Rural Health Workforce Australia is the peak body for the state and territory Rural Workforce Agencies. Our not-for-profit Network attracts, recruits and supports health professionals for rural and remote communities.

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Win a HESTA Scholarship to Cairns

HESTA is giving 10 Rural Health Club members the chance to rub shoulders with leaders in Australian rural and remote health through a new scholarship in partnership with Rural Health Workforce Australia.

The scholarship winners will be funded to attend the 14th National Rural Health Conference in Cairns, Far North Queensland, from 26-29 April 2017 - including return airfares, four nights' accommodation and conference registrations.

The conference, hosted by the National Rural Health Alliance, is Australia's pre-eminent event for people committed to better health and wellbeing in rural and remote communities.

Keynote speakers include Dr David Gillespie, Assistant Minister for Health; Shadow Health Minister, Catherine King; Janine Mohamed, CEO of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives; and Dr Mark Wenitong, Medical Director of the Apunipima Cape York Health Council.

The HESTA scholarships are available for medical, nursing and allied health students who belong to Rural Health Clubs affiliated with the National Rural Health Student Network. At least one is reserved for a student of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

Successful candidates will be selected with particular emphasis on their commitment to practising in rural Australia.

Scholarship applications open on Wednesday 8 March 2017 and close at 5pm AEDT on Monday 20 March 2017.

Winners will be announced on Monday 27 March 2017.

TERMS & CONDITIONS (please read before applying)


Main photo courtesy Cairns Regional Council (copyright)