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Placement grant

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 course. International students are not eligible to apply. Note, Going Rural has provided an online Resilience and Wellbeing information package that students can access anytime. This free online course is especially important during these current times and we encourage students to use these useful tools.

  • Placement grants - To be eligible students must be enrolled 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 to be eligible. Eligible students can receive $200 per week of placement (and a maximum of $1000 per year) and is funding dependent.

Note: Placement grants are now closed and will open mid January 2021.

Useful resource

For students studying nursing, midwifery, paramedicine, social work or exercise physiology, Online Introduction to Rural Health 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. It will take around an hour and a half to complete all modules. You can log out and go back and complete modules not yet completed.

External placement grant funding available

Students may be eligible to apply for funding through the Rural Workforce Agency Victoria and Going Rural Health. You cannot receive funding from both sources for the same placement. Each external source has their own eligibility requirements. See links for further information and details on how to apply.