Clinical education

Clinical education and training for students, professionals and assistants in allied health is a large part of what we do. We work in partnership with higher education institutions to deliver quality education and training opportunities for the allied health community.

University of Canberra Graduate Certificate in Health Research Scholarship Program

Staff employed in Allied Health, and Nursing and Midwifery positions in the ACT Health Directorate, Canberra Health Services or Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, have a wonderful opportunity made possible by the University of Canberra that will support clinical research capability. This program is facilitated by the ACT Health Directorate, Office of Professional Leadership and Education in partnership with University of Canberra.

The University of Canberra scholarship offers a generous contribution towards the Graduate Certificate in Health Research. The scholarship provides support for Allied Health, Nursing and Midwifery staff who wish to undertake clinical research and have experience in quality improvement or research. (Eligibility and selection criteria apply)

The University of Canberra Graduate Certificate in Health Research supports clinician’s transition to health science research. The course offers the flexibility of studying one semester full-time or up to four semesters part-time, exploring subjects including epidemiology, how to perform statistical analyses, and the qualitative and quantitative practices of the research process.

The University of Canberra scholarship provides 50% of course fees for the program of study. Additional costs incurred (e.g. remainder of course fees, amenities fees etc) are payable by the student. ACT Health Directorate and Canberra Health Services applicants must complete the ACT Public Service Studies Assistance Application Form for Approval as a Student and may be eligible for work area supported Study Leave. Applicants from Calvary Public Hospital Bruce should discuss study support options available with their supervisor.

Availability of this scheme is not guaranteed each year. When offered, a limited number of places are available and successful recipients are selected by a panel.

Scholarship applications for 2020 open Monday 18 November and close Friday 6 December 2019.

For more information or to apply please view University of Canberra course information and scholarship applicant information, or contact:


Page last updated on: 31 Aug 2020