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Current Grant Opportunity View - GO5223

Health Workforce Program - Aged Care Nursing and Allied Health Dementia Scholarships

Contact Details

Health Grants Team

02 6289 5600



Department of Health
Close Date & Time:
2-Dec-2021 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
191006 - Scholarships
Secondary Category:
101001 - Aged Care
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Closed Non-Competitive

FO Reference:


This grant opportunity will expand the Aged Care Nursing Scholarship Program with scholarships to support personal care workers, nurses and allied health practitioners intending to study Dementia Care. The 2021-22 Budget Measure - Growing a Skilled and High-Quality Workforce to Care for Senior Australians, announced $26.154 million to invest in a skilled aged care workforce.

The Aged Care Nursing component will allow for a minimum of 1200 places over three years for personal care workers and nurses to study Dementia Care.

The allied health component will allow for a minimum of 300 places over three years for allied health professionals to study Dementia Care.

To view the grant opportunity documents, please select the red "GO Documents" button on the left hand side.


To be eligible you must be the listed organisation: 

Australian College of Nursing, ABN: 48 154 924 642 

Rationale for Invitation: 

The eligible organisation is invited to apply for this grant opportunity as they have been assessed to have:

* demonstrated capability to deliver the project activities in the project locations 

* existing infrastructure and relationships to support the project activities 

* appropriate cultural awareness 

* community linkages 

* experience, knowledge and capability to deliver the project objectives and outcomes.

Australian College of Nursing (ACN) are the national leader of the nursing profession in Australia and are uniquely placed to continue their significant role in the development and support of the nursing sector. ACN advocate for the nursing profession and are responsible for advancing the profession through nurturing leaders and providing leadership in nursing practice and standards.

ACN has developed significant expertise in the delivery of scholarships, currently administering three schemes on behalf of the Australian Government. ACN is the current administrator of the Australian College of Nursing Scholarship program and has been managing these scholarships since 2011.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Instructions for Application Submission:

Via Email: Submit your application to with the email subject line “GO5223 Application” followed by your organisation name.

If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, please contact the department on (02) 6289 5600.

Other Instructions:

Please only submit your application in .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx or .pdf format. Applications cannot exceed 20MB. Macros, zip or password protect applications or attachments are not accepted.

Contact Details

Health Grants Team

02 6289 5600