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Immunisation Scholarships

We are funding scholarships to support Registered Nurses (RN) working as permanent employees within a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) or General Practice in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow or Penrith. 

The course is being offered through the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) to enable RN’s to become accredited at providing vaccinations for residents/staff within RACFs with general practitioner support in preparation for the 2021 Winter Period.


Immunisation rates for older people across this region vary considerably with older people being significantly at risk of poor outcomes in relation to influenza and pneumonia.  Over the past 3 years, Wentworth Healthcare have provided support to RACFs by offering an immunisation program to reduce the risk of influenza outbreaks within an RACF. This year Wentworth Healthcare are broadening the opportunity to offer more scholarships to RN’s in our region who work in an RACF/General Practice and provide care to residents in an RACF. This will increase the capacity of our nurses in the NBM region and support our general practitioners in being able to provide vaccinations to our ageing population.   

Scholarship application process

  1. Registered Nurse applicant to review the online course information to ensure they meet the admission requirements 
  2. Applicant to complete the Expression of Interest form below, in conjunction with their supervisor.
  3. Wentworth Healthcare will notify you via email if your application is successful (within 5 working days).
  4. Wentworth Healthcare will notify ACN of your approval to proceed.
  5. Wentworth Healthcare will send the successful applicant the online link to register for a funded position.
  6. ACN will then email you login details to access the course within 3 working days.
  7. Applicant should be ready to commence the course immediately once they receive their notification.
  8. Applicant to successfully complete immunisation course by January 2021.

The Immunisation for Health Practitioners course is now more flexible as RNs can complete this course in a minimum of 3 weeks (if studied full time) up to a maximum of 120 days. Wentworth Healthcare are accepting applications up until the 30 September 2020 to ensure newly accredited immunisers have completed the course to commence vaccinations in preparation for the 2021 Winter Period.

Before completing the EOI please consider if you meet the following criteria with students requiring:

  • Access to a computer/laptop and basic computer skills including word processing
  • Regular access to and knowledge of using an email account and reliable internet and skills to navigate the digital system

Please note, there are no transfer of applications once enrolled. 

Scholarship Expression of Interest Form

Submissions are being accepted until 30 September, 2020

Are you a registered nurse?*:

If you are a practice nurse, do you provide support to an RACF?*:

(Practice nurses who support aged care facilities are encouraged to apply)
Are you interested in participating in our 2021 Winter Strategy?*:

Wentworth Healthcare is offering additional assistance to a limited number of RACFs and Practices to better support your patients/residents during the winter period during 2021.
Do you have access to study leave? (Please discuss this directly with your employer as it may support your learning)*:

APPLICANT: I am aware that the mode of study is only available online with the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) from 3 weeks to a maximum of 120 days consisting of 120 hours CPD. In completing and submitting this EOI I understand the commitment to meet the assessment due dates to successfully complete the course and agree to the following:
Do you, the applicant, agree to commence the course immediately on receipt of the online details?*:

If you consider withdrawing, do you confirm to contact Wentworth Healthcare prior and acknowledge that if you withdraw you may be required to reimburse the total cost of the course fee being $970?*:

SUPERVISOR:  This section must be completed by your supervisor at the Residential Aged Care Facility or General Practitioner/Principle at the Practice
Does your supervisor confirm that the applicant is a permanent employee at your practice and support the applicant in participating in this online training course?*:

Please complete this field*: