Country Health SA scholarships

Country Health SA is committed to providing a range of high quality health services to meet the needs of people living in country South Australia. 

All scholarships available through Country Health SA reflect our strong commitment to providing high quality health care in rural and remote areas of South Australia.

This information is applicable to:

  • Country Health SA Community Support Workers Scholarships
  • Undergraduate Scholarships: current scholarship recipients, high school leavers, current and future undergraduate university students.
  • Country Health SA Employee Scholarships: Country Health SA employees studying a postgraduate qualification at university or studying a Cert IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice or Cert IV in Clinical Coding.

Applying for a Scholarships – 2019 intake

Community Support Worker Scholarships – Applications open now

community support worker scholarships - applications are now openAre you looking to start or change your career? Can you see yourself supporting older people and/or people living with disability to remain independent and connected to their communities, whether living in their own home or residential care? If you answered yes, then this scholarship program may be for you.

Country Health SA is the largest provider of aged and disability care across regional South Australia and we are committed to developing a workforce with specialised skills and knowledge to meet current and future workforce needs.

The Country Health SA Community Support Worker Scholarships Program provides scholarship recipients with a qualification in Certificate III in Individual Support in either Home and Community, Aged Care, Disability or a combination of two/three certificates.

The scholarships are open to individuals who have lived in country South Australia for at least three years. Country residents who work part-time for Country Health SA are also eligible to apply.

Applicants must be available to study from March 2019 for a 24 week period.

Training will be offered in the following Country Health SA locations:

  • Barmera

  • Mount Barker

  • Naracoorte

  • Port Augusta

  • Port Lincoln

  • Wallaroo.

Working in aged and/or disability care requires certain capabilities, to understand what is involved and the likely demands of the role please refer to the Job Capacity Statement (PDF 295KB).

The role description (PDF 152KB) provides more information about what is involved in working in this sector.

Community Support Workers are also sometimes referred to as Direct Care Attendants/Assistants or Direct Care Workers, Personal Care Attendants, Care Workers, Community Care Workers or Residential Care Attendants.

We hope recipients who successfully complete the training go on to gain employment, however, we would like scholarship applicants to understand there is no guarantee of employment upon completion of their training.

For more detailed information, including how to apply, please read our Scholarship Guidelines (PDF 209KB).

Applications close Friday 22 February 2019. To apply please access the application form.

Now Open for Applications (Country Health SA Employees only)

Closed for Applications

  • Undergraduate Scholarship 
  • Employee Scholarship
  • Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Margaret Tobin Mental Health

  • Port Lincoln Scholarship

Applicants will be advised in January 2019 the outcome of their application.

Further information

If you are a future or current scholarship recipient and would like further information about scholarships, or would like change your contact details, please contact:

Country Health SA Scholarship Coordinator
PO Box 287 
Rundle Mall, South Australia 5000


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