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$500 ANMF/HESTA clinical placement grants

$500 ANMF/HESTA clinical placement grants

ANMF recognises the sacrifices student members often make when undertaking their clinical placements. The Branch has been working with the Victorian Department of Health and others seeking urgent reform to address placement poverty.

We’ve also partnered with HESTA to provide 200 clinical placement grants, worth $500 each, to eligible student members. Conditions apply.

You must:

  • be an ANMF (Vic Branch) member
  • be in the last 12 months of a diploma of nursing, bachelor of nursing and/or midwifery
  • provide proof of course entry
  • provide proof of placement date/s and location/s

Apply before first round entries close Friday 31 May. You will need to log in with your member number and password.

If there are more applicants than grants available a ballot will be conducted. Successful recipients will be notified by mid-June and the monies will be transferred to your bank account late June.

ANMF advocating for students

At the 2022 ANMF student forum, student members reported the financial and social impacts of mandatory unpaid clinical placement. Since mid 2023, ANMF officials have been part of a clinical placement review with the state health department.

The 2023 Universities Accord, chaired by recently announced Governor General to be Ms Sam Moyston, was commissioned by the Albanese Government as part of their pre-election commitments. In February 2024, we welcomed the final report’s recommendation to pay students on placement, as part of tackling ‘placement poverty’, and will be lobbying the Albanese Government to implement this recommendation as a matter of priority.

At the ANMF’s 16th Biennial National Conference in October 2023, delegates passed a motion calling on the ANMF (Federal Office) to lobby the federal government to support the future nursing and midwifery workforce by providing funding for clinical placements. This motion came from the June 2023 Victorian Branch Delegates conference.