What are TAHRPS?
Towards Allied Health Rural Placement Scholarships – a scholarship scheme run by TROHPIQ and supported by SARRAH; it’s a $500 bursary intended to help with some of the costs associated with undertaking a rural placement. In exchange, TAHRPS scholars provide a reflection on their rural experience upon completion. Reflections will be published on the TROHPIQ website, where students considering a rural placement can access reflections from a particular discipline or location.
Who is eligible?
Any allied health student undertaking a rural placement in the same calendar year as the TAHRPS round they are applying for. This includes retrospective applications (i.e. your placement commenced or finished before the TAHRPS applications closed).
What do I need to do?
You must be a TROHPIQ member to apply; more details will be released about the application process in the coming months. Successful applicants will be expected to submit a report on their placement experience, either:
- A written report, maximum 500 words with photos.
- A short video (maximum 5 minutes).
Past TAHRPS Experiences:
Past TREE Scholars have had the opportunity to:
- Be mentored by nursing and allied health staff in rural hospitals and medical centres.
- Enjoy more operational independence and a greater scope of practice.
- Work with indigenous communities to make a difference and help to Close the Gap.
- Get to know the community and explore the local sites, guided by hosts or colleagues.
Past TAHPRS Reflections:
Previous TAHRPS scholar reports are published below. These reports are each scholar’s reflection of what their rural placement achieved, and the highlights of their experiences.