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. 

A new round of funding for the program is now open. Unsuccessful applicants from the previous round are encouraged to apply for a retrospective grant.

For further information please contact choosecountry@ruralhealthwest.com.au 

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.
  • 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
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology
  • Radiography
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology

How to apply 

  • Applicants must download and read the program guidelines and application form.
  • Students must submit their completed application form and supporting evidence to choosecountry@ruralhealthwest.com.au

*Please note applications submitted without supporting evidence will not be processed.

For further information please contact choosecountry@ruralhealthwest.com.au