Mental Health Nursing, Allied Health and Psychology Scholarships in Australia.

Mental Health Nursing, Allied Health and Psychology Scholarships in Australia.

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The Mental Health Nursing, Allied Health and Psychology Scholarships Program is an Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care initiative. The program provides a range of scholarships for mental health nurses, allied health professionals and psychologists to undertake studies in mental health related fields.

The Allied Health Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scholarship provides up to $1,500 for allied health professionals working or intending to work within the mental health sector to attend a short course, conference or workshop in 2023. 5% of scholarships will be prioritised to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.


Applications are now open and closes on 11:59pm AEST, Monday 10 October 2022.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship an applicant must be:

  • an Australian Citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • are a qualified allied health professional (including psychology), who is either registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency or eligible to register with their professional body
  • works in the mental health sector which includes primary care, community care, psychiatric hospitals, mental health units and aged care services
  • undertaking a course, which commences or is continuing in 2023 at the following level:
    — Short courses
    — Conferences
    — Workshops.

All courses must be relevant to the applicants work in the mental health sector and enhance expertise in mental health and suicide prevention.

Value of the scholarship

The scholarships are for funding up to $1,500. Scholarship funding should be considered a contribution/subsidy towards the total costs of the course, workshop or conference.

Funding can go towards the following areas:

  • course fees/registration fees
  • travel costs
  • accommodation costs
  • textbooks.

These funds are considered a contribution towards the recipient’s activity costs. It is expected that the recipient will meet some of the costs themselves.