Aged Care Nursing Scholarships - Postgraduate


Aged Care Nursing Scholarships: Postgraduate is funded by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Health and Ageing. 

Aged Care Nursing Scholarships: Postgraduate is an Australian Government initiative supporting registered nurses who work within the aged care sector to undertake postgraduate studies at an Australian tertiary institute. 
Under this scheme there are places set aside for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Application dates

Applications will open on Monday 1 July 2013 for study in 2014.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for a postgraduate scholarship applicants must: 
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia 
  • be a registered nurse with current registration
  • be directly employed in and by an Australian Government funded approved provider of:
       o a residential aged care service
       o community aged care service
       o multipurpose service
       o Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flexible service.
  • deliver some direct care 
  • be intending to undertake postgraduate studies relating to the care of older people including but not limited to: clinical gerontology, behavioural management, dementia care, wound care, continence care, palliative care and infection control.  Leadership and management courses are also considered eligible. 
Applicants who have commenced study prior to the opening of the current round will be considered. However, successful applicants will only receive funding for study undertaken from 2013 onwards.

Please note applicants already receiving a scholarship funded by the Australian Government, which is administered by ACN are ineligible.
If you are a New Zealand citizen, please click here to determine your eligibility for this scholarship.

Value of a scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded as a contribution toward the cost of postgraduate courses at the following levels:
  • Honours level studies 
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Masters.
The scheme provides financial assistance in the form of a scholarship worth up to a total of $15,000 per year for two years full time study ($30,000 in total), or $7,500 per year  for up to four years part time study.

Funding will not be available for courses studied outside Australia. These scholarships are not bonded.

Need more information?

For clarification of your eligibility under this scheme please contact ACN:
p 1800 11 66 96

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