About Rurality

The selection of scholarship recipients is based on the assessment and selection process. Applications are invited from across Australia, however, rurality and other criteria may be used as ranking tools where scholarship places are oversubscribed.

For the purpose of the scholarship process 'rural/remote' will be measured by the Australian Standard Classification Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA).

All of the Northern Territory and Tasmania are considered eligible and equivalent to at least ASGC-RA 2.

To be eligible for the NAHSSS: Allied Health Clinical Placement Scholarship, you will need to schedule your clinical placement in a rural and remote area classified by ASGC-RA as being level 2-5.

Category ASGC-RA
Major City 1
Inner Regional 2
Outer Regional 3
Remote 4
Very Remote 5

If you are unsure of the ASGC-RA classification of your clinical placement location, you can check Doctor Connect by both location name and postcode.