Clinical Placement

 Applications are now closed

The NAHSSS: Allied Health Clinical Placement is an Australian Government initiative to support allied health and oral health students to undertake a clinical placement in a rural or remote Australian community within an ASGC-RA rating between 2-5 during their degree. Scholarship funding of up to $11,000 is available for a maximum six weeks placement. Applicants must be enrolled in an approved/accredited course in the eligible allied health profession and must be an Australian Citizen or hold Australian Permanent Residency status.  Applications are restricted to one per applicant.

The Clinical Placement Scholarship provides financial assistance for clinical placements in a variety of allied health practices including Aboriginal Medical Services, Community Health Care Centres, and Hospitals, Public or Private Practices or a combination of these.

ASGC-RA stands for Australian Standard Geographic Classification – Remoteness Area.Please click here to check the ASGC-RA classification for any location within Australia, which is on the Doctor Connect website.

In determining rural or remoteness for NAHSSS: Allied Health Clinical Placement, the Australian Government acknowledges that universities within Tasmania and the Northern Territory do not provide oral health and most allied health courses. For the purpose of this scholarship program, clinical placements in the Northern Territory and Tasmania will be considered eligible for NAHSSS: Allied Health Clinical Placement regardless of the ASGC-RA classification.

NAHSSS Allied Health Scholarship Recipients

SARRAH is continuing to administer scholarships to existing recipients of the allied health component of the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme.

All scholarship recipients will be notified individually of changes to scholarship administration if they arise.

Allied Health Scholarships for 2017 Academic Year

In the 2015-16 Federal Budget , the Government committed to deliver health workforce scholarships through a single agency for the 2017 academic year.

SARRAH will update our website on future allied health scholarships from 2017 academic year onwards as soon as we receive the information from the Government.

SARRAH administers the allied health component of NAHSSS while the Australian College of Nursing administers the nursing component.