Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships

Applications for the Postgraduate Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships are now open.

The Nursing and Midwifery Office, ACT Health sponsors the following nursing and midwifery scholarships:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Enrolled Nursing Scholarships
  • University of Canberra Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management & Graduate Certificate in Health Research
  • Postgraduate Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships
  • Professional Development Scholarships

For more information, please contact the Nursing and Midwifery Office at N-MScholarships@act.gov.au, or call 02 5124 4978.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Enrolled Nursing Scholarships

The Nursing and Midwifery Office, ACT Health and the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) sponsor 2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Enrolled Nursing Scholarships each year.

Applications are invited twice per year in February and July to coincide with the start of semesters.

Funding is available for a 12-month calendar year under the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap on Indigenous Health Outcomes.

Please complete your application electronically using the links below and email to N-MScholarships@act.gov.au

Postgraduate Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships

The postgraduate scholarships are to support the ongoing professional education and skill development of nurses and midwives across the health care sector. Scholarships for postgraduate tuition fees are offered to support clinical education, research, leadership and management scopes of practice.  

Applications are invited once per year, at the beginning of each calendar year.

Open: Now
Closes: 8 August 2022

Apply now

For more information, please contact the Nursing and Midwifery Office at N-MScholarships@act.gov.au

Professional Development Scholarships

The Professional Development Scholarship (new and additional to postgraduate scholarships) - replaces the Travel Scholarship.

ACT Health promotes a learning culture through the provision of the Nursing & Midwifery Scholarship Scheme to enhance the ongoing professional development and skill levels of staff across the organisation. The ACT Health Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development Scholarship Scheme is managed by the Nursing and Midwifery Office on behalf of the ACT Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer.

There will be two professional development scholarship rounds conducted per year. Consideration will be given to applicants who have undertaken a course or attended a conference in the first half of 2021 as we have not run a round in the first half of 2021.

An amount of up to $3000 will be awarded to cover costs of conference, course registration or innovation project.

For more information, please contact the Nursing and Midwifery Office at N-MScholarships@act.gov.au.

University of Canberra Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management & Graduate Certificate in Health Research

Graduate Certificate in Health Research

Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management

Staff employed in Allied Health, and Nursing and Midwifery positions in the ACT Health Directorate, Canberra Health Services or Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, have a wonderful opportunity made possible by the University of Canberra. This program is facilitated by the ACT Health Directorate, Office of Professional Leadership and Education in partnership with University of Canberra.

The University of Canberra scholarship offers a generous contribution towards the Graduate Certificate in Health Research or the Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management. (Eligibility and selection criteria apply)

The University of Canberra Graduate Certificate in Health Research supports clinician’s transition to health science research. The course explores subjects including epidemiology, how to perform statistical analyses, and the qualitative and quantitative practices of the research process.

The University of Canberra Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management explores leadership and management with specific respect to health. The course explores subjects including growing as a leader, resource allocation and priority setting, workforce management, and strategy, innovation and change.

The University of Canberra scholarship provides 50% of course fees for the program of study. Additional costs incurred (e.g. remainder of course fees, amenities fees etc) are payable by the student. ACT Health Directorate and Canberra Health Services applicants must complete the ACT Public Service Studies Assistance Application Form for Approval as a student and may be eligible for work area supported Study Leave. Applicants from Calvary Public Hospital Bruce should discuss study support options available with their supervisor.

Availability of this scheme is not guaranteed each year. When offered, a limited number of places are available and successful recipients are selected by a panel.

Scholarship applications are now closed. If offered, applications for scholarships to study in 2023 will open in November 2022.

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Page last updated on: 28 Jun 2022