Centre for Remote Health (CRH) coordinates and provides support to students on placement Central Australia. A recent expansion in funding has allowed for the development of additional placement options, increased subsidised accommodation in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek and increased inter-professional learning opportunities.
Students from all health related courses are welcome and encouraged to make the most of their stay in this unique area. All students are also required to attend a one day course titled Introduction to Central Australian Aboriginal Cultures and Context in order to prepare themselves to undertake a placement here.
The Centre for Remote Health provides the following types of support
- Assistance to universities seeking placement opportunities for students
- Subsidised accommodation
- Vehicles and bicycles
- Financial Assistance
- Networking and Inter-Professional Sessions (NIPS)
- Sessions for Placement Supervisors
- Opportunities for student involvement in local community groups
Placement Opportunities in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek
CRH works closely with the following types of organisations to facilitate student placements:
- Department of Health (Emergency, Intensive Care, General Medical, Surgical, Aged Care, Renal, Palliative Care)
- Remote Clinics
- Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs)
- Community Health Services
- Community Development Organisations
- Tennant Creek Placements
Always a valuable learning experience for undergraduate nurses, Tennant Creek north of Alice Springs and the fifth largest town in the Northern Territory, is currently able to offer expanded placements to both second and third year nursing students.
With the availability of increased student accommodation and the support of the staff at the Tennant Creek Hospital, universities are able to take advantage of the variety and depth of experience that a placement in Tennant Creek can offer.
Tennant Creek (Anyinginyi), situated in the heart of the Barkly Tableland is known as the ‘Golden Heart of the Northern Territory’ and is the centre of Warumungu country. Surrounded by vast pastoral lands, it was founded by mining, and provides services to the pastoral and mining industries as well as the surrounding Indigenous Communities.