Three Rivers DRH Travel Support Scheme

All grant applications will be subject to the eligibility criteria outlined below.

Purpose

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 DRH 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 home address and 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 DRH Placement Grant.

Eligibility criteria

Students should meet the below-listed criteria when applying for Three Rivers DRH Travel Support Scheme (TSS). The parameters around the eligibility criteria are set by the Australian Government as part of the Three Rivers DRH 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. For verification of CSP, students will be required to provide a copy of their Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) confirming their enrolment as a CSP. Uploading this evidence forms part of the application process.

3. 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).

4. Placement is to be undertaken within the Three Rivers DRH footprint.

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

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

  • your home address, and
  • place of residence during university session – where you reside during university sessions.

7. Applications must be submitted before the completion date of the placement. Applications submitted after the completion date of the placement will not be accepted.

8. 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
  • 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)
  • Satisfactory completion of the placement.

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

10. Three Rivers DRH 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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