The Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Scholarship program offers development opportunities for:
- mental health nurses
- allied health professionals (including social workers, occupation therapists, psychologists and other allied health disciplines)
- alcohol and other drug (AOD) practitioners
- lived and living experience workers.
These scholarships help support workforce retention and contribute to building mental health and AOD workforces that deliver high quality treatment, care and support for consumers and their families, carers and supporters.
The scholarships also support continued learning and development to help build skills, knowledge, capabilities and career satisfaction.
Applications for Semester 1, 2024 will open from 15 September 2023 and close on 13 October 2023 (the full fee mental health nurse scholarships are open until late January 2024).
Included in the Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Scholarship Program are the following programs:
Scholarships support undergraduate and postgraduate study for lived and living experience workers and postgraduate study for mental health nurses, allied health professionals and AOD practitioners.
How to apply
The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) administers the scholarship program.
Mental health reform
The mental health and wellbeing workforce are the critical enablers of reform. We rely on their skills and expertise to provide treatment, care and support to Victorians, and to improve our reforming system.
Mental health sector reforms are creating more jobs, services, education, training and career development opportunities across the state, including regional and rural Victoria.
Reviewed 14 September 2023