Key messages

  • The Department of Health & Human Services provides the Training and Development grant contributes to the costs associated with teaching, training and research in Victorian public health services.
  • The professional-entry student placements,  graduate funding, and postgraduate medical, nursing and midwifery funding streams support the development of Victoria’s future health workforce.

The Department of Health and Human Services (the department) provides Training and Development funding to Victorian public health services to contribute to the costs associated with teaching and training to support the development of a high-quality future health workforce for Victoria.

Multiple streams of funding are allocated to support the continuum of teaching and training activities including:

  • professional-entry student placements
  • transition-to-practice – early graduate positions (medical year one and two, nursing, midwifery and allied health)
  • postgraduate medical, nursing and midwifery positions
  • continuing nursing and midwifery education grants
  • other targeted workforce training and development programs

The Training and Development Funding - Program Guidelines available here provide details on the eligibility criteria, allocation approach and reporting requirements to assist health services to meet relevant conditions of funding.

These guidelines should be read in conjunction with the department policy and funding guidelines. – Volume 2: Health operations

Any queries regarding these guidelines should be directed to

Growth Funding – Diploma of Nursing Acute Clinical Placements

To support health services increase quality student placements for the Diploma of Nursing consequential to the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, additional funding has been provided by the Victorian Department of Education and Training and will be distributed to Victorian public health services by the department through an application process and one-off funding allocation.

Where it can be demonstrated that there is an increase in planned 2020 Diploma of Nursing clinical placement activity, and no decrease in other nursing and midwifery clinical placement activity from 2018 levels, the increased activity will attract additional funding per day.

For more information regarding this growth funding please see the funding guidelines and funding application form in the downloads section below.