The University of Tasmania provides free accommodation (subject to availability) for rural professional experience placements at Burnie, Campbell Town, Deloraine, Dover, Flinders and King Islands, George Town, Huonville, Latrobe, New Norfolk, Nubeena, Oatlands, Queenstown, Scottsdale, Smithton, St Helens, St Marys and Swansea.
Free accommodation (subject to availability) may be provided at other rural locations on request.
Places are limited so please book early using the Centre for Rural Health Booking Form.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an Information Pack containing an Accommodation Guide and a site-specific Fact Sheet.
The Centre for Rural Health will provide nursing students travelling to King and Flinders Islands with one return airfare per placement.
Medical and Pharmacy students should liaise with their placement coordinator regarding travel arrangements.
The accommodation consists of individual bedrooms with a shared kitchen, living room, laundry and bathroom.
The kitchens are well-equipped with a fridge, oven, cooking utensils, a microwave oven, electric jug, toaster, cutlery and crockery.
There will be a washing machine, iron and ironing board in the laundry. There are dryers and dishwashers in some houses.
Bed linen and towels are provided in some instances. You should refer to the Property Fact Sheet before you go for site-specific information on what to take.
Computers are generally not provided; you should take your laptop computer with you. You should also take a mobile phone and ensure that coverage is available before you go.
Most of the time, students will have their own bedroom. However, in some circumstances you may be asked to share a room with another student of the same gender. There will generally be other students staying at the accommodation and sometimes staff from the local health facility.
Internet access is through WiFi at all locations except Perth. Students on placement in Perth or Longford, who are staying at the Perth accommodation, will be provided with portable internet devices. Network details and passwords will be provided when accommodation bookings are confirmed. Limited internet data applies in some areas. If necessary, students can access the Internet at University of Tasmania campuses at Latrobe and Burnie.
Please note that the internet is provided primarily for study purposes. Students should be mindful of their usage as it may impact on other students.
All students should consider their travel requirements and book their accommodation accordingly. The accommodation can be booked from the Sunday before the placement starts to the Saturday after the placement finishes. Students travelling by bus may need to factor in an additional day.
From time to time a small rural placement allowance may be available – you will be advised if this is possible.
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