NSW Rural Allied Heath Clinical Placement Grants

NSW Rural Allied Health Clinical Placement Grants provide financial assistance to both rural and urban allied health students with the travel and accommodation costs of rural clinical placements Placement grants of up to $750 (or $1,000 for placements at Broken Hill) are offered each semester. Grants are awarded on the basis of the duration of the placement and the cost of travel associated with accessing the placement. Priority will be given to students who have not previously received a NSW Rural Allied Health Clinical Placement Grant, though past grant recipients may apply.

Scholarship Value: Up to $1,000

Length of Scholarship: Once off payment

Number Available: Numerous

Opening Date: 07 July 2017

Closing Date: 15 September 2017

Eligibility
Study LevelUndergraduate; Postgraduate (Course work)
Year of StudyContinuing (2nd year or greater)
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident
EthnicityAboriginal; Torres Strait Islander; South Sea Islander; Non Indigenous
Study Region
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadFull time
GenderEither

Eligibility Criteria

1. Applicants MUST be a resident of NSW and an Australian citizen or permanent resident. If you are not a resident of NSW your application will not be considered eligible for consideration.

2. Applicants MUST be enrolled as a full time NSW university student in a course in one of
the following disciplines.

  • Audiology
  • Aboriginal/Indigenous Health
  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dietetics
  • Diversional Therapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Genetic Counselling
  • Hospital Laboratory Science
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Oral Health (excl Dentistry)
  • Orthoptics
  • Orthotics / Prosthetics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Pre-Hospital Care (Ambulance/Paramedics)
  • Psychology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology

a) Second or higher year of an undergraduate course in any of the above listed disciplines (or in the case of Audiology, any year of the Postgraduate qualification).

3. Applicants MUST have confirmation from your Course Coordinator of your participation in a metropolitan or rural or remote clinical placement in NSW. The term “metropolitan” refers to areas covered by metropolitan Local Health District:

  • Sydney
  • Western Sydney
  • South Western Sydney
  • South Eastern Sydney
  • Northern Sydney
  • Central Coast
  • Nepean Blue Mountains (Excluding: Lithgow LGA)
  • Hunter New England metropolitan components (Cessnock, Maitland, Port Stephens,
    Newcastle and Lake Macquarie (LGA)


The term “rural” refers to areas covered by rural Local Health District:

  • Far West
  • Western NSW
  • Northern NSW
  • Mid North Coast
  • Murrumbidgee
  • Southern NSW
  • Hunter New England (excluding: Cessnock, Maitland, Port Stephens, Newcastle, and Lake
    Macquarie LGA)
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven (excluding: Kiama, and Shellharbour LGA)
  • Nepean Blue Mountains (Lithgow LGA only)


A map is able to be found at: http://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/content/scholarship-rural-classificationmaps/


4. Applicants MUST be undertaking a clinical placement outside your current residential locality. The NSW Rural Allied Health Clinical Placement Grants targets allied health students undertaking rural clinical placements in locations where the student incurs additional costs, such as accommodation and board/lodging, associated with being away from their usual place of residence. For example, if you are studying or living in Armidale you would not be eligible for financial assistance for a clinical placement in Armidale, or towns with the same postcode.


5. Applicants MUST be willing to participate in any longitudinal studies of the recruitment of allied health professionals to rural practice.


6. Priority will be given to students who have not previously received a NSW Rural Allied Health Clinical Placement Grant, though past Grant recipients are not restricted from applying.

For further information please visit the HETI website here.

Selection Criteria

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Additional Information

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Supporting Documentation

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How to apply

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How will I know the outcome of my application?

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