The Centre for Rural Health encourages health students to choose a rural placement in Tasmania by offering a range of support services including a network of rural hospital and community-based learning environments dedicated to rural health teaching, learning and research.
Rural Health Teaching Sites provide students with accommodation and IT facilities close to local health services.
Rural Interprofessional Clinical Education Centres provide accommodation and access to education and training facilities and are operated in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services.
Accommodation is of a medium to high standard and is offered on a share basis. It is self-contained and fully equipped with cooking and laundry facilities. The range of IT services may vary from site to site.
Telephones are provided and can be used for local and 13, 1300, 1800 calls only. Mobile phone coverage is available at all sites. Please check with your network provider to see whether the location you are visiting is covered.
Information specific to each accommodation facility will be provided when bookings are confirmed.
The Tasmanian Clinical Educational Network hosts ‘Virtual Orientation Tours’ of many rural health facilities associated with this program.
The Supporting Rural Placements in Tasmania website provides a useful orientation to rural practice.
UTAS IT Support Help Sheets provide advice on how to access the University of Tasmania’s Web Mail system while on placement.
The Rural Placement Allowance assists with the financial cost of travelling to a rural area.
A Facebook Group has been set up as an informal way of sharing information about the accommodation facilities and their locations.
For further information, please contact Karla Peek
Phone: 03 6324 4000/1800 244 000
Fax: 03 6324 4040
Special thanks to Dennis Harding for use of his photographs, and to the Campbell Town and Oatlands Online Access Centres for their assistance.
Authorised by the Director, Centre for Rural Health
25 February, 2014