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The Nursing and Midwifery Office want to support, empower and develop our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery workforce. Postgraduate study is a chance to expand your knowledge into target areas that are particularly relevant to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Postgraduate scholarships create leadership opportunities and increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives practising and participating at higher levels in the profession.
If you’re an Aboriginal person currently working as a registered nurse or registered midwife in the NSW public health system, a postgraduate scholarship of up to $10,000 is available to support your postgraduate study and help with educational expenses.
Our postgraduate scholarships are offered in the targeted areas of:
To apply, you must be:
The application process opens each year in January. As part of the application process, applicants must complete an online application form and provide:
If your enrolment confirmation is unavailable at the time of application, please provide a brief letter indicating your intention to enrol and forward your enrolment confirmation as soon as possible so that your application can be progressed. Generic information about course subjects will not be accepted.
If you're doing postgraduate study which will lead to registration as a midwife, you must show proof of your employment at the same time in a recognised student midwifery position in a maternity service.
If you received a postgraduate scholarship in the past from the NSW Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship Fund, you also have to provide a copy of results.
For more information, please see the frequently asked questions. If you have any further queries, please email MOH-AboriginalNursing@health.nsw.gov.au or call us on 1800 155 325.