Are you undertaking post-registration/postgraduate study in nursing or midwifery in Victoria?
The ANMF Fee Grant provides up to 80 per cent reimbursement of tuition/course fees incurred by eligible members undertaking post-registration or postgraduate (e.g. graduate certificate/graduate diploma/masters) nursing or midwifery education.
This grant will be considered a shared-cost partnership agreement between the recipient and ANMF (Vic Branch). It does not include costs related to computers, accommodation, late enrolment fees, textbook, student services fees or other incidentals.
Examples of grant approval preferences include, but not limited to, the following specialities and areas of practice:
- perioperative or peri anaesthesia nursing
- palliative care nursing
- renal nursing
- critical care nursing (ICU/emergency/neonatal ICU, especially those recommended to ANMF by the Australian College Critical Care Nurses)
- addictive behaviours
- aged care
- postgraduate midwifery
- mental health nursing
- cancer nursing
- primary care
- maternal and child health
If you’re an enrolled nurse, applications will be considered for qualifications such as the Advanced Diploma in Nursing/Mental Health or Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Applications open Monday 16 January and close Friday 31 March 2023.
- Be a financial member of the ANMF (Vic Branch) for at least 24 continuous months at the time of application*.
- Continue to be a financial member of the ANMF (Vic Branch) during the course.
- Be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
- Be working in Victoria. Recent graduates must have completed at least a graduate year or a year of working as a registered or enrolled nurse or midwife.
- Be enrolled in a post-registration or postgraduate (e.g. graduate certificate/graduate diploma/masters) nursing or midwifery course during the 22-23 financial year.
How to apply
- Log in with your member number and password and complete the online application form (including provision of the written outline about how the course will contribute to your practice)
- Attach legible Word or PDF copies of:
- allocation of a place within the course
- the Course Enrolment Guide (including name of the course, details of the subjects/units enrolled in during the 22-23 financial year, mode of delivery e.g. face-to-face or online, course provider information)
- university tuition fees invoice issued from course provided for subjects undertaken between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023.
- cost of course
- Confirmation of Enrolment for each subject/unit
- Commonwealth supported place (CSP) statement of account if you have one
- receipt of payment/proof of payment(s)/or copy of HECS/FEE HELP statement if you have one**
- declare all grants including the amount/s received from any sources for the study e.g. DHHS, employer or other scholarship
Please check you have answered all questions before submission. Due to the high volume of applications, any missing information requested will not be followed up and the application will be deemed incomplete.
* Unless extraordinary circumstances can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of the ANMF (Vic Branch) Council. Student membership is considered part of the 24 continuous months.
** This provision is not intended to limit applications from ANMF (Vic Branch) members who may be experiencing significant financial hardship. In such circumstances, members are encouraged to seek ‘approval in advance’ ensuring that they provide evidence of the hardship to this application for the consideration of the ANMF (Vic Branch) Council Course Fee Grant Subcommittee (CFGS).
The ANMF (Vic Branch) is obliged by law to provide to the Registered Organisations Commission the names of any members to whom a grant is made and to publish the names of grant recipients in our Annual Report.
The ANMF (Vic Branch) does not and will not provide advice on the tax implications, if any, on the provision of a grant to a successful recipient.
Successful applicants must provide to the ANMF (Vic Branch) Council Course Fee Grant Subcommittee copies of unit results within two weeks of them being available from the education provider at the end of each study semester.
Notification of grants
Where the ANMF (Vic Branch) Council Course Fee Grant Subcommittee approves an application for a grant, the ANMF (Vic Branch) will advise the applicant in writing of that approval. Successful applicants will be provided a letter of approval in principle. These members will be responsible for returning a signed copy of acceptance within the stated time-frame, acknowledging and accepting terms and conditions. The ANMF (Vic Branch) Council Course Fee Grant Subcommittee decision in awarding fee grants is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Payment of grants
Payment of approved fees to successful applicants will be by way of reimbursement on a per subject per semester basis over the financial year from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023.
Payment will be made the week commencing 19 June 2023.
Validation of the grant
The ANMF (Vic Branch) may terminate a grant, if in the opinion of the ANMF (Vic Branch) this is warranted. The recipient may be required to reimburse the ANMF (Vic Branch) for the grant payment where it is evidenced that:
- The recipient does not complete and/or has no intention of completing the course for which the grant was awarded; for example the recipient withdraws or defers the course without the approval of the ANMF (Vic Branch) Course Fee Grant Subcommittee.
- Rescinding ANMF membership or non-payment of ANMF membership fees during the period in which the postgraduate course of the studies or unit/s of study is being undertaken.
Members may also be interested in the Andrews Government's free nursing and midwifery study initiatives.