To be eligible for a Clinical Placement Scholarship, applicants will be assessed against the following eligibility criteria:
- Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
- Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited/approved Australian eligible allied health disciplines.
- Applicants must undertake clinical placements in the relevant calendar year period in Australian rural communities.
- Placements must be undertaken away from the university town.
* Applicants must not be in receipt of another scholarship, bursary or grant for the same Clinical Placement. (Only the NAHSSS Undergraduate and Post Graduate Clinical Psychology scholarships are exempted).
* Entry level (1st year) undergraduates are NOT considered under this scheme.
* Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health or Medical students are not eligible for Allied Health Clinical Placement Scholarship.
The clinical placement scholarship funding is available for a maximum of six weeks only. Successful students will receive financial assistance for travel, accommodation and living expenses but the scholarship will not necessary cover all costs incurred. The aim is to provide scholars with:
- an overall view of working and living in a rural or remote community;
- a positive clinical placement experience; and
- consequently choose to practice in Australian Rural and Remote communities after graduating.
- Nursing students and professionals should contact the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) for information relating to nursing clinical placement scholarships.
- Pharmacy students and professionals should contact the Pharmacy Guild of Australia for information relating to pharmacy clinical placement scholarships.
- Medical students should contact the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) for information relating to medical clinical placement scholarships.