The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

Supporting Future OAT Prescribers in New South Wales

The OTAC Scholarship assists general practitioners and nurse practitioners in New South Wales to gain accreditation for opioid pharmacotherapy prescribing in the treatment of opioid dependence. It also recognises and encourages professionals to complete their professional development in opioid dependence treatment and contribute to enhancing the accessibility of opioid dependence treatment services, especially for people living in NSW regional areas.

The Scholarship strives in a small way, to provide additional resourcing for medical professionals working in regional and remote areas of NSW; while metropolitan applicants are welcome to apply, their applications will be individually assessed, preference is given to regional and rural applicants.

This new, pilot initiative is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health and administered by the University of Sydney.

APPLY NOW 2023-2024 OTAC Scholarships

The application period for the April – June 2024 quarter is now.

Submissions for applications are open until Wednesday 29th of February 2024.

Application Period Applications for the second 2023-2024 OTAC Scholarship round will be accepted until 11:59pm AEDT on Wednesday 29th of May 2024
Judging of Applications 12th – 20th of June 2024
Outcome of Applications From 21st of June 2024