Training and skills scholarships for non-clinical workers up for grabs

By Charmayne Allison

A LANDMARK training and skills program is now open to non-clinical workers in Victorian health services, helping them to grow long and exciting careers in the health sector.

Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp is urging Echuca health service workers to apply for 100 scholarships now available through the two-year, $1.25 million health services workers training fund.

The scholarships are open to hospital cooks, cleaners, orderlies, security guards and other administrative and support staff who are seeking to develop or learn new skills.

“These scholarships provide a great opportunity to strengthen the skills of our health service workers, which will mean even better care for northern Victorian patients,” Mr Gepp said.

“We want our health service workers in northern Victoria to feel supported and armed with the right training to have fulfilling careers. I encourage all non-clinical workers to apply.”

The $10,000 scholarships will apply to training courses such as certificate studies in health services assistance, health support services, non-emergency patient transport, health administration, health care and in hospital security.

The fund includes capped funding at 25 per cent of the total scholarship to supplement employee wages while undertaking this training.

Applications for the scholarships close December 20.