Financial Support

The UniSA Department of Rural Health can provide the following financial support to domestic Allied Health and Nursing students undertaking a rural placement in South Australia for period of two (2) consecutive weeks or greater.

Accommodation* and travel support** payments are in line with the RA code of the placement town.

RA2 Inner Regional = $150
RA3 Outer Regional = $200
RA4 Remote = $250
RA5 Very Remote = $300

*per week
**one off payment

To check the RA Code for the placement town; see the list

For placements of five (5) consecutive weeks or longer, students can apply for a Placement Support Payment.

Support for alternative accommodation is also available depending on the situation.


UniSA domestic students can apply for a placement grant via the UniSA scholarships page. This grant is available for placements of greater than 4 weeks and is separate from the DRH.

There are a number of other scholarship options available to assist with studies. More information can be found on the scholarships page.

Students not enrolled at UniSA should check with their own University or Training organisation for additional scholarship information.

For further information please contact