SA Health nurses and midwives study assistance program

SA Health is committed to building a valued, capable and sustainable nursing and midwifery workforce. The SA Health Nurses and Midwives Study Assistance Program provides financial subsidy as support to Registered Nurses, Midwives and Enrolled Nurses who demonstrate a commitment to professional practice that is aligned to health care priorities.

SA public sector nurses and midwives are provided with a professional allowance to assist with undertaking professional development as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) under the Nursing/Midwifery (South Australian Public Sector) Enterprise Agreement 2022. This allowance is paid into salary on a fortnightly basis and can be used to pursue studies in nursing and midwifery.

Applications for 2023 academic year

  • applications Open 17 April 2023
  • applications Close 29 May 2023
  • applicants Notified mid July 2023
  • transcript submissions due by 1 February 2024
  • payment April 2024

Nurses and midwives must be studying to attain one of the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma - Enrolled Nurses
  • Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery (pre-registration) - Enrolled Nurse pathway
  • Bachelor of Midwifery/Master of Midwifery - Registered Nurse pathway
  • Graduate Certificate*, Graduate Diploma or Master’s Degree - Registered Nurse or Midwife

2023 Clinical Priority Areas:

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Critical and Emergency Care
  • Mental Health

2023 Non Clinical Priority Areas:

  • Health Services Management
  • Digital Health
  • Education

*Out of scope- Graduate Certificate in Nursing, Midwifery or Nursing-Mental Health (undertaken at UniSA as part of the funded SA Health Skills and Training Package 2022-2025-Clinical Specialisation Program)

SA Health Nurses and Midwives Study Assistance Program prospectus and Frequently Asked Questions

Submit your transcript

All applications must be submitted using the Nursing and Midwifery portal.

Please note you will be required to use your personal SA Health login/HAD, on a workplace computer to begin and complete the application process.

Other scholarship opportunities

For SA Health supported nursing and midwifery scholarship opportunities please refer to:

The 2023 SA Health Nurses and Midwives Study Assistance Program is available to Public Sector Nurses and Midwives only.


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