External Training & Support
This page features recommendations for additional educational resources, grants, scholarships and support programs our members have found useful to supplement SARRAH's offerings. We aim to connect members with tools that help build careers in rural and remote areas.
The Health Workforce Scholarship Program (HWSP) is for medical, nursing, midwifery, allied health, dental and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals, providing primary health care in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) sector, non-government organisations and private practice across Australia.
Apply now for funding to support the costs of completing postgraduate courses, short courses, workshops, conferences and seminars.

Many health professionals have little or no knowledge of the post-colonial legacies and cultural values of Aboriginal people, yet the impact of poor understanding undermines respect and compounds communication barriers. In recognition of this and the importance of two-way communication in health care, a project sponsored by WA Country Health Service and Disability Serivces Commission, undertaken by the Combined University Center for Rural Health, has resulted in the development of this program.The package which includes information, videos, activities and links to further resources consists of five self directed learning modules:

  • Culture, self and diversity
  • Aboriginal history
  • Working with Aborginal people
  • Providing clinical services
  • Improving cultural security.

This does NOT replace local culture orientation and education programs. Rather, it's a generic program providing a framework of information and associated links that can assist health professionals to develop a deeper understanding of Aboriginal cultural values and practices and promote culturally secure practice.

ClinEdAus aims to support high quality clinical placement experiences for allied health students and supervisors through the provision of open access, contemporary evidence-based clinical education resources that support clinical education across all allied health professions.
Established in 2001, ARHEN is the peak body which connects 11 University Departments of Rural Health (UDRHs) in rural and remote areas in every state and the NT in Australia.
The Eye & Vision Care Toolkit is a comprehensive package of resources designed to support stronger eye care systems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Importantly, this Toolkit was developed, tried and tested by working closely with a number of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. It is designed to guide and equip primary health care services, and the eye care practitioners or organisations they partner with, to provide timely and effective eye care for their patients.

HETI works closely with local health networks and other public health organisations and clinical training providers to develop and deliver clinical education and training across the NSW public health system.

This online Aboriginal Cultural Orientation package is designed for health professionals, health science students and people working in various health care settings. It aims to help you deepen your understanding of Aboriginal cultural values, beliefs and practices and subsequently enhance your delivery of culturally appropriate health services.
LifeTec Queensland is a leading provider of information, consultation, and education on assistive technology that can help individuals improve their quality of life and remain independent.
Medicare offers a range of online education resources for you and your practice staff to expand and refresh your knowledge about claiming under Medicare and prescribing under the PBS.
Available 24/7, Medicare online education services are a convenient option for you and your practice staff to stay informed at a time that’s convenient for you.
This campaign lead by the NSWRDN aims to support rural health professionals and encourage their own self-care during times of drought. The site brings together resources to support health professionals.
NEHTA has information for healthcare providers on their website.
Ultrasound Training Solutions offers a range of courses that cater to a number of specialist applications. On completion of the enrolment process you will be able to view and download course material and recommended pre-reading.

In 2013 the WACHS Allied Health Clinical Education Program undertook the development of an inter-profession eLearning Package with funding made available by Health Workforce Australia. The online package is free training, covering everything from planning, commencing, carrying and evaluating student placements. Designed for rural and remote allied health and nursing professionals and appropriate for both experienced supervisors and those new to supervision, the course can be completed singularly or together as a whole course. If you are a staff member of the WA Country Health Service access this package from the WACHS intranet.