Allied Health Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

This initiative provides scholarships in various fields of postgraduate study, particularly where allied health workforce shortages have been identified. The Scholarship Scheme is an eligibility based Scheme, not an entitlement Scheme, however eligibility does not automatically lead to a scholarship.

Where a scholarship is awarded, it pays for a prescribed level of funding support for tuition fees only and is payable by way of reimbursement at the end of an approved semester(s) of study. The level of funding support varies from year to year and is dependent on the number of approved applicants, the total cost of requested tuition support and the available budget.

For detailed Scheme information please ensure you familiarise yourself with the 2018 Applicant Guidelines, the 2018 Application Form and the 2018 Referee Report Form, all of which can be downloaded at the links below.

The Application From and Referee Report have macros embedded in them so, after opening at the link below, you are advised to save the document to your hard drive and enable macros. Please note, these documents are best opened in Chrome.


Staff Eligibility

Eligible allied health professionals from the ACT Government Health Directorate and Calvary Public Hospital Bruce who have been permanently employed for at least 12 months with either ACT Health and/or Calvary, OR who have been employed on a continuous temporary contract for a period of at least 12 months with ACT Health and/or Calvary as at the advertised closing date for applications AND who hold an eligible allied health qualification AND who have a minimum two years full-time equivalent post-qualification clinical work experience (new in 2018).


Course Eligibility

In addition to meeting personal eligibility requirements, applicants must also demonstrate that the course they are planning to study meets the Scheme’s course eligibility criteria. Course eligibility is set out in the 2018 Applicant Guidelines and a change to course eligibility has been introduced for 2018, with the Scheme now accepting applications for eligible postgraduate courses of minimum 6 months full-time equivalent duration.

Eligible courses are required to have a clinical, education, management and leadership and/or research related focus and must demonstrate alignment with ACT Health’s valuesand reform and innovation priorities.


Important Information for prospective applicants in 2018

Applications for the 2018 round are scheduled to open Monday 6th November 2017 and close 5.00pm Friday 16th February 2018. All eligible applications will be assessed after the closing date.

A number of Information Sessions will be held throughout October 2017 as per details below.

If you are a first time applicant your attendance at one of the sessions is strongly recommended.

Prospective applicants are also encouraged to download and familiarise themselves with 2018 Application Documents prior to attending an Information Session.


Information Sessions

INFORMATION SESSIONS for prospective applicants will be held as follows:

Wednesday 11th October 2017
City Health Centre-1 Moore Street, Canberra City
Level 3 Conference Room
20 places available
(Take lift to L3, turn left out of lift, and Conference Room will be on the right)
Please RSVP by Monday 9th October 2017 to

Monday 16th October 2017
Canberra Hospital

Building 24-Meeting Room 2
20 places available
Please RSVP by Thursday 12th October 2017 to

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
Date, time and venue to be advised.


Need More Information?

Phone (02) 6205 2494