Registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives are life-long learners.
To assist with the cost of further education, ANMF (Vic Branch) provides financial grants to assist eligible members undertaking post-registration and postgraduate (certificate/ diploma) education.
Under the ANMF (Vic Branch) Nursing and Midwifery Fee Grant, member assistance totalling up to $500,000 is distributed each year.
The grants assist members with up to 80 per cent of the costs of tuition and course fees.
Each year ANMF provide’s information about preferred specialty areas of practice to encourage members to pursue clinical areas of greatest need such as midwifery.
Successful applications will need a confirmed enrolment and proof of payment as the grant will be ordinarily by way of reimbursement.
2019/20 fee grant applications are open
Applications for the 2019/20 grants open on 13 January 2020 and close at 5pm, 31 March 2020. Applicants will be advised on 29 May 2020.
To help Victoria build workforce capacity in areas of need, preference will be given to members undertaking study in the following specialties and areas of practice:
- perioperative or perianesthesia nursing
- postgraduate midwifery
- mental health nursing
- palliative care nursing
- renal nursing
- critical care nursing (intensive care unit/emergency/neonatal intensive care unit)
- maternal and child health
- addictive behaviours
- Advanced Diploma in Nursing
- Diploma of Alcohol and other Drugs for enrolled nurses.