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AAPM Indigenous Scholarship

AAPM Indigenous Scholarship


AAPM Indigenous Scholarship 2016 (Sponsored by MedicalDirector)


The Scholarship provides for enrolment in the UNE Partnerships Diploma of Professional Practice Leadership.

This scholarship is offered in conjunction with the AAPM Walking Alongside Program which was developed in conjunction with Indigenous healthcare leaders. The Walking Alongside Program provides successful applicants with mentoring alongside their studies,  enabling them to approach Practice Management with a link to quality and understanding of the culture.

This course may be completed via distance education only. Studies may commence at any time convenient to the student.

Applications open for 2016 on 1 August 2016. Application form will appear on this page from that date.
Applications close on 02 October 2016

Read about the previous 2015 Indigenous Scholarship recipient

In order to be considered as a candidate for this Scholarship, your application must meet the following criteria:

  1. Minimum two years working in an ACCHO/AMS
  2. Currently employed in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Health Service
  3. Be nominated and supported by your current employer

(Important note: Though you must be employed in the sector, you do not need to be of an indigenous family background to apply for this scholarship.

Successful applicants undertake to:

  1. Complete the course of study within two years of announcement of the scholarship.
  2. Provide an article for publication in the AAPM National Journal, “The Practice Manager”, on a Core Principle topic.
  3. Provide an article for publication in the UNE Partnerships newsletter.
  4. Promote the Indigenous Scholarship program to a state or national event during the two-year period.
  5. Work alongside a AAPM Mentor to promote the role of Practice Manager within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthcare sector

Applications must be made on the Indigenous Scholarship Application Form and be accompanied by:

  1. A submission describing why you should be granted a scholarship. The submission should include career history, professional goals for your future in Practice Management, service to the profession and any other relevant information.
  2. A written statement showing your understanding of the AAPM Core Principles of Practice Management.
  3. Your current Curriculum Vitae.
  4. A Reference from your employer (or another relevant organisation’s CEO) who can attest to your ability to undertake a role in professional practice management.
  5. A letter of recommendation from the person who is proposing your nomination
  6. A letter of recommendation from the person who is seconding your nomination
The selection committee will comprise four members - two members of the AAPM Indigenous Taskforce, a member from the Board of AAPM, and a representative from Medical Director. AAPM reserves the right to change the make-up of this committee should a member of the Selection Committee feel a conflict of interest exists.


NB: Scholarship recipients who fail to maintain any of the above criteria for the duration of the scholarship will forfeit the benefits of the scholarship.

Download Scholarship Guidelines & Core Principles of Practice Management

AAPM Aboriginal Scholarship Application Form

  • IMPORTANT NOTES

  • (Read before completing the form below)
    • Use the upload buttons to submit your documentation
    • Larger files (1MB or more) will take a few minutes to upload
    • Enter all other details directly into the form
    • If the form is correctly completed, you will be redirected to an acknowledgement page
    • If you are not redirected (allowing sufficient time for documents to upload), this means there is an error in the form
    • You will NOT be able to save a partly completed application and return later. Please make sure you have collected all the information and documents you need before  filling out the application form.
  • Applicant Details

  • Proposer and Seconder of Nomination

  • Supporting Documents

  • Please use the upload buttons below to provide the following documentation to support your application:

    1. A submission describing why you should be granted a scholarship. The submission should include career history, professional goals for your future in Practice Management, service to the profession and any other relevant information.
    2. A written statement showing your understanding of the AAPM Core Principles of Practice Management.
    3. Your current Curriculum Vitae.
    4. A Reference from your employer (or another relevant organisation’s CEO) who can attest to your ability to undertake a role in professional practice management.
    5. A letter of recommendation from the person who is proposing your nomination
    6. A letter of recommendation from the person who is seconding your nomination

      Please note all uploaded files must be in doc, docx or pdf file formats.
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