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Building stronger rural and remote health teams2015 Rural Health Continuing Education Stream Two (RHCE2) Grants – Round 6

The National Rural Health Alliance is pleased to announce the opening of Round 6 of Stream 2 of the Rural Health Continuing Education program (RHCE2).

RHCE2 online applications open 3 February – 3 March 2015 at 5PM AEDST. 

Grants are available on a competitive basis for providing continuing professional development (CPD) to eligible healthcare professionals, preferably in multidisciplinary teams, working in more remote areas. Successful applications will demonstrate the need for the proposed CPD, be cost-effective, and potentially result in resource materials to help make the work sustainable.

Multiple applications will be accepted but no single entity will receive more than one grant.

All reports, expenditure and acquittal of grants must be completed by 30th November 2015. Projects that cannot meet this timeline will not be funded.

Organisations and individuals with an evidence-based proposal for continuing professional development for health staff in rural and remote areas are encouraged to apply.

Bodies that submitted unsuccessfully in previous rounds can apply again and, as with all other applicants, are encouraged to demonstrate how their proposal will give value for money through improved effectiveness in rural and remote health service provision.
Eligible health professions include Aboriginal Health Workers, allied health professionals, nurses, midwives and doctors.  Applications should provide evidence of how the work to be undertaken will encourage inter-professional learning and teamwork in rural/remote health services, and how it will be sustainable and have a positive effect on the recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural communities - especially those classified ASGC-RA 3-5.  

RHCE2 is one of a number of Australian Government measures to support health professionals in rural and remote Australia in accessing continuing education and training. It is managed for the Department of Health by the NRHA.

Information on the projects funded in the 2010-14 Rounds is at and

In 2013, a national evaluation of the RHCE2 program was undertaken by an Independent Evaluator. The evaluation final report with 10 case studies and 12 recommendations is available at RHCE2 Evaluation Report.

Wendy Downs

RHCE2 Program Manager

Freecall: 1800 987 440
Telephone:   02 6162 3374