As part of a holistic Growing Indigenous Graduates program, which aims to enhance the presence of Indigenous healthcare professionals in our healthcare system, we offer you several opportunities:
Indigenous healthcare student network
We match Indigenous first year medicine, nursing and allied health students with another Indigenous student in a higher year level.
Students catch up and share information about things like: career, guidance and motivation, studying, clinical placement, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources. As part of the program, students can choose to catch up in many ways: in person, via the phone or over Zoom. Students will catch up once every four to six weeks.
In addition, we hold several gatherings a year for students in medicine, nursing and allied health to meet, develop clinical skills, learn about Indigenous medicines and meet Indigenous healthcare professionals working in the field.
Indigenous students can apply to an Indigenous student bursary for costs of: admission tests, course related expenses such as uniforms, working with children checks, police checks, fitness tests, immunisations and sorry business attendance.
We assist with access to and costs of staying in Monash Residential Services on campus through our accommodation scholarships.
- Monash Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences Indigenous accommodation bursary: if you are an Indigenous Australian intending to enrol or currently studying in the Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, you may be eligible for this scholarship. It covers the cost of one year’s accommodation at Monash Residential Services.
- PSA Insurance Indigenous Scholarship: this scholarship, donated by PSA Insurance, is for three Indigenous Australian students a year wishing to reside at Monash Residential Services and study medicine.
- The Margaret and John Crutch Indigenous Midwifery Scholarship has been established in the memory of Margaret and John Crutch. It is for Indigenous students commencing the Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery at a Monash campus in Australia.
Health profession events
Indigenous students can apply for travel and accommodation support to attend health profession events, Students have attended conferences and forums held by:
- Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Islander Nurses and Midwives
- Indigenous Allied Health Australia
- Australian Indigenous Doctors Association
- Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress
- Healing our Spirit Worldwide
We link you to cadetship programs that provide you an opportunity to work in your semester break in an area that supports your career aspirations. Some examples are:
- Career Trackers
- Monash Health Graduate and Cadetship program
- Victorian Public Sector Commission Cadetship Program
Wominjeka means welcome in the Woiwurrung language of the Melbourne area. The Wominjeka Lounge is located on our Clayton Campus at 27 Rainforest Walk. It is a space for community meetings and for students to study, meet with tutors or with peers.
William Cooper Institute
The William Cooper Institute connects research, learning and engagement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities through the establishment of a ‘hub-and-spoke’ model of Indigenous leadership and participation across and within the University.
Find out more William Cooper Institute.