Three Rivers UDRH Travel Support Scheme

Purpose

Three Rivers UDRH aims to improve the recruitment and retention of nursing, midwifery, allied health and dentistry professionals in rural and remote Australia. One of our objectives is to improve the quality of the student rural health placement experience.

This Travel Support Scheme has been developed to support health discipline students from universities other than Charles Sturt, to undertake a clinical placement in the Three Rivers UDRH geographical footprint.

Eligible students can apply for $100 per week of placement, capped at $500. Payment will be made upon successful completion of the placement. Evidence of placement completion must be supplied by your university.

Students need to be travelling 80km or more (one way) to the location of their clinical placement from their place of residence during university session.

If your application has been successful, payment will be made via bank transfer and may take up to 8 weeks to be issued after completion of clinical placement and receipt of all required documentation.

Please note: Charles Sturt students should apply for the Three Rivers UDRH Placement Grant.

The 2020 Three Rivers UDRH Travel Support Scheme closes 2 December 2020. Students who have placements commencing in 2021 should apply when the Scheme re-opens on 11 January 2021. Note: All applications for the 2021 Three Rivers UDRH Travel Support Scheme will be subject to the 2021 eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

Students should meet the below listed criteria when applying for Three Rivers UDRH Travel Support Scheme (TSS). The parameters around the eligibility criteria are set by the Australian Government as part of the Three Rivers UDRH funding agreement.

Charles Sturt University and its consortium partners acknowledge the financial support provided by the Australian Government through its Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program in the establishment of the Three Rivers University Department of Rural Health.

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

2. 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 - not all courses are included in our funding scope).

3. Placement is to be undertaken within the Three Rivers UDRH footprint.

4. Placement duration must be a minimum of 2 weeks (10 days consecutive at 80% of full time equivalent placement days).

5. Students need to be travelling 80km or more (one way) to their clinical placement from:

  • your place of residence during university session and
  • your home address

6. Applications must be submitted prior to the completion date of the placement. Applications submitted after the completion date of the placement will not be accepted.

7. Students must supply written evidence from their university that they have satisfactorily completed their placement. This written evidence must be supplied within 4 weeks of the completion date of the placement.

This evidence must include:

  • Student name
  • The name of the university/on university letterhead
  • The Student Course Enrolment
  • The Placement Subject
  • The Placement Location (Name and address of placement provider)
  • Placement Dates
  • Placement Duration (number of days)
  • Satisfactory Completion of the Placement

8. Students who have received Three Rivers UDRH Subsidised Accommodation for the placement subject listed in this application will be ineligible for the Travel Support Scheme.

9. Three Rivers UDRH receives a high volume of applications for grants. Meeting the eligibility criteria may not guarantee access to the Travel Support Scheme. Early applications are encouraged.

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