Funding and Eligibility for Placements Grants

There are three types of Placement Grants available that do differ in eligibility requirements.

  • KickStart Placement Grants - (General)
    • To be eligible students must be enrolled full-time at a FedUni campus and be completing a placement in any year of an undergraduate degree. Students can apply for one KickStart Placement per year. Eligible students can receive $100 -$200 per week of placement which is funding dependent.
  • Rural Health Placement Grants - (Nursing, Paramedicine, Midwifery, Exercise Physiology and Social Work)
    • Eligible students can receive $200 per week of placement.
    • Clinical placement must be of a minimum of 2 weeks and be full-time (full-time is 4 days per week or more) placement.
    • Students must be completing a course at Federation University Australia in nursing, paramedicine, midwifery, exercise physiology or social work.
    • Placement must be a minimum of 80kms from your residence.
    • Students must be an Australian citizen or resident
    • Students must be provided the opportunity to complete the DRH Clinical Placement Evaluation Survey at the end of their placement.
    • The student is not to have received any other assistance other than our Kickstart program to complete their placement (such as a SARRAH scholarship) or from another UDRH for that placement
  • Rural Teacher Placements - (Education)
    • Eligible student can receive $200 per week of placement.
    • Enrolled in third or final year of Bachelor of Education program
    • Have accommodation and/or travel costs associated with your placement
    • Students must be an Australian citizen or resident
    • Students must provide evidence i.e. receipts for accommodation/travel costs
    • Student must complete a Rural Teacher Placement Survey on completion of their placement