The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) operated from July 2010 to June 2017 as a result of a 2009-10 Budget measure to consolidate a range of existing programs. In 2017 a final round of scholarships were issued in early for the academic year whilst the Federal Government transitioned administration of rural and remote allied health scholarships to a new program known as the Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) from July 2017. Students and allied health professionals who were awarded a scholarship prior to 2017 will continue to receive their funding until the conclusion of their agreement.
NAHSSS has promoted access to tertiary education, professional development support and clinical placements for nurses and allied health students and professionals. Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) administered the allied health component of the NAHSSS. The objectives of the NAHSSS included:
- Increasing the health workforce by facilitating the entry of jobseekers and youths interested in pursuing a career in nursing or the allied health professions
- Facilitating the continued professional development of nurses and allied health professionals
- Encouraging the pursuit of a health career in both geographic areas and professions where there are shortages
SARRAH issued allied health scholarships across the following scholarship streams:
- Undergraduate (Entry-Level)
- Clinical Psychology
- Continuing Professional Development
- Clinical Placement
If you are a current scholarship recipient who was awarded a scholarship prior to 2017 and require information about your obligations, please click on the appropriate scholarship stream above.