Mental health professionals in Victoria are able to access a range of benefits either through their employer or through the Department of Health & Human Services. These are outlined below.
Postgraduate Mental Health Nurse Scholarships
The Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) offers scholarships of up to $3,000 for registered nurses working in the Victorian public health sector to support postgraduate study in mental health nursing.
Scholarship funds are a contribution towards the cost of undertaking postgraduate studies in Semester 2, 2019 including tuition fees, student contributions, study loans (HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP), books and equipment, travel required to attend lectures and clinical placements, child care and other related study costs.
Those eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Nurse Scholarship must:
- be a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or New Zealand citizen
- be employed (or commencing employment) within mental health at a Victorian public health service
- be enrolled in a Semester 2, 2019 postgraduate program delivered by a university or accredited higher education provider that leads to a tertiary qualification in mental health nursing or a tertiary qualification that advances the applicant's knowledge, skills and capacity to provide effective mental health care.
Applications close Friday 12th July 2019 at 11:59PM.
Late applications will not be considered.
For more information, please contact the Scholarship Officer on (03) 9096 8311 / (03) 9096 7571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.