Going Rural Health is an initiative run by The University of Melbourne Department of Rural Health (UDRH)
Through funding from the Australian Government Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program, our programs have been developed to support students enrolled in a nationally recognised nursing, allied health or other health science undergraduate or postgraduate degree at any Australian University.* (Financial support is subject to eligibility)
Our team actively works with health services and education providers, along with students directly to assist and improve the learning and experiences that students gain during their clinical placement.
All of our programs and initiatives are funded by the Commonwealth to support our future rural health workforce. We have teams located in Shepparton, Wangaratta and Ballarat.
In 2019 we
Supported 1,725 nursing & allied health students
Trained 1700+ supervisors of students
Implemented 90 service learning placements
and staff took part in Cultural Awareness workshops