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Mental Health Scholarship Scheme

Mental health scholarship scheme

The Queensland Health Mental Health Scholarship Scheme applications will open in October 2019 for the 2020 study year. If you wish to be contacted when applications open, please email to be added to the mailing list.

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:
  • permanent employees of Queensland Health
  • temporary contract employees within Queensland Health who can demonstrate an ongoing commitment to Queensland Health and have written support from their Hospital and Health Service.

Financial and study assistance

All scholarship recipients will receive up to $1,000 per unit/subject for successful completion of study completed in 2019, up to a maximum payment of $5,000 for any individual per year. This maximum return of $1000 per unit/subject is allocated regardless of the amount of points the unit/subject is awarded. While the MHSS payment is up to $1,000 per unit/subject, claims are limited to the amount of subjects identified in your application. The MHSS covers tuition fees only, items such as administration fees and text books are not included.

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

Applications for the 2019 MHSS closed on 19 November at 5:00pm, applications received after this time will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Contact for further information

Mental Health Scholarship Scheme Coordinator
Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning
Locked Bag 500 Archerfield Qld 4108
07 3271 8838

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. First time claimants (or existing claimants with new banking details) must 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 four 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: 11 June 2019