Healthcare students in Tweed are encouraged to apply for the Tertiary Health Study Subsidies program, offering up to $12,000 in subsidies to support new students enrolling in healthcare degrees across NSW.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest welcomed the announcement and encouraged those in the region who are enrolled in tertiary health care studies to apply.

The program is designed to reduce financial barriers to tertiary healthcare education and increase the NSW Health workforce, supporting 12,000 students from 2024 for five years.

Regional NSW is set to benefit from dedicated grants for nursing, medicine and paramedicine students studying in rural areas and for those who intend to commit to working in regional or rural NSW following the completion of their studies.

Applications are also open for those studying other healthcare degrees at NSW universities state-wide including psychology, dentistry, pharmacy, radiography, Aboriginal health and more.  

For university students who have already commenced their studies, applications for a one-off payment of $8,000 after acceptance of employment within NSW Health has also been made available.

As part of the program, successful applicants must make a five year commitment to working within the NSW public health system.

“As the State’s university students prepare to head into a new year of tertiary education, I encourage Tweed’s students enrolled in healthcare studies to consider submitting their application, Mr Provest said.

“Students from regional and rural communities often face financial barriers with the associated costs of studying away from home. I welcome funding programs that help to level the playing field and improve access to university education.

“I also encourage any enrolled healthcare students to consider committing to working in regional NSW following the completion of your course and enjoy all the Tweed has to offer, especially the opportunity to work at the brand-new state-of-the art Tweed Valley Hospital set to open later this year”

Full details of the program including eligibility requirements and application information is available here.