A 2018 Victorian Government election commitment and 2019 Victorian state budget announcement, the Standing with our Hardworking Health Services Staff - Health Services Worker Training Fund (the Fund) aims to support the careers of our frontline health service workers.

The Fund will provide scholarships, across two years, to the value of $10,000 each, to support education and training for 100 currently employed frontline health services workers, and will provide capped funding (at 25% of the scholarship amount) to supplement employee wages while on this training.

The Fund will enable non-clinical frontline health service workers to undertake education and training to improve their skills, increase worker satisfaction and add further value to our health services.

Frontline health service workers refers to health service employees such as hospital cooks, orderlies, cleaners, security officers, administrative staff and other non-clinical support workers.

The department is now seeking invited expressions of interest from Health Services via the attached Health Services Worker Training Fund Funding Guidelines and Application Form for 2019/20.

For further information email nmw@dhhs.vic.gov.au.