Rural Health Continuing Education


RHCE Program - Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Stream Two - program finishes 31 December 2015

Stream 2 of the RHCE program provides grants in support of continuing professional development (CPD) in rural and remote areas for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, allied health professionals, general practitioners and nurses. The program emphasises inter-disciplinary CPD undertaken in more remote areas.

RHCE2 is administered by the National Rural Health Alliance on behalf of the Department of Health.

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RHCE Program - Rural Health Continuing Education (RHCE) Stream One

The RHCE Stream One Sub-Program provides Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for individual specialists and groups of specialists in rural and remote locations in Australia, with a focus on activities that encourage multidisciplinary team based training.

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Nursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme (NAHRLS)

Can't get away to do your Continuing Professional Development training? Apply to NAHRLS for someone to fill in for you while you are away. The Australian Government has established the Nursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme (NAHRLS) to support nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in rural and remote Australia to get away to do the professional development training they need to continue their vital work.

The NAHRLS will find you and your workplace a suitable locum for the period you are away and cover the associated costs of the locum’s accommodation, travel, meals and daily allowances. Organisations pay the base locum rate.

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Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)

Are you a health professional who cares for people with a life-limiting illness? You could benefit from PEPA clinical learning opportunities and education, including placements in specialist palliative care services and palliative approach workshops. PEPA is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and there are NO FEES for attendance. Funding is available as a contribution towards backfill (payment is made to your employer) and to offset travel and accommodation costs. CPD points available.

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