Scholarships

The National Centre for Farmer Health will provide a limited number of scholarships to financially assist students who would like to undertake further study in area of Agricultural Health and Medicine. Scholarships are open twice yearly to applicants who enrol in core units HMF701 (Agricultural Health and Medicine) and or HMF702 (Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities) either as part of their Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Health and Medicine, or as an elective at Deakin University or other university post-graduate course.

There are three categories of scholarships, valued at $1,650, to be used by successful applicants to subsidise travel, accommodation and/or unit fees.

National Centre for Farmer Health Scholarship Categories 2021 – Applications close 1|11|2020

  1. Open
  2. Veterinarians, Optometrists or Psychologists
  3. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
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Scholarship Selection Criteria

Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enrol in HMF701 or HMF702 to be eligible for a scholarship. Individuals living or working in rural and remote areas, and postgraduate students, who do not have access to financial support from either their workplace or other funding agencies, are encouraged to apply.

Country Women’s Association Agricultural Health and Medicine Full Scholarship 2021 – Applications close 1|11|2020

The National Centre for Farmer Health supported by The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. is offering a ground-breaking full scholarship for study in the Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine (H522).  The funding will cover most costs associated with enrolment at Deakin University.

Background

The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc. is an organisation of women supporting women, children and families right across Victoria. It’s a vibrant, self-funded, volunteer philanthropic organisation with a focus on friendship, personal development and advocacy.

Who should apply?

Rural and remote women with an interest and commitment to rural healthcare and building resilience within their communities are encouraged to apply.
This course will improve and strengthen their understanding of the social, environmental, physical and mental health factors that result in higher rates of injury, illness and death in rural and remote communities. Preference will be given to applicants who do not have access to financial support from either their workplace or other funding agencies.

What is Agricultural Health and Medicine?

The Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine (GCertAgHealthMed) is a first in Australia. Delivered through Deakin University, the course delivers specialist knowledge and skills to students currently employed, or wishing to gain employment, in rural and remote health-related professions.

This course aims to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to improve the social, physical and mental health of agricultural workforces and farming women, men and children across Australia.

The dynamic course material shifts focus with the changing nature of challenges faced by rural and remote agricultural communities. The interdisciplinary and real-time nature of the GCertAgHealthMed will highlight what is needed to improve the determinants of health in farming communities both in Australia and abroad. You will learn about the interplay between diverse topics that span environmental, social, physical and mental health in addition to community stressors that impact on the wellbeing of rural and remote communities.

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Conditions

The scholarship will be paid in instalments, one at the beginning (census date) of each of the 4 units completed, and the second upon successful completion. Recipients of the Country Women’s Association scholarship must agree to:

  • enrol in H522 by the 14 December 2020,
  • attend at least two events or discussion events at the invitation of the Country Women’s Association of Victoria, and
  • be contacted for publicity purposes.
Application Process

Applications must be received by 1 November 2020 via the online application at www.farmerhealth.org.au. Applications will be shortlisted by mid November 2020 and scholarships awarded by early December. Successful applicant must have completed their enrolment by 14 December 2020.

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Important Information

For more information on this unit, the topics covered or on the application process, please contact:

Dr Jacquie Cotton
Unit Chair
(03) 5551 8585