The Department administers a scholarship program to encourage eligible nursing professionals to become a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) nurse.
The scholarships on offer are up to $10,000 and are intended for nurses registered as both a Division 1 nurse and a midwife, and undertaking postgraduate study in maternal and child health nursing.
The aim of the scholarships are to assist eligible nursing professionals to complete further education in their chosen field of maternal and child health, and subsequently increase the quality and capacity of Victoria's maternal and child health nursing workforce.
Eligibility and entry requirements
Applicants for the Maternal and Child Health Nursing Scholarship program must be planning to or are currently undertaking one of the following courses, currently delivered by Latrobe University, or the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).
- Master of Nursing (Child, Family and Community) - Latrobe University
- Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health Nursing - RMIT
Entry requirements for courses include current registration as both a Division 1 nurse and a midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
How to apply
Information on how to apply, and the terms and conditions, can be found in the Maternal and Child Health Nursing Scholarship Guidelines. (pdf - 58.09kb) (docx - 111.55kb)
Applications open 1 September 2017 and close 15 October 2017.
Applications for the 2018 MCH Scholarships can be submitted online at https://mchscholarship.awardsplatform.com/ once the application period opens.
Questions regarding the MCH Scholarships can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.