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Funding and eligibility for placements grants

There are three types of placement grants available that do differ in eligibility requirements.

Placement grants (General)

  • 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.
  • Eligible students can receive $200 per week of placement which is funding dependent.
  • Students must be completing at least 2 or more weeks of placement at one time.

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 3 weeks and be full-time (full-time is 4 days per week or more) placement.
  • Students must be completing a course at Federation University 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 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 or Masters of Teaching program.
  • Must be travelling at 80kms to a regional or rural area
  • 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