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Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning

The Mental Health Scholarship Scheme

The Queensland Health Mental Health Scholarship Scheme for study in 2016 opens 1st September 2015.

The Scheme provides financial assistance for completion of approved post graduate level university studies in mental health clinical practice that will enhance the capability of Queensland Health mental health staff.

Scholarships are awarded to Queensland Health clinicians, who are currently working closely with mental health consumers and are either:

Financial and study assistance

All scholarship recipients will receive up to $1,000 per subject for successful completion of study completed in 2016, up to a maximum payment of $5,000 for any individual per year.

Scholarship recipients who will not complete their program of study in one year must re-apply for a scholarship in the second year of study. Priority will be given to applications from previous scholarship recipients for their second year of study providing it is a continuation of the same program.

Eligible courses

The scheme supports two broad categories of postgraduate courses:

  1. Courses that lead to credentialing in mental health nursing.
  2. Courses that assist allied health professionals in enhancing advanced clinical mental health practice with a holistic, recovery-oriented, consumer focussed service delivery and that are:

- linked to national and state mental health policy, priorities and standards

- directly relevant to recognised and supported clinical practice in mental health

- focussed on clinical or direct service provision skills

- focussed on addressing identified workforce priorities such as skill shortages or the development of competencies.

Closing date

The Queensland Health Mental Health Scholarship Scheme application period closes Friday 9th October at 5:00pm, no applications will be accepted after this. The application period opens 1st September 2015

How to apply

  1. Familiarise yourself with the Guidelines for Applicantspdf

  2. Familiarise yourself with the National Mental Health Commission’s Strategies and Actions 2012-2015 

  3. Familiarise yourself with the Queensland Plan for Mental Health 2007-2017 

  4. Familiarise yourself with the 2016 selection criteria pdf

  5. Complete the application form wwwf

  6. Forward resume to mhscholarships@health.qld.gov.au

Important: Only electronic versions of the application form will be accepted.

Contact for further information

Leisa Flanigan
Mental Health Scholarship Scheme Coordinator
Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning
Locked Bag 500 Archerfield Qld 4108
07 3271 8838
Email: mhscholarships@health.qld.gov.auwebmail

Information to claim reimbursements for study

In order to claim reimbursement for your study you will need to complete the following:

  1. Download, complete, print and sign MHSS claim form pdf supply original.

  2. Download, complete, print and sign MHSS vendor form pdf supply original.

  3. Obtain invoice/statement/deferment/receipt for fees from your education institution – supply original.

  4. Supply a copy of your transcript of results.

  5. Mail all 4 items to:

Mental Health Scholarship Scheme Coordinator
Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning
Locked Bag 500 Archerfield Qld 4108

The Mental Health Scholarship Scheme Coordinator will email you when the documents have been received and submitted to the accounts payable department.

 

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Last Updated: 20 August 2015
Last Reviewed: 20 August 2015