Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) is a 2009-10 Budget measure that consolidates a range of existing nursing and allied health scholarship programs to improve the consistency of program design and delivery.

Page last updated: 12 December 2012

The objectives of the consolidated NAHSSS are to:

  • Increase the health workforce by facilitating the entry of jobseekers and youths interested in pursuing a career in nursing or the allied health professions;
  • Facilitate the continued professional development of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals; and
  • Encourage the pursuit of a health career in both geographic areas and professions where there are shortages.

Scholarships will be available in the health professions of nursing and allied health in the following streams:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Continuing professional development; and
  • Clinical placements.

The nursing and midwifery element of NAHSSS is administered on behalf of the department by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). For more information, visit the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) website or free-call 1800 117 262.

The allied health element of NAHSSS is administered on behalf of the department by Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH). For more information, visit the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) website or free-call 1800 338 061.