Apply for a support grant to assist you with completing a rural clinical placement.

The Allied Health Rural Clinical Placement Support Program aims to provide financial support to allied health students completing a rural clinical placement in rural Western Australia.

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Allied Health Rural Clinical Placement Support Program

Rural Health West is offering allied health students the opportunity to apply for financial support to complete a clinical placement in rural Western Australia. Successful applicants may be awarded up to $800 depending on placement location, type of placement and availability of funding. 

Applications for Semester 2 are now open and close Friday 22nd October

Clinical Placements will need take place between 1st July – 31st December

For further information please contact [email protected] 

Who is eligible?

Students must be:

  • Currently studying in a full-time or part-time capacity.
  • Currently enrolled to study at one of the following Western Australian universities: Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, the University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle, or The University of Western Australia. 
  • Studying one of the disciplines listed.
  • Students must be a member of a Student Rural Health Club.
    Western Australian ALlied Health Interested In Bush Experience ‒ WAALHIIBE. Click here.
    Students and Practitioners Interested iN Rural Practice Health Education eXcetera ‒ SPINRPHEX. Click here.
    Kimberley Regional Alliance for Students in Health - KRASH. Click here.
  • Clinical Placement located in an MMM 3-7 location.

Please note: Students located in a Western Australian rural region enrolled externally with a university not listed above are eligible to apply. See guidelines for further information. 


Eligible university courses

  • Audiology
  • Chiropractic
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Health Science/ Health Promotion
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing 

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Paramedicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology
  • Radiography
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology

Applications for Semester 2 are now open. To view a list of the guidelines click here.

To apply for the round, fill out the application form.