Certificate of Community Health Work


To pursue a Certificate of Community Health Work for studies in 2016, interested applicants living in rural areas must first meet the institution(s) selection criteria. The Certificate of Community Health Work is a two year program delivered at 12 Community Health Worker Training Institutions around the country in partnership with the National Department of Heath. Selection is based on Papua New Guinea Government priorities and the merit of the applicants.



How to be considered for a scholarship?

Applicants must FIRST apply and be accepted to one of the partner institutions listed in the table below in order to be considered for a scholarship. If you are not accepted for admission to one of the institutions, you will not be considered for a scholarship.

PO Box 80
Lae, Morobe Province
Phone: 472 1307
Rumginae CHWTS
P O Box 41
KIUNGA, Western Province
Phone: 649 3400
Gaubin CHWTS
P O Box 2117
KARKAR, Madang Province
Mobile: 7062 5945
Lemakot CHWTS
P O Box 217
KAVIENG, New Ireland Province
Mobile: 7189 5660
Kapuna CHWTS
Private Mail Bag
BAIMURU, Gulf Province
Phone: 276 6558
Onamuga CHWTS
Private Mail Bag 3
KAINANTU, Eastern Highlands Province
Phone: 5371 404
P O Box 69
MENDI, Southern Highlands Province
Phone: 549 1102
Salamo CHWTS
PO Box 1020
ALOTAU, Milne Bay Province
Mobile: 7398 8692
P O Box 29
AITAPE, Sandaun Province
Mobile: 7940 5629
St.Gerard’s CHWTS
P O Box 7207
BOROKO, National Capital District
Phone: 329 9268
St.Margaret’s CHWTS
P O Box 546
POPONDETTA, Oro Province
Phone: 629 7318
Tinsley CHWTS
P O Box 1027
MT. HAGEN, Western Highlands Province
Phone: 542 1866

Scholarship selection criteria for CHW applicants

Applicants must:
• Have a Grade 10 or 12 certificate from an accredited institution
• Have a strong Grade 10,11 and or12 academic record
• Be between 18-25 years of age at time of application
• Be from or have been working in a rural area



Awardees namely Miss. Lenny John and Sr. Belinda Apian at Kumin CHW Training School.

"The school uses church doctrines to discipline and support students. It is a good environment for us to practise our faith and also study to become Community Health Workers."