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Grants available for mammography students

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BreastScreen Victoria has grants to support future mammographic technologists establish their careers.

Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Mammography at Charles Sturt University (CSU) are eligible to apply for the Dr Marjorie Dalgarno Grant. We offer six grants of $10,000 and two $20,000 grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to support future mammographic technologists establish their careers.

CSU's Graduate Diploma of Mammography is the only course of its type in Australia and offers a fast- track to a career with BreastScreen Victoria.

There is a growing demand for mammography services. The Graduate Diploma of Mammography is designed to provide an alternative pathway for training mammography practitioners and to meet personnel shortages in the health industry. The postgraduate course was developed by CSU with BreastScreen Australia, the Australian Institute of Radiography and the federal Department of Health and Ageing to address a radiographer workforce shortage and overwhelming demand for BreastScreen's services.

The course is delivered online, and you'll also undertake clinical placement with BreastScreen Australia. Gain real-world experience, and you work with experienced radiographers. The grant also includes opportunities for employment after graduation.

The Graduate Diploma of Mammography prepares students for a rewarding career. You can help prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity from breast cancer through the early detection of the disease.

Visit the Charles Sturt University to learn more about the Graduate Diploma of Mammography. Applications for 2020 close on November 4, 2019. Apply for the Dr Marjorie Dalgarno Grant through our website.