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.

Expected application timeline for 2016 funding round

Application Period

  18 August to 8 October 2015

Assessment Period

   9 October to 30 October 2015

Applicants Notified by E-mail

   3 November 2015

Due date to accept the scholarship offer

  1 December 2015


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