AHPA SA - MEMBERS Professional Development ScholarshipS
The AHPA SA Branch seeks to support the professional development of members. The Professional Development Scholarships are offered to support the South Australian Health Promotion workforce in developing the specialised skills and understandings required for high quality health promotion. Scholarships are available to support members to develop one or more of the AHPA Core Competencies* for Health Promotion Practitioners:
1. Program planning, implementation and evaluation competencies
2. Partnership building competencies
3. Communication and report writing competencies
4. Technology competencies
5. Knowledge competencies
Professional development scholarships each $50 to $500 ($500 per round) will be offered every 6 months to AHPA members residing in South Australia for the purpose of attending an event of relevance to professional development in health promotion. Potential activities/events might include;
Participating in short course (face to face or online) to develop knowledge and/or skills in health promotion
Participating in a workshop or training session to develop knowledge and/or skills in health promotion
Participating in a health promotion conference (e.g. AHPA, IUHPE)
Round 1 - for events to occur Jan to June of the year of application
Applications due March 30
Applications assessed April
Applicants notified of success or otherwise April
Round 2 for events to occur July to December of the year of application
Applications due September 30
Applications assessed October
Applicants notified of success or otherwise October
Eligibility & Conditions of Funding
Applicants must be an individual member of AHPA SA.
The professional development activity must clearly develop at least one of the AHPA Core Competencies for Health Promotion Practitioners*
Funds may be applied for retrospectively or prospectively. Funding requested may be for part or all of the costs incurred in attending.
Payments will be made to the successful applicants on receipt of a signed reimbursement form (with copies of relevant receipts)
Successful applicants will need to produce a 500 word written report within a month of attending the Professional development activity, outlining the lessons for health promotion practice they have gained from their attendance that are relevant to other practitioners. This report will be shared online with the AHPA SA community.
AHPA SA reserves the right to inform the AHPA member base of the successful applicants including any photographs taken at presentation, which will be shared online.
Please email a completed application form and current curriculum vitae by COB on the due date to
SABranch@healthpromotion.org.au Attention: Dr Stefania Velardo, SA Branch President.
*For more details of AHPA core competencies visit https://www.healthpromotion.org.au/images/docs/core_competencies_for_hp_practitioners.pdf
Professional Development Scholarship APPLICATION FORM
AHPA Membership Number:
Membership Category (please highlight):
Full-Time Student or Unemployed
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander member
Organisation and Position (if applicable)
Contact Phone Number:
Career level (please highlight)*:
*If you fit within two categories please highlight both categories accordingly
(e.g. part time postgrad student and also working part time in a professional role)
*Professional role refers to any paid employment opportunity that draws on core competencies for health promotion practitioners
(i.e. encapsulates multiple sectors and position titles to reflect the diversity of the workforce)
Postgraduate Student (Coursework)
Postgraduate Student (Research thesis)
Early career (less than 5 years experience working in professional roles)
Mid-career (5-15 years experience working in professional roles)
Senior practitioner (more than 15 years experience working in professional roles)
Professional development activity
Location and date(s):
Activity description: (less than 100 words)
Describe your level of participation in the PD activity:
e.g. attending; presenting a paper; facilitating a workshop etc.
Any other associated costs e.g. flights to destination, accommodation:
The total amount you are applying for from AHPA SA (up to $500)
Are you applying for or receiving any other financial support to attend this event? If so please state other potential sources of funding and amounts applied for here:
How will the professional development activity build health promotion capacity? E.g. consider;
How will it develop one or more of the AHPA Core Competencies?
How will specialised knowledge and skills be applied to your current and/or future practice?
(no more than 300 words)
I certify that the information and document(s) provided in this application form are accurate and complete.
I agree to provide a written report within one month of undertaking the funded activity.
I agree to the SA committee disseminating my report to AHPA SA member base (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, membership email and/or annual report)
I agree if I am the successful applicant, AHPA SA Branch may announce my name via its marketing and communication methods (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, membership email and/or annual report)