A new program to help attract and retain students studying nursing, midwifery and allied health tertiary qualifications in the ACT is now available.
The Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Study Incentive Program will offer support to new and existing students studying eligible qualifications at the University of Canberra and Australian Catholic University.
It has been developed in consultation with university partners to ensure the ACT can attract and retain healthcare students in an increasingly competitive market.
The program will be administered by each university and comprise two separate payments:
- Cost of Living Stipend: up to $3000 per annum over three years to eligible students commencing their studies in 2024 to ease cost of living pressures while studying.
- Placement Support Grants: up to $1000 per clinical placement for eligible students studying eligible qualifications to provide financial support during their placements.
These payments will help ease some of the financial burden on health students and allow them to focus on their studies.
The program will target domestic students in undergraduate and/or postgraduate qualifications where there is a critical workforce need in the ACT across allied health, nursing and midwifery degrees.
Students who may be eligible are encouraged to speak to their university representatives who will be administering the application process: