Subsidised placement accommodation

Students who have confirmed placements commencing in 2023 can apply now. Applications will be assessed in order of submission date, and all accommodation is subject to room availability.  Note: Applications for 2023 subsidised accommodation will be subject to the revised 2023 eligibility criteria.

Three Rivers provides subsidised accommodation support to nursing, midwifery, allied health and dentistry students undertaking their placements within the Three Rivers footprint.

On-campus accommodation

Three Rivers offers subsidised accommodation at the following Charles Sturt campuses:

Off-campus accommodation

Three Rivers offers subsidised off-campus accommodation at:

COVID-19

Charles Sturt University is committed to providing a COVID-safe environment for our students, staff, visitors, and communities. As part of this commitment, we are retaining a seven-day isolation period for any students or staff who test positive for COVID-19. Charles Sturt strongly recommends you are vaccinated against COVID-19 (including recommended boosters) and influenza before attending our on and off-campus accommodation.

As part of our commitment to creating and sustaining a COVID-safe environment, we ask you to:

  • Isolate for seven days from the date you test positive for COVID-19. You should not attend Three Rivers DRH on-campus or off-campus accommodation for any reason during this period.
  • Stay at home if you’re feeling unwell or have any symptoms.
  • Wear an effective mask if you’re sharing air with anyone outside your household if you can’t socially distance.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene and cough etiquette.

Please contact us if you test positive for COVID-19 during your stay:

  • For our on-campus accommodation, please advise Residence Life or Campus Security. Campus Security can be called on 1800 931 633.
  • For our off-campus accommodation, contact us at ThreeRiversDRH@csu.edu.au or call our office on 02 6933 4058.

Cost

Three Rivers generously subsidise the cost of placement accommodation. Eligible students will be charged a nominal service fee of $85 per week (7-day week) per room for a minimum 2-week stay. Should the length of stay in any week be less than 7 days, students will be charged the full weekly service fee of $85 for that week.

For Charles Sturt students, this fee will be charged to your student account. Students from other universities will receive an invoice with payment due before the check-in date. If this invoice is not paid before your arrival date, your accommodation booking may be cancelled.

Cancellation of Three Rivers DRH subsidised accommodation booking

Notice to cancel your accommodation booking – both on and off-campus – must be provided in writing and emailed to ThreeRiversDRH@csu.edu.au at least 7 days before your intended arrival date.

  • Three Rivers reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee if notice of cancellation is not provided.
  • The cancellation fee will be a minimum of 1 week’s accommodation Service Fee.
  • The charging of any cancellation fee is at the discretion of Three Rivers.
  • Three Rivers will consider any extenuating circumstances resulting in the cancellation of your accommodation when determining the fee to be charged.
  • If you do not advise Three Rivers that you are not coming (i.e., you do not arrive as planned with no notice provided) a cancellation fee will apply.

Departure from Three Rivers DRH subsidised accommodation

  • If you leave the accommodation before the arranged departure date, you must notify us in writing by email to ThreeRiversDRH@csu.edu.au
  • You will not be provided with a refund for any unused portion of the accommodation booking if you do not advise Three Rivers of your early departure.
  • All rooms must be vacated by 10am on the final day of the booking.
  • Failure to vacate the room by 10am on the date of check-out will result in an additional charge of 1 week.
  • Students staying in Charles Sturt on-campus accommodation must check out at the Charles Sturt Campus Residence Life Office or leave the keys in the location outlined in the accommodation confirmation email.
  • Students staying in Three Rivers DRH off-campus accommodation should leave the keys in the location outlined in the accommodation confirmation email.

Eligibility

Students must meet the below-listed criteria when applying for Three Rivers subsidised accommodation. The parameters around the eligibility criteria are set by the Australian Government as part of the Three Rivers funding agreement.

1. Students are to be Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, or permanent residents of Australia (including the holder of an Australian permanent visa).

2. Students are to be attending university as a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) student. A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is an enrolment subsidised by the Australian Government. Not all enrolments are CSPs.

Verification of CSP:

  • For Charles Sturt University students, Three Rivers will verify your CSP from university records.
  • For students from other universities, you will be required to provide a copy of your Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) confirming your enrolment as a CSP. Uploading this evidence forms part of the accommodation application process.

3. Charles Sturt University students are to be enrolled in a recognised health profession course from the following disciplines:

  • Nursing, midwifery, dentistry, oral health, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, speech pathology, pharmacy, paramedicine, medical radiation science, mental health (Indigenous), psychology, social work, exercise physiology and pathology.

For other universities whose students undertake placements in our footprint, it can include other health profession courses as well (exclusions do apply as not all courses are included in our funding scope). Students must be studying towards a health profession at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Diploma or TAFE courses are not included in our funding scope.

4. Placement is to be undertaken within the Three Rivers footprint with accommodation provided at a designated Three Rivers accommodation site.

5. Placements are to be undertaken with external providers only – students undertaking their placement in a Charles Sturt University supported clinic are deemed ineligible for Three Rivers subsidised accommodation. University supported clinics are defined as any clinic held on Charles Sturt campuses with Charles Sturt University as the placement provider for example but not limited to: Charles Sturt University Dental and Oral Health Clinics (Albury/Orange/Dubbo/Wagga Wagga/Bathurst) and Charles Sturt University Community Engagement and Wellness Centre (CEW-Albury/Wodonga).

6. Placement duration must be a minimum of 2 weeks (10 days consecutive at 80% of full-time equivalent placement days, i.e. minimum of 4 days per week).

7. Students from universities other than Charles Sturt must supply written evidence of their confirmed placement. Uploading this evidence forms part of the accommodation application process.

This evidence must include:

  • Student name
  • Name of the university/on university letterhead
  • Student course enrolment
  • Placement subject
  • Placement location (name and address of placement provider)
  • Placement dates
  • Placement duration (number of days)
  • Confirmation of placement.

Please note screenshots from your university placement portal are not acceptable as evidence of placement. Evidence must be in the form of a letter from your university, as outlined above. The provision of insufficient placement evidence will cause delays in the processing of your application.

8. Students who have received the Three Rivers DRH Placement Grant or the Three Rivers DRH Travel Support Scheme for the placement subject listed in the accommodation application will be ineligible for subsidised accommodation.

9. Applications for accommodation should be submitted to Three Rivers as soon as you have confirmation of your placement. Three Rivers require a minimum of 1 week processing time for accommodation bookings. In instances where there has been a delay in confirming your placement, late applications for accommodation will be considered subject to accommodation availability.

10. Check-in date can be up to 2 days before placement commencement and check-out is required 1 day following the completion of placement. Any accommodation required outside of those dates does not form part of the Three Rivers subsidy. If there is a valid reason for accommodation outside of those dates, e.g., long-distance travel, please include the details on the Accommodation Application Form.

11. Any changes to accommodation requirements, i.e. arrival/departure dates, are to be advised to Three Rivers as soon as known.

12. Students enrolled in courses where accommodation arrangements have been negotiated between the individual discipline and Charles Sturt Residence Life for a full or part-year of on-campus (including mixed campus) placement accommodation will be ineligible for Three Rivers subsidised accommodation.

13. Individual students who have a current Residential Agreement with Charles Sturt Residence Life to reside on campus full-time for the calendar year should not apply for Three Rivers subsidised accommodation. If you need temporary accommodation on a different campus for your placement, discuss this with the campus Residence Life office where your Residential Agreement is held. If this applies, and your placement is to be undertaken with an external provider, you may be eligible for the Three Rivers DRH Placement Grant. Students undertaking their placement in a Charles Sturt University supported clinic are deemed ineligible for the Placement Grant.

14. Due to the limited availability of placement accommodation – students attending placements with longer durations may not be accommodated under the Three Rivers subsidy. Three Rivers reserves the right to not accept students for longer durations of accommodation even if a student believes they meet all the eligibility criteria.

15. Three Rivers subsidised accommodation is limited. Three Rivers reserves the right not to approve an accommodation application even if a student believes they meet all the eligibility criteria.

Terms and conditions

By applying and accepting Three Rivers DRH student support, you agree to:

  • fulfil all requirements as set out in these guidelines
  • consent to Three Rivers DRH staff accessing the information provided or your student records for the purposes of assessing and administering the support
  • provide any change of individual circumstances or changes to the placement in writing to Three Rivers DRH ThreeRiversDRH@csu.edu.au
  • provide information and participate in surveys for promotional purposes, and review of Three Rivers DRH student supports
  • Three Rivers DRH and/or another Charles Sturt University department reserving the right to undertake audits of your student records to ensure compliance with these guidelines.

Privacy statement

The personal information you have provided in your application is managed in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 and Charles Sturt University’s Privacy Management Plan. The information will be used by authorised staff for the purpose for which it was collected and will be protected against unauthorised access and use. Your personal information will not otherwise be made available to any other person or organisation for any other purpose without your consent except where Charles Sturt University may be legally required to do so.

    COVID-19

    Charles Sturt is committed to providing a COVID-safe environment for our students, staff, visitors and communities. As part of this commitment, we are retaining a seven-day isolation period for any students or staff who test positive for COVID-19. Charles Sturt strongly recommends you are vaccinated against COVID-19 (including recommended boosters) and influenza before attending our on and off-campus accommodation.

    As part of our commitment to creating and sustaining a COVID-safe environment, we ask you to:

    • Isolate for seven days from the date you test positive for COVID-19. You should not attend Three Rivers DRH on-campus or off-campus accommodation for any reason during this period.
    • Stay at home if you’re feeling unwell or have any symptoms.
    • Wear an effective mask if you’re sharing air with anyone outside your household if you can’t socially distance.
    • Maintain good hand hygiene and cough etiquette.

    Please contact us if you test positive for COVID-19 during your stay:

    • For our on-campus accommodation, please advise Residence Life or Campus Security. Campus Security can be called on 1800 931 633.
    • For our off-campus accommodation, contact us at threeriversdrh@csu.edu.au or call our office on 02 6933 4058.

    Cost

    Three Rivers subsidise the cost of placement accommodation. Eligible students will be charged a nominal service fee of $85 per week (7 day week) per room for a minimum 2-week stay. Should the length of stay in any week be less than 7 days, students will be charged the full weekly service fee of $85 for that week.

    For Charles Sturt students, this fee will be charged to your student account. Students from other universities will receive an invoice with payment due before the check-in date.

    Please note: a cancellation fee may apply if you do not arrive at the accommodation as planned without prior notification to Three Rivers.

    Eligibility

    Students must meet the below-listed criteria when applying for Three Rivers subsidised accommodation. The parameters around the eligibility criteria are set by the Australian Government as part of the Three Rivers funding agreement.

    1. Students are to be Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, or permanent residents of Australia (including the holder of an Australian permanent visa).

    2. Students are to be attending university as a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) student. A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is an enrolment subsidised by the Australian Government. Not all enrolments are CSPs.

    Verification of CSP:

    • For Charles Sturt students Three Rivers will verify your CSP from university records.
    • For students from other universities, you will be required to provide a copy of your Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) confirming your enrolment as a CSP. Uploading this evidence forms part of the accommodation application process.

    3. Charles Sturt University students are to be enrolled in a recognised health profession course from the following disciplines:

    • Nursing, midwifery, dentistry, oral health, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, speech pathology, pharmacy, paramedicine, medical radiation science, mental health (Indigenous), psychology, social work, exercise physiology and pathology.

    For other universities whose students undertake placements in our footprint, it can include other health profession courses as well (exclusions do apply as not all courses are included in our funding scope). Students must be studying towards a health profession at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Diploma or TAFE courses are not included in our funding scope.

    4. Placement is to be undertaken within the Three Rivers footprint with accommodation provided at a designated Three Rivers accommodation site.

    5. Placements are to be undertaken with external providers only – students undertaking their placement in a Charles Sturt University supported clinic are deemed ineligible for Three Rivers subsidised accommodation. University supported clinics are defined as any clinic held on Charles Sturt campuses with Charles Sturt University as the placement provider for example but not limited to: Charles Sturt University Dental and Oral Health Clinics (Albury/Orange/Dubbo/Wagga Wagga/Bathurst) and Charles Sturt University Community Engagement and Wellness Centre (CEW-Albury/Wodonga).

    6. Placement duration must be a minimum of 2 weeks (10 days consecutive at 80% of full-time equivalent placement days, i.e. minimum of 4 days per week).

    7. Students from universities other than Charles Sturt must supply written evidence of their confirmed placement. Uploading this evidence forms part of the accommodation application process.

    This evidence must include:

    • Student name
    • Name of the university/on university letterhead
    • Student course enrolment
    • Placement subject
    • Placement location (name and address of placement provider)
    • Placement dates
    • Placement duration (number of days)
    • Confirmation of placement.

    Please note: screenshots from your university placement portal are not acceptable as evidence of placement. Evidence must be in the form of a letter from your university, as outlined above. The provision of insufficient placement evidence will cause delays in the processing of your application.

    8. Students who have received the Three Rivers Placement Grant or the Three Rivers Travel Support Scheme for the placement subject listed in the accommodation application will be ineligible for subsidised accommodation.

    9. Applications for accommodation should be submitted to Three Rivers as soon as you have confirmation of your placement. Three Rivers require a minimum of 1 week processing time for accommodation bookings. In instances where there has been a delay in confirming your placement, late applications for accommodation will be considered subject to accommodation availability.

    10. Check-in date can be up to 2 days before placement commencement, and check out is required 1 day following the completion of placement. Any accommodation required outside of those dates does not form part of the Three Rivers subsidy. If there is a valid reason for accommodation outside of those dates, e.g. long-distance travel, please include the details on the Accommodation Application Form.

    11. Any changes to accommodation requirements, i.e. arrival/departure dates, are to be advised to Three Rivers as soon as known.

    12. Students enrolled in courses where accommodation arrangements have been negotiated between the individual discipline and Charles Sturt Residence Life for a full or part-year of on-campus (including mixed campus) placement accommodation will be ineligible for Three Rivers subsidised accommodation.

    13. Individual students who have a current Residential Agreement with Charles Sturt Residence Life to reside on campus full-time for the calendar year should not apply for Three Rivers subsidised accommodation. If you need temporary accommodation on a different campus for your placement, discuss this with the campus Residence Life office where your Residential Agreement is held. If this applies, and your placement is to be undertaken with an external provider, you may be eligible for the Three Rivers Placement Grant. Students undertaking their placement in a Charles Sturt University supported clinic are deemed ineligible for the Placement Grant.

    14. Due to the limited availability of placement accommodation – students attending placements with longer durations may not be accommodated under the Three Rivers subsidy. Three Rivers reserves the right to not accept students for longer durations of accommodation even if a student believes they meet all the eligibility criteria.

    15. Three Rivers subsidised accommodation is limited. Three Rivers reserves the right not to approve an accommodation application even if a student believes they meet all the eligibility criteria.

    Three Rivers DRH is led, administered and operated by Charles Sturt University in consortium partnership with the University of New South Wales, The University of Notre Dame Australia and Western Sydney University. Three Rivers DRH is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program.