Aboriginal Health Worker Training Scholarship

Applications for this round of scholarships are now closed and are under review.
If applicants would like to get in contact for their application please email the Workforce Development Team at workforce@vaccho.org.au.

VACCHO in partnership with the Department of Health is providing scholarships to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their professional development.

Training scholarships valued at up to $4,000 are available to Aboriginal health workers and practitioners to support one year of professional development activity.

Training scholarships are intended to remove the financial barriers to doing professional development training. Some examples of what training scholarships can help with are:

  • course tuition costs
  • education equipment costs
  • financial support to cover travel costs
    child minding costs.


Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health worker or practitioner looking to undertake professional development training? If you’re working within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) or Victorian public health service then you may be eligible to apply.

VACCHO are managing the Aboriginal Health Worker Training Scholarship Program on behalf of the Department of Health.