About the Aboriginal Health Service Scholarship (Sponsored by MedicalDirector)

The purpose of this Scholarship is to foster and promote continuing training and professional development to Aboriginal Health Service employees, supporting a pathway to Practice Management.

This Scholarship provides for enrolment in the UNE Partnerships Diploma of Professional Practice Leadership.

This scholarship is offered in conjunction with the AAPM Walking Alongside Program which was developed in conjunction with Indigenous healthcare leaders. The Walking Alongside Program provides successful applicants with mentoring alongside their studies, enabling them to approach Practice Management with a link to quality and understanding of the culture.

This course may be completed via distance education only. Studies may commence at any time convenient to the student.

Criteria

In order to be considered as a candidate for this Scholarship, your application must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum two years working in an ACCHO/AMS
  • Currently employed in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Health Service
  • Be nominated and supported by your current employer

Important note: Though you must be employed in the sector, you do not need to be of an indigenous family background to apply for this scholarship.

Conditions

The following conditions apply for successful applicants. They will undertake to:

  • Complete the course of study within two years of announcement of the scholarship
  • Provide an article for publication in the AAPM National Journal, “The Practice Manager”
  • Provide an article for publication in the UNE Partnerships newsletter.
  • Promote the Aboriginal Health Service Scholarship program
  • Work alongside an AAPM Mentor to promote the role of Practice Manager within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthcare sector

NB: Scholarship recipients who fail to maintain any of the above criteria for the duration of the scholarship will forfeit the benefits of the scholarship.

How to Apply

Applications will open on  9 July and close on 17 August 2018.

A link to the application form for this scholarship will appear below between these dates. To complete the form, you will need the following documentation:

  • A submission describing why you should be granted a scholarship. The submission should include career history, professional goals for your future in Practice Management, service to the profession and any other relevant information.
  • A written statement showing your understanding of the AAPM Core Principles of Practice Management.
  • Your current Curriculum Vitae.
  • A Reference from your employer (or another relevant organisation’s CEO) who can attest to your ability to undertake a role in professional practice management.
  • A letter of recommendation from the person who is proposing your nomination
  • A letter of recommendation from the person who is seconding your nomination