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f. The ACT Government Health Directorate (through the Nursing and Midwifery Office) in partnership with the University of Canberra will offer a Jennifer James Memorial Honours Degree Scholarship commencing in 2013. This scholarship will be funded by both the ACT Government Health Directorate and the University of Canberra. The total cost has been determined at $20,000.00 for a calendar year. Each party has agreed to pay half the cost.

g. Twenty eight applications were received for the Allied Health Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme in 2012. The projected budget for the 2011-2012 financial year is $171,600.00.

h. A small number of scholarships have been offered each year since 2005 to undergraduate Allied Health students in their final year of study. To date scholarships have been offered in the professions of Podiatry, Radiation Therapy, Prosthetics and Orthotics. Over the last five years a total of 4 x 2 year Allied Health Undergraduate Scholarships have been offered and accepted representing an investment of $57,782.00, and 4 x 1 year scholarships have been offered representing a further investment of $32,000.00.

i. The Office of the Allied Health Advisor in collaboration with the University of Canberra offers a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education scholarship. The scholarship does not operate on a payment system per se but rather successful recipients are enrolled in the course by the University of Canberra on the formal understanding that the recipient will, in lieu of course fees, be required to undertake an agreed teaching and training role at the University for an agreed period of time. Since its commencement in 2008, twenty-five ACT Government Health Directorate employees have received a scholarship to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education.

j. The ACT-ANU GP Scholarships support ANU medical students in their medical education and accommodation. This is a bonded scholarship where students are committed to specialise in general practice and have to work for three years in the ACT. Each scholarship is worth $30,000 a year. To date two scholarships have been awarded. The program is currently being reviewed with a view to making the offer even more attractive to students in the future.

Health Directorate—mobile primary health services
(Question No 2242)

Ms Bresnan asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 2 May 2012:

(1) What mobile primary health services does ACT Health provide.

(2) What are the details of each of these services.

(3) What is the cost per annum to ACT Health for each of these services.

(4) Do any of these services charge fees; if so, what are they and how much is collected per annum.

(5) What additional capital costs are there per annum to ACT Health for each of these services, for example, the cost of running and maintaining a car.

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