Grants of up to $1,000 for clinical placements in a NSW public health facility are available if you're a NSW student studying a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery degree. These assist with the accommodation and travel expenses associated with your placement.

The amount of the grant is based on the distance between the GPO of your 'home' University campus and the GPO of the clinical placement.

Distance (one way) Amount
751km + $1,000
351 - 750km $600
150 - 350km $400

Grants are limited to one per calendar year.

Applications for clinical placement grants are open for 2 periods per calendar year:

  1. 24 February 2020 to 1 May 2020
  2. 27 July 2020 to 13 November 2020

You must submit an online application. Applications received any other way (e.g. post or email) won't be processed.

Applications including all required documents must be received by midnight on the closing date. Late applications will not be considered.
 
Hand-written and/or posted applications won't be accepted and applications not online will be considered unsuccessful.
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You'll be emailed with the outcome approximately four weeks after the closing date of your application.

Eligibility

You're eligible to apply for the grants if you:

  • are an undergraduate student enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing or a Bachelor of Midwifery degree doing a clinical placement in a public health facility in NSW
  • are a resident of NSW
  • are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia
  • are willing to participate in an evaluation or telephone survey about the NSW nursing and midwifery scholarship fund

You aren't eligible for a clinical placement grant if you're on a Rural Undergraduate scholarship from NSW Health in 2020.

Documents required

During the online application, you'll need to upload a document on university letterhead that includes written confirmation from your university coordinator of your placement:

  • location
  • dates
  • duration
  • semester (whether you're studying in semester 1 or semester 2 this year)

Selection

A selection panel awards these grants. Their decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

When will I know if my application is successful?

You'll be emailed about the outcome of your application by the end of June this year for funding period 1 applications and by the end of December this year for funding period 2 applications.

Please note that unexpected delays can occur.

How much money will I receive?

The amount of your grant is based on the distance between the GPO of your 'home' University campus and the GPO of the clinical placement. You'll be emailed about this amount. 

When will I receive my grant payment?

It may take up to five weeks from your confirmation email to process payments into your nominated bank account. Please note that there are sometimes unexpected delays.

Payments cannot be made into credit card accounts.

What can I use my grant funding for?

Your scholarship funding is for travel and accommodation costs directly associated with clinical placements done as part of your Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery degree. The Health Education and Training Institute doesn't need receipts. However, you should keep these for taxation purposes.

What if I don't do the clinical placement?

If you don't do your clinical placement, you need to tell the Health Education and Training Institute in writing within seven days and you'll have to pay back the grant in full.

Income tax advice

No withholding tax has been deducted. Please seek independent taxation advice on implications.

Fringe benefits tax (FBT) advice

An FBT issue arises if you're an employee in the public health system and receive funding from the Health Education and Training Institute.

Please seek independent advice about your personal circumstances where necessary.

How to apply

Submit an Online Application

Please note this online application is not supported by mobile devices and laptops. If applying within the NSW Health network you may require your Stafflink ID (User Name) and password to access the application form.

For further information about this scholarship please contact the Senior Program Officer by email at MOH-Nscholar@health.nsw.gov.au or on (02) 9844 6570.​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Page Updated: Tuesday 15 September 2020
Contact page owner: Nursing and Midwifery