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, which opened for application on 13 January 2020.

This scholarship is available to any registered or enrolled nurse who meets the eligibility criteria (below).

The scholarship will cover the cost of a one-year subscription to the ANMF online Aged Care Training Room valid from 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021, valued at $110 per scholarship. 

The ANMF online Aged Care Training Room (ACTR), provides nurses whose area of practice is aged care with the opportunity to remotely meet their continuing professional development (CPD) requirements for national registration. 

The ANMF online ACTR provides access to over 60 online CPD courses that you may access across a 12-month period. More information about the courses available through the ANMF online ACTR can be found here

Who May Apply (Eligibility Criteria):

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

To apply:

  1. Read the OPWC Scholarship Terms and Conditions
  2. Download and complete the OPWC Scholarship Application Form – Download and save the application form to your computer to complete the application form electronically. Hand written applications will not be accepted. 
  3. Email your completed application to education@nswnma.asn.au by 5pm, Tuesday 31 March 2020. Applications received after this will not be considered.
  4. If your application is successful, the Association will make a formal offer to you. We will book and pay the subscription fee direct to the ANMF.

Download the Promotional Flyer

Enquiries: 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.