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New postgraduate mental health scholarships

New postgraduate mental health scholarships

If you’re enrolled in a semester one 2021 postgraduate mental health course you might be eligible for one of 70 new Victorian Government scholarships.

Based on the availability of funds, the scholarships will cover the full cost of course fees for a graduate diploma or masters in mental health nursing, including the gap for those enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place.

The scholarships are part of the Victorian Government’s implementation of the mental health royal commission interim report recommendations. This includes addressing workforce shortages and provision of more training and recruitment pathways.

Additionally, the government have announced over 80 new graduate mental health nurse positions to expand the program along with 35 extra senior nurse educators to support graduate mental health nurses, with positions prioritised in rural and regional Victoria.

Applications close Monday 19 April 2021.