Student Rural Health Clubs and Professional Support
There are several support and networking avenues available to students with an interest in remote and rural health.
- The National Rural Health Student Network (NRHSN) represents the 29 student rural health clubs across the country. They maintain an allied health portfolio, provide links to all clubs and have some resources specifically designed to support students (see Student Rural Placement Information and Guides).
- Many professional associations have student networks, and encourage student membership. Refer to your professional association website for more information.
Student Rural Placement Information and Guides
Student placements in remote or rural settings are a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and experience remote or rural life. There are several resources available to support student undertaking rural placements:
- Wide Horizons: Health Students Get Out of Town (NRHSN)
- When the Cowpat Hits the Windmill: A guide for staying mentally fit (NRHSN)
- Rural Placement Guide: How to make the most of your rural placement (NRHSN)
- WA Country Health Service Student Placement Guide (WACHS)
- Queensland Student Health Professionals' Clinical Placement or Fieldwork Orientation (Queensland Health)
Most University Departments of Rural Health provide information pertaining to local student placements on their websites, including regional and site details and support options.
Student Funding and Rural Scholarships
Funding and scholarships are available to support student clinical placements:
- SARRAH administers the Allied Health Clinical Placement Scholarship Scheme, an Australian Government initiative to support students undertaking clinical placements.
- Other scholarships are listed on our Scholarships & Grants page and on the Student page on the SARRAH website. Additionally, speak to clinical placement coordinator to see what financial support is available.