OPWC Aged Care Scholarship


A new round of scholarships will open in the future and will be advertised in the Lamp and promoted to members through email.

Registered and Enrolled Nurse members of the Association are invited to apply for an OPWC Aged Care Scholarship

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association is pleased to announce a further round of the Old People’s Welfare Council (OPWC) Scholarships, opening for application on 1 March 2018.

Who May Apply:

  1. Registered or Enrolled nurses;
  2. You must be currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia;
  3. A financial member of the NSWNMA;
  4. You must be currently working in aged care (or if you are not currently working, your last position was in aged care);
  5. The scholarship is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

OPWC Scholarships are available under the following categories:

Category 1: Scholarships for a short course (duration less than 6 months), not necessarily leading to an award or an additional formal qualification.

Category 2: Scholarships for extended study (duration over 6 months) leading to the award of a formal qualification at a recognised tertiary institution in Australia or overseas.

Please note: applications are for studies being undertaken in the academic year 2018.

To apply:

  1. Read the Scholarship Information and Terms
  2. Complete the OPWC Scholarship Application Form
  3. Your completed application and supporting documents must be received by the NSWNMA by the scholarship closing date of 5pm, Friday 13 April 2018, via mail, email or fax. Applications received after this will not be considered.
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For more details and information, contact:
Matt West, Personal Assistant, Professional Team, NSWNMA: education@nswnma.asn.au
Telephone: 1300 367 962 or (02) 8595 1234

The Scholarship program is due to a generous grant by the Old Peoples Welfare Council Ltd to the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association. The Scholarships aim to enhance the care of older people by supporting the undertaking of further studies by nurses who would then apply their learning in their aged care work.