Training and education for nurses and midwives


The Northern Territory Health has a number of programs and scholarships available to help nurses and midwives.

Training and education opportunities include:

  • for registered nurses and midwives, the employed model program provides paid employment in the Territory, while you undertake two-year, part-time study through Charles Darwin University (CDU).
  • For nurses and midwives, the Nursing and Midwifery Scholarship could help you pay for your studies.

Employed model programs

Applications for the 2022 Employed Model Programs are now open.

NT Health is offering its Bachelor of Midwifery Employed Model Program and has expanded its post graduate nursing and midwifery Employed Model Programs which are a unique initiative of NT Health and recognised university providers that offer registered nurses and registered midwives paid work in the NT while they study.

To apply for the programs you must:

  • Be eligible for employment with NT Health; and
  • Meet university course enrolment criteria.

Interested? Don’t delay. Employed Model Programs are advertised on for a short time only. Program application closing dates vary. Continue reading for more information.


The NT Health Employed Model Program supports students to meet the clinical requirements of the CDU’s Bachelor of Midwifery while employed as a registered nurse/student midwife working in the Royal Darwin Palmerston Hospital Maternity Unit.

2022 Charles Darwin University and Royal Darwin Hospital RN Midwifery Student Employed Model Information Sheet DOCX (56.4 KB)

Am I eligible to apply?

If you hold current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) as a Registered Nurse with at least one year post graduate experience, recent experience in the acute care area and are enrolled or are eligible to enrol at Charles Darwin University (CDU) in the Bachelor of Midwifery course, you meet the minimum requirements to apply.

How to apply?

Apply online

Applications close Thursday 16 September 2021.

Royal Darwin Palmerston Hospital is offering registered nurses and registered midwives paid employment while undertaking study in a speciality area post graduate course through a recognised university provider.

The courses are delivered online with clinical competency requirements.

For more information about the Employed Model Programs for registered nurses and midwifes see contact details in the Information Sheets.

Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships

About the scholarships

NT Health is offering scholarships to nurses and midwives who are completing post-registration studies. The scholarships are available to nurses and midwives continuously employed by NT Health for two years or more in a nursing or midwifery position greater than 0.5 full time equivalent (FTE).

The aim of the scholarships is to provide NT Health nurses and midwives with financial assistance to complete a course of study leading to an academic qualification. Scholarships are awarded through a competitive selection process and not all applicants will be awarded a scholarship.

The scholarship will not cover all costs associated with a course of study.

Key Dates

  • Applications Open: 30 August 2021
  • Applications Close: 11 October 2021
  • Applicants Notified: 29 November 2021

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Be continuously employed by NT Health for two years or more in a nursing or midwifery position greater than 0.5 FTE
  • Have their manager’s support for undertaking the course of study.
  • Be currently enrolled and participating in the course of study
  • Have successfully completed at least 25% (or equivalent) of the course of study

To apply for a scholarship please follow these steps:

Step 1: Read the Business Rules DOCX (196.8 KB), and Frequently Asked Questions PDF (188.4 KB).

Step 2: Have the following documents ready to submit with your application:

All applicants:

Step 3: Complete and submit your online application.

Apply online

  • All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online before the closing date.
  • Applications that are mailed, emailed or faxed will not be accepted.
  • Log in with your NTG email

Scholarships will consist of a single payment to successful applicants, dependent on the academic qualification. The 2021 scholarship amounts are detailed in the following table:


2021 Scholarship Amount

Charles Darwin University Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery (NT Health Enrolled Nurses only)

Up to 50% of tuition fees*

Advanced Diploma


Graduate Certificate


Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)


Graduate Diploma


Master’s Degree


*Tuition fees only, excludes student services and amenities fees.

The 2021 Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships Business Rules ensure the provision and allocation of the scholarship funds is an accountable and transparent process.


Office of Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Phone: 1800 000 648