CATSINaM Scholarships -Applications are open

Scholarships are available for three Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander SA Health nurses and/or midwives to attend the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) National Conference in 2024.


CATSINaM is the sole representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives in Australia. CATSINaM implements strategies to increase the recruitment and retention into nursing and midwifery professions.

The CATSINaM National Conference is being held in Walyalup, Western Australia, from 29 to 31 October 2024. The event brings together delegates to share information, while working towards an integrated approach to improving the outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

About the SA Health Scholarship

The SA Health Nursing and Midwifery CATSINaM Scholarships aim to foster and strengthen relationships between Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives and their peak body CATSINaM, and to build the capacity and capabilities of our workforce.

How to apply for a Scholarship

  1. Visit the CATSINaM website and read through the Conference information.
  2. Read the Prospectus - SA Health Nursing and Midwifery CATSINaM National
    Conference 2024 Scholarships (PDF 675KB).
  3. Discuss your application with your line manager and seek their endorsement.
  4. Complete these forms:
    1. Form 1 – CATSINaM Application & Terms and Conditions (DOC 629KB)
    2. Form 2 – Health Unit service endorsement (DOC 415KB)
    3. Talent Release Form - CATSINaM 2024 (PDF 484KB)
  5. Receive endorsement of your application from:
    1. direct line manager / supervisor; and
    2. the Local Health Network (LHN) Chief Executive Officer or Executive Director of Nursing / Midwifery (or equivalent for private, community and aged care sector applicants).
  6. Email your completed forms to:

Applications for the scholarships will open on Monday 25 March and close Monday 5.00 pm on 6 May 2024.

Important: Scholarship applicants must submit all required documentation in full and within the timelines outlined in the Prospectus (PDF 675KB). If you do not meet with timelines, your scholarship application may be declared incomplete and will not be eligible.

Scholarship application selection process

Scholarships will be assessed and awarded based on the recommendation of the CATSINaM SA Health Scholarships Selection Panel.

Where to find more information

Please email the SA Health Nursing and Midwifery CATSINaM Conference Scholarship Officer at or call the Nursing and Midwifery Office on (08) 8226 0813.