A health placement in far west New South Wales offers students a rare opportunity to experience rural and remote practice, to interact with patients and community members, as well as participate in health care delivery.

Students on placement out here also find ample opportunities to mix with qualified practitioners from different disciplines both professionally and socially, and there are often a number of sporting, social and other community groups in rural communities that welcome new members.

The first step for all students who have secured a placement in the far west region is to submit an online application. Our online application not only allows us to capture student information, but allows students to secure accommodation.

The remaining pages under this section will offer students insight into what a placement in rural far west New South Wales is all about, including information on how to get here, attractions, and answers to frequently asked questions.

The BHUDRH mandatory Christmas closedown period commences COB Friday 21st December 2018, reopening Monday 7th January 2019.

Accommodation fees? No
Placement fees? Yes
Utility fees? No
International student fees? Yes

The only fee directly charged by the BHUDRH to students is a placement fee of $25.00 per week. This fee may or may not be covered by students’ universities.

Australian university students participating in a rural placement through the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health will be required to pay a weekly placement fee of $25.00. The total placement fee applicable for students will be outlined in documentation prior to placement.

Students are expected to pay the placement fee prior to arriving for placement.  Students on placement for 10 weeks or longer will be offered the opportunity to pay the placement fee via installments – this offer will be made via email to eligible students. 

International university student placement fees are managed separately, and international students will be advised following acceptance of application. Please Note: Due to high demand by Australian students, we are currently unable to take students from overseas (with the exception of dental students).

Where accommodation is available for health students undertaking placement, our accommodation will be provided free of charge.

All student placements are a minimum of 2 weeks.

All placements will commence on Monday of students’ first week with Orientation Day.
Please organise travel so you arrive at your placement site by Sunday evening, ready to commence placement at 8.30am on Monday morning. Mid-week starts are not permitted.
On those weeks when Monday is a Public Holiday then Orientation runs on Tuesday and first day at placement is Wednesday of week 1.