Training and education for nurses and midwives

Mental health education studies assistance grants

Applications for the 2018 Round Two Mental Health Education Studies Assistance Grant Scheme have closed.

About the grants scheme

Mental Health Education Studies Assistance Grants are available to support eligible nurses, midwives and Aboriginal health practitioners with the costs of studying.

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.

The grants scheme supports the careers of nurses, midwives and Aboriginal health practitioners, that will contribute to increasing mental health literacy in health service delivery and ultimately health outcomes for Northern Territorians.

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 non-government originations) and be enrolled in mental health related tertiary studies, for example a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters or Doctorate.

Before you apply

NT Health is committed to ensuring a highly-skilled and sustainable workforce in one of the most culturally unique and rewarding environments in Australia and priority is given to applicants undertaking studies that address strategic workforce goals for improving health service delivery.

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

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

Read the Information Pack and the Frequently Asked Questions.

Submit your application

To apply for a grant 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 copy of your birth certificate or passport and permanent resident visa
  • Fee Assessment Notice from your registered training organisation
  • receipts for any expenses you plan to claim
  • AHPRA registration number
  • a completed statutory declaration form declaring:
    • whether or not you are in receipt of other education funding

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.


Chief Nursing and Midwifery Office
Phone: 1800 000 648

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Last updated: 22 February 2019