Applications for the 2023 enrolment open on Monday 17 October 2022 and close on Friday 2 December 2022.

We value recruiting, retaining and developing the skills of registered nurses working within mental health services of the NSW public health system.

We offer scholarships of up to $8,000 to registered nurses who are doing the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) AMHS course.

These scholarships help with educational expenses directly associated with postgraduate study and are open to nurses working in full or part-time permanent positions within mental health services in the NSW public health system.

Scholarships will be offered under the Clinical Studies category.

You can apply for this postgraduate scholarship if you're enrolled to study the AMHS course offered by HETI in 2023.

The AMHS course is specialised in one of the following areas:

  • perinatal and infant
  • child and adolescent
  • adult
  • older person

If you're doing postgraduate studies offered by other education providers, you should apply for the nursing postgraduate scholarships which open late November 2022.

Postgraduate scholarships for the AMHS course offered in 2023 are a single payment. The amount depends on the postgraduate qualification that you're studying. 

Scholarships contribute to the cost of courses at the following levels:

Postgraduate qualification​ ​Amount
Graduate Certificate​ ​$3,000
Graduate Diploma​ ​$6,000

Masters Program​


These postgraduate scholarships are funded by the Nursing and Midwifery Office (NaMO).

Terms and conditions

You can only get one scholarship per program of study

For example:

Ms Jones gets a $6,000 scholarship in 2023 to undertake a Graduate Diploma in the AMHS (Perinatal and Infant) course. She finishes the Graduate Diploma. In 2025 she decides to 'upgrade' to the AMHS Masters qualification in Perinatal and Infant. She can't apply for a scholarship because the first one was also for Perinatal and Infant, which is the same program of study.

You can only get one scholarship in a three-year timeframe

For example:

Ms Jones enrols in a Graduate Diploma in 2023 and plans to do the course over three years. If she got $6,000 for study in 2023, she can't apply for another scholarship until 2025.


you can't get these scholarships if:

  • you've already got a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) scholarship
  • you aren't enrolled in an AMHS program of study offered by HETI
  • you're doing post graduate courses outside the AMHS provided through HETI

Can I apply?

All scholarship categories have specific criteria that can be found in the Scholarship categories, essay requirements and marking criteria - HETI AMHS course webpage.

You also have to meet the following criteria for all categories:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • be currently employed and working permanently full-time or part-time as a registered nurse within mental health services of the NSW public health system
  • be enrolled in the 2023 AMHS course (award only) offered by HETI
  • not have received a scholarship from the Nursing and Midwifery Office either in the last three years or for the same program of study
  • be willing to take part in an evaluation or telephone survey about the scholarship


In addition to your essay, you are required to provide the following two (2) documents to support your application. These documents are to be received by HETI by 2 December 2022:

  • Official confirmation of your 2023 enrolment in the AMHS course offered by HETI
  • A letter from your employer in the following format:
    • on Health Service letterhead from your employee services department or immediate manager
    • must be dated and signed (within the last 3 months)
    • your name
    • the title of your position
    • your employment status (full-time or part-time)
    • how long you have been employed in this position

Online application

Please read the entire terms and conditions, and frequently asked questions, before proceeding to the Online Application Form.

Applications open on 17 October 2022 and close at midnight on 2 December 2022.

You must complete all parts of the application form and include your essay and supporting documents with your application form. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

We recommend that you write your essay in a Word document and save it before you copy and paste your essay in the application form. If you require more space for your essay then please include it separately with your application form.

After you have emailed your application to you'll get an email with confirmation of receipt and your application ID number, for your records.

Frequently asked questions

The Frequently Asked Questions webpage provides answers to common queries relating to these scholarships.

Further information

All successful applicants may be required to participate in an evaluation or telephone survey regarding scholarships provided by HETI.

For further information about this scholarship, please contact the Senior Program Officer by email at

Current as at: Friday 14 October 2022
Contact page owner: Nursing and Midwifery