Allied health scholarships provide hospital workforce boost
Thirty-three graduate allied health professionals are starting work in Tasmanian hospitals as part of the Allied Health Scholarship Program.
Working across a variety of professions, all graduates are eager to settle in, explore the state and work in our hospitals to help the people of Tasmania.
Most of the scholarship recipients have studied interstate and are excited to move to Tasmania to commence their careers.
The Department of Health would like to welcome the graduate professionals to the health system, including those that have relocated from interstate.
The scholarship has been introduced to bolster the allied health workforce across Tasmania, and to make Tasmania an even more attractive option for graduates to live and work.
The scholarship provides an initial payment of $15,000 to help cover study fees, with a further $10,000 payment made upon completing three years of service in the Tasmanian Health Service.
The program targets students across a range of hard-to-fill allied health professions who are completing their final year of study in 2023-2024 to either stay in the State after graduating or relocate and work in Tasmania.
The Department of Health wishes all scholarship recipients well as they embark on a meaningful and fulfilling career in their chosen profession.
Professions eligible for the Allied Health Scholarship Program include Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Speech Pathology, Podiatry, Physiotherapy and Radiography.
Further recruitment campaigns in physiotherapy, oral health therapy, speech pathology and radiation therapy will commence in March.