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Scholarships, Cadetships and support

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme

Scholarships are now open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying entry level courses in 2017.

Eligible health professions are:

  • Aboriginal health work
  • Medicine (includes graduate entry level)
  • Allied health
  • Midwifery
  • Dentistry/oral health 
  • Nursing

For more information please visit the Australian College of Nursing's page


RMIT Ngarara Willim Centre

The Ngarara Willim Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples can support and encourage you throughout your studies. Ngarara Willim means ‘gathering place’ in the language of the Wurundjeri, the traditional custodians of the land where RMIT stands.

Click here to visit them.

Additionally, the following flyers may be helpful:

Ngarara Willim Centre Overview

Ngarara Willim Centre Access Program

Ngarara Willim Centre Scholarships

Ngarara Willim Centre Orientation

Ngarara Willim Centre Tutorial Programs


Graduate Women Victoria Scholarships

Graduate Women Victoria offers an annual program of scholarships and bursaries to female students enrolled in Victorian universities. Indigenous Scholarships are available, click here for more information.


Aboriginal postgraduate nursing and midwifery scholarships 

If you are working in a Victorian public or community health service, you may be eligible for a scholarship to support you to do postgraduate study.

Koolin Balit: Victorian Government strategic directions for Aboriginal health 2012-2022 outlines the Victorian Government’s strategic directions for Aboriginal health over the next ten years. Through this initiative, the department now funds postgraduate scholarships for Aboriginal Victorian registered nurses to undertake and complete a graduate certificate or graduate diploma.

Click here for more information