Cancer Council WA Palliative Care Scholarships

Are you a Registered Nurse, Doctor or Allied Health Professional, currently working in Palliative Care or wishing to expand your horizons and move into one of the fastest growing specialties? Are you interested in undertaking post graduate study towards a Palliative Care qualification? If so, Cancer Council WA invites you to apply for one of our Scholarships.  

Our 3 scholarship areas cover :
  • Advancement in the area of post graduate study (Cancer Council WA/Department of Health Post Graduate Palliative Care Scholarship)
  • Quality Improvement Scholarships in the area of Palliative Care (PCQI Scholarship)
  • Leadership and Management in the area of Palliative Care (Helen Walker Memorial Scholarship) 

Eligibility criteria

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To be eligible you must be:
  •     A registered nurse or allied health professional employed in WA.
  •     An Australian citizen or have permanent residency status at the time of application.
  •     Enrolling or enrolled in a course that leads to an accredited tertiary qualification with a Palliative Care focus.
  •     Willing to submit a report following the scholarship and participate in scholarship evaluation.
  •     Able to submit the completed application form and enclose copies of relevant documentation.

Helen Walker Excellence in Leadership

The Helen Walker Excellence in Leadership Scholarship aims to support nursing and allied health clinicians working in palliative and end of life care, who are seeking to develop their strategic leadership and management skills.
  Funding will be provided to successful applicants to support them to complete leadership and management training, as well as further education, including attendance at relevant conference(s). There will also be the opportunity to receive coaching and mentoring from experts in the field. The specific details of support will be agreed between PaSCE and the applicant, which will be tailored to the applicant’s professional development needs.

   Recipients of the Helen Walker Excellence in Leadership Scholarship will be part of an ongoing alumni group that provides peer support and networking for its members.  

Palliative Care Quality Improvement (PCQI) Scholarship

The Palliative Care Quality Improvement (PCQI) Scholarship is available for specialist palliative care providers to implement and evaluate a current or proposed quality improvement initiative in the workplace.

Funding covers travel and accommodation costs within Australia for recipients to collaborate with other palliative care providers that have a similar program, process or project that is already embedded in the workplace.

Opens 2023

Cancer Council WA/Department of Health Palliative Care Scholarship

Cancer Council WA/Department of Health Palliative Care Scholarships are awarded to Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals who seek to improve knowledge, skills and clinical practice in palliative care through the completion of Post Graduate Certificates, Post Graduate Diplomas and Masters in Palliative Care.