Student resources

We provide a number of resources to support students on their journey toward becoming rural health professionals.

On the ground student support

Students have access to our:

  • Six regionally based clinical educators supporting students and employers during rural placements.
  • Dedicated Indigenous Clinical Educator.

Contact the team

Open learning modules

Heading out on a rural placement? Ready for adventure? Get the most out of your placement by completing this series of short modules aimed at helping you prepare, and be proactive about engaging with your site and supervisor. Enhance your understanding of some of the core systems and practices in clinical workplace learning environments. These modules are free to access, with a certificate of completion also available on request.

Rural Clinical Placements – Your journey starts here

Workplace learning can be one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking parts of your health profession training at university. But it is definitely the area in which you will become more intimately acquainted with your profession. This course will help you get started on your journey and ensure you make the most out of every placement opportunity – specifically those in rural communities.

The following modules comprise the course:

  • Why rural? Try rural!
  • Pre-placement preparation
  • Preparing for placement in an Indigenous health context
  • eMRS – Electronic Medical Records
  • Breaking bad news
  • Student resilience and wellbeing

Open Learning

Rural Clinical Placements – Your journey starts here


UDRH Online Student Meeting Room

Zoom UDRH online student meeting room has been set up as a safe space for health profession students to join, debrief, share experiences and support each other while undertaking a rural clinical placement in the Three Rivers UDRH footprint. Each meeting will be hosted by one of the Rural Health Clinical Educators.

Meetings are fortnightly on Tuesday, 2.00pm – 3.00pm.
2020 dates: April 14 and 28 ~ May 12 and 26 ~ June 9 and 23 ~ July 7 and 21 ~ August 4 and 18 ~ September 1, 15 and 29 ~ October 13 and 27 ~ November 10 and 24 ~ December 8 and 22.

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Interactive Health Career Explorer

Welcome to the village of Hardy. It’s a wonderful little Aussie village full of great people, but all is not well…

Come and explore the different all health professionals that keep Hardy healthy. You can do this module at your own pace, to learn about the different careers that are possible in rural health. There are interactive activities to do and lots of health professions to explore. This is your chance to choose your own adventure:

  • Come and meet Celia, whose cough is out of control
  • Help Tom and his family get to school on time
  • The local team has had a shocker. How do we get them match-fit for the big game?

Explore our online health career explorer module


QPR suicide prevention training

Three Rivers is proud to be working with the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network to offer Charles Sturt students free access to the QPR suicide prevention online training, as part of the LifeSpan Integrated Suicide Prevention Program.

Led by the Murrumbidgee PHN, with the support of the Black Dog Institute, the online self-paced training takes 60-90 minutes and can be paused to take as you long as you like to complete.

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Rural health careers

In working closely with industry partners and current health students, we wanted to help link potential employers with Charles Sturt graduates. We have started a new collaboration with the Charles Sturt Careers Service to help everyone join the dots.

Our new careers portal is available for:

  • Employers wishing to post a vacancy for students and graduates
  • Students seeking graduate positions in health via a dynamic jobs board
  • Students seeking support in developing their job-seeker skills by booking a time with a Charles Sturt Careers Adviser to help build resumes and interview skills
  • Links with peak bodies

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Safe driving on your rural health placement

Country driving provides an opportunity for some beautiful scenery across our spectacular country, but unfortunately, it also comes with some potential hazards and risks you may not be aware of if you are unfamiliar with rural and regional areas.

We have put together some useful driving tips to keep you safe during your clinical placement.

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Live, study, work in Rural Australia