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John Flynn Dental Scholarship open to applicants

Date published

17 Jul 2021

The John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship was established by Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania in 2006 for dental assistants who are studying with TasTAFE in Certificate III. The scholarship aims to further their workplace skills by providing an experience of living in remote Australia and working there with the 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, more than 90 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. Its founder, John Flynn is honoured on our $20 note.

The Scholarship comprises:

> Two weeks' flying and clinical work experience as an assistant to the RFDS dentist operating from the Dubbo RFDS Base in NSW;
> Accommodation in Dubbo;
> Return flights to Dubbo;
> A living allowance of $100 per day; and
> Reimbursement of formal costs such as immunisations and police check.
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 a school-based trainee.

Applications open on Monday the 12th of July and close on Monday the 2nd of August, 2021. Please ensure you read all the terms carefully.

If you have any questions please contact your TasTAFE Dental Teacher or Christine Austin-Lund on phone: 6478 4304 or 6477 7455 or by email: christine.austin-lun@TasTAFE.tas.edu.au 

Applications forms are available on the TasTAFE website, by contacting the TasTAFE Dental Team, or by clicking the button below.