Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce programs

A list of programs we fund that are relevant to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

This page lists programs that aim to build and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.

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  • This scholarship scheme encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake undergraduate or graduate entry studies in pharmacy at an Australian university.

  • We contribute funding to these scholarships that help students with their day-to-day expenses and provide mentoring support while they undertake a course in health-related professions.

  • The Indigenous Health Workforce Traineeships program aims to create viable career pathways and increase the number of skilled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in the primary health care sector.

  • IPEPA prepares mainstream and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals to deliver high quality, holistic and culturally responsive palliative care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their loved ones.

  • We fund a range of scholarship opportunities through the Australian College of Nursing including nursing, midwifery, aged care, undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships. Preference is given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

  • This scheme celebrates Dr Arnold ('Puggy') Hunter's contribution to Indigenous health. It provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students studying health-related disciplines at a university or TAFE, or with a registered training organisation.

  • We provide funding to 4 professional organisations that represent sections of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce. This initiative is part of the Stronger Rural Health Strategy.

Last updated: 
18 August 2021

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