John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship – Applications Now Open

Logo for the Royal Flying Doctor ServiceAre you a dental assistant studying Certificate III at TasTAFE? Applications for the John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship are now open!

The scholarship was established by Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania in 2006 and gives recipients the opportunity to further their workplace skills by providing an experience of living in remote Australia and working there with the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS).

The scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Reverend John Flynn who recognised the desperate need to provide skilled medical care to remote areas of Australia. In 1928, Flynn’s vision became a reality when he pioneered Australia’s first medical flying service. Today, over ninety years later the iconic Australian organisation is known as the Royal Flying Doctor Service and delivers 24-hour emergency aeromedical and primary health care services to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia.

The Scholarship comprises two weeks of flying and clinical experience as an assistant to the RFDS South Eastern Dentist operating from the RFDS Dubbo Base in NSW and provides the recipient with insight into dentistry practice in the Outback. No previous RFDS experience is required.

Tasmanian candidates may apply for the scholarship within 18 months of commencing Certificate III in Dental Assisting training, or within their first year of full-time training if they are a school-based trainee.

For more information, click this link: John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship Information and Application

Applications close on Monday, 2 August 2021.