The Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) Scheme assists selected students with a rural background to study medicine at university. In addition to their rural background, RAMUS scholarship holders are selected on the basis of financial need and demonstrated commitment to working in rural Australia in the future.
Applications for the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA) Rural and Remote Nursing and Midwifery Professional Development (PD) Grants 2021 are now open. They are intended to assist rural and remote nurses and midwives to offset the costs of undertaking continuing professional development.
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and is designed to improve access to services needed in remote and rural areas across Australia by supporting an increase in skills, capacity and/or scope of practice.
The Program is being delivered by a consortium of Rural Workforce Agencies (RWAs), led by Health Workforce Queensland. The consortium comprises:
Health Workforce Queensland
NSW Rural Doctors Network
Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
Rural Doctors Workforce Agency of SA
Rural Health West
Northern Territory PHN
The NRHA managed Stream 2 of the Rural Health Continuing Education program that supported continuing professional development (CPD) for health professionals working in more remote areas.
From 2010 to 2015, RHCE2 provided support to 119 projects which helped around 8,500 health professionals. This work strengthened our understanding of an increasingly important workforce development and retention strategy – one which will be critical in addressing future workforce issues. Funding for this program ceased in 2015.