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Bursaries and scholarships

Nurse practitioner scholarships

Scholarships are available to assist registered nurses and midwives employed within the Western Australian public health system to undertake sexual health and/or blood-borne virus specialisation courses at a Nurse Practitioner level to advance knowledge and skills in their chosen field. The course must be undertaken at a Western Australian tertiary institution or recognised organisation. The value of these scholarships varies depending on the cost of the course and the number of successful applicants. However, if the demand for the scholarships exceed funding, priority will be given to nurses and midwives with greater than 2 years post registration experience.

Download a Nurse practitioner scholarship application form (Word 340KB)


Government and non-government organisations - professional development bursary

The Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program has limited funds available to assist people employed within Government and non-government organisations to attend sexual health or blood-borne virus related workforce education and training. Only people working within Western Australia are eligible to apply for a training bursary. Conference attendance will not be considered under this bursary program.

Download Government and non-government organisations application form (Word 337KB)

Sexual health post-graduate scholarships

Two scholarships are available to assist post-graduate or honours degree students to undertake applied research and/evaluation projects, sexual health and/or blood-borne virus (HIV, hepatitis C or hepatitis B) related projects. The research project must have a public health or social research focus that will contribute to the prevention of sexually transmitted infections or blood-borne viruses. Scholarships are worth $5000 each and applications for  2013 scholarships close  28 October 2013. For more information please see the application form below.

Download the sexual health post-graduate scholarship form (Word 346KB)

Organisation development grant

The Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program has limited funds available to assist Government services and non-government organisations to apply for an organisation development grant, focused on improving or developing sexual health or blood-borne virus related workforce training or services. Only services based within Western Australia are eligible to apply for a grant. Conference attendance will not be considered under this grant program.

Download an organisation development grant application form (Word 336KB)

Rural nurse clinical training update bursary

The B2 clinic, Fremantle Hospital, Infectious Diseases Department with the support of the Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) provides training updates in sexually transmitted infection and blood-borne virus clinical management for rural and remote nurses in Western Australia (WA). This training is provided for up to four (4) registered nurses working in rural and remote settings in WA each year at a time suitable to both B2 clinic staff and the rural nurse. The training is a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 days depending on the experience of the nurse. For more information please see the application form below.

Download a rural nurse clinical training update bursary application form (Word 346KB)

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