Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Clinical Training Unit - 'Positively Rural'

Within the footprint of the Three Rivers UDRH, the Clinical Training Unit (CTU) has 4 main aims:

  • To increase the number of effective rural training experiences (placements) for allied health students.
  • To ensure that these rural training experiences are of a high quality.
  • To engage with the local community to support the delivery of training to allied health students.
  • To provide regional leadership in developing innovative training solutions to address rural workforce recruitment and retention.

For us, allied health has a broad definition, encompassing all health disciplines except medicine. For CSU, this includes the disciplines of Nursing, Midwifery, Dentistry, Oral Health, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Speech Pathology, Pharmacy, Paramedicine, Medical Radiation Science, Mental Health (Indigenous), Psychology, Social Work, Exercise Physiology and Pathology.

CSU students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to be considered eligible for support from Three Rivers UDRH.

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For other Universities whose students undertake placements in our footprint, it can include other health disciplines as well.

Our main focus will be in assisting to increase the provision of effective, high quality, clinical training (placements) for allied health students through our 'Positively Rural' program.

Student Placement Accommodation Facilities

Three Rivers UDRH has accommodation on Dubbo campus which may be available to students undertaking allied health placements in this area.

Download Accommodation Application form

Student Placement Financial Assistance

Did you know you may be eligible for financial assistance to complete your clinical placement within our Three Rivers UDRH footprint.

View available grants/scholarships

Online Student Resources and Information

We have information and links to helpful resources to assist you during your placement.

View our Student Handbook

Student Support and General Enquiries

Student support and accommodation enquiries:
Tel: +61 2 6051 9177

Email: threeriversudrh@csu.edu.au