This grant is to support domestic undergraduate students who require financial assistance to ensure they are able to fully participate in the professional development opportunities related to their program. International students are not eligible to apply. Please note Going Rural have provided an online Resilience and Self -Care Package that students can access anytime. This free online course is especially important during these current times and we encourage students to utilise these useful tools.
There are two types of placement grants available that do differ in eligibility requirements.
- KickStart Placement Grants - To be eligible students must be enrolled full-time at a Federation campus and be completing a placement in any year of an undergraduate degree. Students must demonstrate a high level of financial or personal need in their KickStart registration to be eligible. Eligible students can receive $200 per week of placement (and a maximum of $1000 per year) and is funding dependent.
- Rural Health Placement Grants - as part of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) program, eligible students can receive $200 per week of placement. To be eligible students must be enrolled in a Bachelor of Nursing, Diploma of Nursing/Midwifery, Masters of Clinical Exercise and Physiology or Masters of Social Work. Applicants must be completing placement in a 3-week block or more in a rural area (excluding Melbourne and Geelong) and travelling at least 100kms (one way) from home. Students must demonstrate a high level of financial or personal need in their KickStart registration to be eligible
Additional information required
To apply for a placement grant you must complete the additional information form. We will determine which grant is relevant and send you a notification outlining the conditions of the grant. Please note all placement grant funding is dependent.
Please do not complete the additional information unless your placement details have been confirmed (i.e. location and dates are confirmed). Incomplete additional information forms will not be reviewed.
Useful resource - For students studying nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, social work or exercise physiology
Rural Health online has been developed to help you to understand how working in a rural health setting can be different from urban health settings and what to look for on your rural health experience. The online learning unit consists of ten short online mini-modules for you to work through. It will take you around an hour and a half to complete all modules. You can log out and come back and complete modules not yet completed.