Scholarships for Early Childhood Professionals

Funding opportunities for early childhood professionals.

Maternal and child health scholarships

A scholarship program is available to encourage eligible nursing professionals to become a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) nurse.

The scholarships on offer are up to $10,000.

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

Applications are now closed

Information on how to apply, and the terms and conditions, can be found in the:

Applications open 1 September 2017 and close 15 October 2017. 

Questions regarding the MCH Scholarships can be emailed to: mch@edumail.vic.gov.au​

Existing and past scholarship recipients

For more information for existing and past scholarship recipients, contact 1300 651 662 or email early.years.workforce@edumail.vic.gov.au

Early Childhood Scholarships for Aboriginal People

Please be advised that scholarships are no longer available through the Early Childhood Scholarhsips for Aboriginal People.

Since 2012, the Early Childhood Scholarhsips for Aboriginal People program has awarded 90 scholarships for Victorians to attain or upgrade an early childhood qualification. These scholarships have supported the quality improvement of the Victorian early childhood education and care workforce.

Early Childhood Qualifications Fund

Please be advised that scholarships are no longer available through the Early Childhood Qualifications Fund.

Since 2010, the Early Childhood Qualifications Fund has awarded more than 2,600 scholarships to Victorian educators to attain or upgrade an early childhood qualification. These scholarships have supported the quality improvement of the Victorian early childhood education and care workforce.

Please be advised that scholarships are no longer available through the Early Childhood Qualifications Fund.