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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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme

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

Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Health Scholarships

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.

Indigenous Health Workforce Traineeships program

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.

Indigenous Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (IPEPA)

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.

Nursing and allied health scholarships

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.

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme

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.

Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professional organisations

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.
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