protocols and the necessary skills to respond and provide treatment in a clinical emergency including cardiac arrest. We also offer stand alone or integrated Basic Life Support (BLS) courses for clinical and non-clinical participants including the latest recommendations for first responders, and practical skills for initial response to a clinical emergency including performance of CPR. Learn more.

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