Western Victoria Primary Health Network Nurse Practitioner Scholarship

The Western Victoria Primary Health Network Nurse Practitioner Scholarship has been established to support students enrolled in a Master of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) at Deakin University.

Important dates

Applications open Tuesday 28 August 2018.

Applications close Thursday 14 February 2019 5pm.


This scholarship is available as a once off payment.

  • Payment up to $5000

Eligibility criteria

All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria.

To be eligible you must:

  • be enrolled in H773 Masters of Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) in Trimester 1 2019
  • be practicing in the Barwon South West region (you will need to be provide confirmation from your employer)
  • commit to selecting a speciality domain of practice that enables endorsed Nurse Practitioners to prescribe Schedule 8 opioid analgesics and work in a primary care/community care/general practice environment
  • commit to undertaking the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) approved Medication - Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence (MATOD) Module 1 (online) and Module 2 (face-to-face) training through Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) to gain expertise and competence as an opioid pharmacotherapy prescriber. View training course here.

Priority will be given to:

  • nurses currently working in alcohol and other drug (AOD) service delivery and/ or Mental Health or
  • nurses who have a special interest in Medication - Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence (MATOD) prescribing and intend to continue working within the Barwon South West Region.


Each recipient agrees to:

  • meet the donor Western Victoria Primary Health Network at least once over the duration of the scholarship and discuss their university experience and educational learning
  • the donor sharing their photo and stories regarding their experience in the field through various media and communication channels
  • commit to undertaking DHHS approved MATOD training (both module 1 and module 2) through RACGP. The scholarship is intended to cover costs of travel or accommodation to attend this training program.

Your application

Supporting documents

When you apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply a letter from your employer confirming you are currently practising in the Barwon South West Region.

Read more about supporting documentation

Application tips

Applying for a scholarship isn’t just about meeting the eligibility criteria.

It’s a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship, how it will help you and what you have to offer the Deakin community.

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within six weeks of the application closing date. You can see the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.

About the donor

The support provided by Western Victoria Primary Health Network, through this scholarship, will make a significant contribution to improving the quality and accessibility of primary care within the Barwon South West Region.