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Working with Families Scholarship - Closed

Applications for Teaching Period 6 2022: October 31, 2022 – December 2, 2022

NSW Health is excited to partner with the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) to offer scholarships to support NSW Health Mental Health Service staff providing mental support to children and youth, to undertake the Working with Families unit (8ALF019).

This unit will introduce students to the core elements of family therapy, including assessment of families and collaborative provision of selected approaches. At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate application of the core principles of working with families in therapy
  • Demonstrate application of selected family therapy and approaches tools; and
  • Critically review the ability to deliver the chosen tools within a workplace.

WHAT DOES THE SCHOLARSHIP COVER?

The scholarship will be administered and delivered by HETI to NSW Health employees working in the area of Perinatal mental health or in Child and Youth Mental Health Services.

The Working with Families (WWF) scholarship covers the total unit cost of $885.

Each Local Health District and Specialty Health Network will be allocated scholarship funds proportional to their scale. Any unallocated funds will be re-distributed to the LHD/SHN with the greatest unmet demand. In total, there are 100 scholarship places available.

KEY DATES

The scholarship will be administered and delivered by HETI to NSW Health employees working in the area of Perinatal mental health or in Child and Youth Mental Health Services.

This unit will be offered in Teaching Period 6 with a start on 24th October 2022 and concluding on 25th November 2022.

KEY DATES FOR WORKING WITH FAMILIES SCHOLARSHIP

Friday 7th October

Scholarship applications open

Thursday 20th October

Scholarship applications close (Notifications issued once processed)

Monday 24th October

Teaching Period 6 commences

Monday 31st October

Census Date of Teaching Period 6

Friday 25th November

Teaching Period 6 concludes

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

To be eligible for the WWF Scholarship, students must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or on a working visa; and
  2. Be currently employed by NSW Health in the area of Child and Youth Mental Health Services

How do I apply?

If you are not a current student, you will need to:

  1. Apply for study with HETI through our online admission form via myHETIconnect, selecting the course “Professional Development” (PROD01)
  2. Go to the COURSES AND UNITS tab, and enrol in teaching period 6, ensuring you select the unit 8ALF019 Working with Families
  3. You then complete the HETI scholarship application via the Scholarship tab in myHETIconnect. The scholarships will be awarded equitably across LHD/SHN
  4. As part of your application upload a document that briefly outlines your current role, your workplace name and address, manager name and contact details, and noting the requirements that applicants must be working within NSW Health in the area of Child and Youth Mental Health Services

If you are a continuing student with HETI Higher Education, you will need to apply for a scholarship via Scholarship Tab within myHETIconnect.

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF A SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT?

To be eligible for the WWF Scholarship, students must fulfil the following requirements:

  1. Once the outcome of the scholarship is known complete the unit enrolment via myHETIconnect
  2. Your approved scholarship funds will be available for you to allocate to the 8ALF019 unit in the myHETIconnect Scholarship tab
  3. The allocation of funds will need to be made prior to Teaching Period 6 commencement
  4. Pay your student contribution by the advertised due date (census date)
  5. Complete the assessment within the unit

Students are responsible for self-allocating the scholarship funding to their units via myHETIconnect before the commencement date of Teaching Period 6. Any unallocated funds after census date (31 October 2023) will be forfeited by the student and cannot be deferred.

HOW DO APPLICANTS KNOW IF THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL?

All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application via myHETIconnect or email. At that time, successful applicants will receive an Offer of Scholarship Funding for the Working with Families unit (8ALF019).

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY SCHOLARSHIP IF I LEAVE NSW HEALTH?

If you fail to undertake studies, cease study without completing the course, or cease employment with NSW Health during study, then awarded scholarships monies will be forfeited. If you move from one Local Health District/Specialty Network to another, this does not constitute leaving the NSW Health System, and therefore scholarship monies remain with you.

WITHDRAWAL FROM A UNIT

Notification of a student’s intention to withdraw from a unit or course must be made online via myHETIconnect on or before the advertised teaching period census date (31 October 2022). Withdrawing from a unit forfeits the scholarship and cannot be deferred. If you decided to withdraw from the unit, you will need to apply for the scholarship again when it is available. No refund of the student contribution will be given for withdrawals from a unit or course beyond the advertised census date unless there are extenuating circumstances which are outlined in HETI Higher Education Special Consideration Policy.

Students who fail to complete the unit due to non-attendance will also forfeit any awarded scholarship monies and their student contributions for the unit/course of studies. If the student wishes to repeat or complete the same unit/course again, it will be at the expense of the student. Academic penalties will be applied as per the HETI Higher Education Enrolment Policy.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like information or advice regarding scholarships or courses, please contact:

Learning Pathways Unit

T 02 9844 6111

E support@heti.edu.au