What is an INTRAIN scholarship?
INTRAIN scholarships are offered to Victorian Aboriginal people to assist them to complete degrees and diplomas in the areas of health, allied health and the community sector. The aim is to improve the general health and wellbeing of the Victorian Aboriginal community by increasing participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this sector.
Indigenous training and recruitment initiative (INTRAIN) scholarships were introduced to improve the diversity and responsiveness of the Victorian public, health and community sector by increasing employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
NTRAIN scholarships will assist eligible full time or part time students to study by providing a fortnightly living allowance to:
- Complete the last one or two years of an undergraduate course
- Complete the last one or two years of a postgraduate course
- Complete the final year of a diploma
- Complete a Certificate IV in Youth Justice
The department are offering a limited number of INTRAIN scholarships for 2013.
Who is eligible to apply?
To be eligible to apply for an INTRAIN scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
- Identify as Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.
- Be accepted by the community in which you live or have lived.
- Currently reside in Victoria or are based in Victoria.
- Desire to work for the department or sector.
- Study a course that is relevant to a career within the public, health or community sector.
- Will not be receiving any other financial assistance for your studies, other than Abstudy, for the duration of your INTRAIN scholarship (successful applicants will be required to provide a statutory declaration to prove this criteria).
- Will not undertake full time work.
- Be in the final one or two years of study.
- Not have previously received an INTRAIN scholarship.
Priority will be given in 2013 to those undertaking undergraduate, postgraduate, diplomas and certificate IV studies in the areas of health, allied health and human services including:
- Social work
- Community development
- Social science
- Dental and oral health
- Alcohol and drugs
- Health promotion
- Dual diagnosis
What is the scholarship entitlement?
The INTRAIN scholarship provides a fortnightly living allowance to students while they are studying. In 2013, the department are offering scholarships valued at $25,470 per year, paid on a fortnightly basis to successful applicants that are studying full time.
The department will offer reduced scholarships for part time students. The financial amount of the scholarship offered will be determined by the recipients study load.
What is the process for applying?
Students are required to:
- Review the guidelines
- Select the INTRAIN scholarship most relevant to their field of study
- Complete the application form (including Attachment A and additional information as per the checklist)
Completed applications should be forwarded to:
Aboriginal Employment Unit
Aboriginal Outcomes Branch
Department of Human Services
Level 27, 50 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
How are the scholarships awarded?
For further information, please contact:
Aboriginal Employment Unit on (03) 9096 7143 or email: email@example.com
Download documentsAllied Health InTrain Application Form
Allied Health InTrain Guidelines
Public Health InTrain Application Form
Public Health InTrain Guidelines