Training and education for nurses and midwives

Mental health education studies assistance grants

Applications for Mental Health Education Studies Assistance Grants are now open. Applications close 6 April 2018.

The Northern Territory Department of Health provides grants for health care practitioners and students to expand their knowledge and skills in the area of mental health.

The scheme has two rounds during a calendar year that closely coincide with semesters one and two. Applicants are encouraged to apply for each semester in which they are undertaking study.

About the grants scheme

The grants scheme support the careers of nurses, midwives, Aboriginal health practitioners, in ensuring a highly-skilled and sustainable workforce in one of the most culturally unique and rewarding environments in Australia.

Under the scheme, you can be reimbursed for study costs such as:

  • course fees
  • reference books and textbooks
  • travel and accommodation for compulsory face-to-face residential course attendance.

How to apply

Who can apply

To apply for a Mental Health Education Studies Assistance Grants you must meet the eligibility criteria.

Requirements include:

  • applicants must have Australian citizenship or hold permanent residency or have New Zealand citizenship and hold a Special Category Visa (SCV)
  • be employed within an NT health service (public, private and NGO) and be enrolled in mental health related tertiary studies, for example a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters or Doctorate.

Before you apply

Priority is given to applicants undertaking studies that will contribute to increasing mental health literacy in health service delivery and ultimately health outcomes for Northern Territorians.

These priorities can change according to NT strategic directions. For the 2018 round, priority areas include:

  • Aboriginal students undertaking tertiary study related to mental health specialty areas
  • Non-Aboriginal students undertaking tertiary study related to mental health specialty areas.

Read the Information Pack and the Frequently Asked Questions

Submit your application

To apply for a scholarship follow these steps.

Step 1. Download and read the Information Pack.

Step 2. Have ready the following documents as your online application cannot be saved and returned to later.

  • a PDF or JPG file of your birth certificate or passport and permanent resident visa
  • Fee Assessment Notice from your education provider
  • receipts for any expenses you plan to claim, and
  • a completed Applicant Support Form.

Step 3. Submit your application through the online application form.

Please note all applications and supporting documents must be submitted online - mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

If you are not a Department of Health employee you should submit a Vendor Application Form (37KB) with your application to receive payment.


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Last updated: 28 February 2018