RHCE2 grants are available for organisations and groups of individuals to access, develop or provide continuing professional development (CPD), continuing professional education (CPE), multi-disciplinary training or inter-professional learning (IPL) and orientation activities that meet the needs of:
- – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers,
- – allied health professionals,
- – general practitioners, or
- – nurses and midwives
practising in rural and remote areas of Australia.
The program will support cost-effective training that can encourage increased collaboration between professions and support the attraction and retention of health professionals in rural and remote areas. For details see the Guidelines page of the RHCE2 website. Please read the guidelines carefully before applying online for a grant. Multiple applications will be accepted but given the strongly competitive nature of the RHCE2 grants, no single entity will be given more than one grant. In 2011, priority will be given to funding gaps in existing arrangements for CPD and supporting initiatives that are demonstrated by evidence based research as needing urgent intervention.
Support can only be provided for programs that are:
- – accredited or endorsed by the relevant professional body or bodies,
- – directly relevant to the current employment of intended program participants in a rural or remote area, and
- – delivered in Australia.
If you have any comments or questions regarding the information above please the RHCE2 Program Manager, Wendy Downs, on (02) 6162 3374 or 1800 987 440 or email rhce AT ruralhealth.org.au