Scholarships for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Focused Workers

Scholarships for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Focused Workers

SHINE SA recognises the need for equitable reproductive and sexual health services and education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

SHINE SA is offering scholarships for participation in our courses and professional development to support this need.

Priority for these scholarships will be given to professionals who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or work in an Aboriginal organisation, and have a strong interest in sexual and reproductive health.

SHINE SA will cover the full cost of the applicant’s course of choice (please see below for eligible courses). Applicants attending a course that exceeds 1 day in duration can apply for contribution to expenses incurred to attend the course.

Applicants must provide a statement outlining the support required and why, including estimated costs.


How to apply

Scholarship places in 2020 are limited. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible with consideration to their intended course start date. Applicants applying for clinical education courses should ensure they meet the criteria for the course.

To apply for the scholarship please complete the following form:
Scholarships for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Focused Workers Form.

For application enquiries please contact


The following courses are eligible for this scholarship:

Courses specifically for nurses and/or midwives: Implanon NXT Training for Registered Nurses and Midwives, Cervical Screening Provider Course and Certificate in Sexual Health (or the individual modules of this certificate).

Courses specifically for doctors: FPAA National Certificate in Reproductive & Sexual Health for Doctors, Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT) Training for Doctors and Sexual & Reproductive Health Workshop.

Courses for youth and other community services sector: Freedom to Explore Sexual Health (FRESH): Youth and Community Services Focus and FRESH: Aboriginal Focus course.

Other SHINE SA courses: Pregnancy Choices Training, HOW2 Create LGBTI Inclusive Services Program, Foundations of LGBTI inclusion and Rules About Sex: Getting Them Right

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