Our aim is to provide high quality health professional education and placements in a rural setting, based on strong partnerships and collaborations between universities, local health districts and clinicians.
Our long-term goal is that students will return and practice in our area following their training. While many of our students return to work in rural areas, all of them develop a better understanding of the needs of rural communities. We aim to give students strong grounding and appreciation of health care in a rural setting.
How to register with the UCRH
If you’ve been allocated a placement on the NSW Northern Rivers and you’d like to link into the services the UCRH campuses offer, please register your placement at the link below.
If you’d like to complete a placement on the NSW Northern Rivers but don’t have a placement already assigned, please register your placement using the link below, and a UCRH staff member will be in touch with what’s on offer shortly.
Please note that if you would like to know what accommodation is available during your placement period, you are required to register. You will be contacted soon after with availability.
Resources during the Registration Process:
When you proceed with the registration process, you may be asked to read the following policies (dependent on your campus location).
Why Register your Placement with the UCRH
Our campuses at two Northern Rivers locations (Grafton and Lismore) offer excellent support services for health students. If you’d like to tap into any of them, you need to register your placement so we know how to contact you. Some of our services include:
STUDENT COORDINATION – you will be supported by UCRH Student Coordinators pre‐placement and also during your stay. Education Support staff are here to support you in areas of health and wellbeing, social connections, accommodation, and linking you into additional educational opportunities.
ACCOMMODATION ‐ Provide students with practical accommodation help. The UCRH offers accommodation located on the Ballina and Grafton sites and also accommodation in Lismore (within walking distance to the Lismore Base Hospital), Casino and Maclean.
Eligible students may apply for a subsidy for external/private accommodation of up to $70 per week.
Please see Student Accommodation Subsidy Guide for information and eligibility requirements and application process.
Please complete the Student Accommodation Subsidy Application Form and return to your Education Co-ordinator with the required documentation.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION PROGRAM – a weekly program of lectures, workshops and learning opportunities are delivered to enhance your home university’s education program and to engender a multidisciplinary approach to health care.
REGIONAL HEALTH ORIENTATION – you will be warmly welcomed by UCRH staff on your first day and orientated to all aspects of your placement.
STUDENT STUDY SPACE 24/7 ACCESS – Both UCRH campuses have student study spaces equipped with computers, printer, internet access ‐ EduRoam, lockers, lounges and kitchen. The Lismore Campus study space is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
BECONNECTED SOCIAL PROGRAM ‐ network with your future colleagues – meet and socialise with other students on placement in the region in a range of activities outside of placement hours.
ABORIGINAL HEALTH EDUCATION – you have access to lectures and workshops with UCRH Aboriginal Educators, health promotion and immersion opportunities engaging with local Aboriginal communities, cultural competency programs and placements in Aboriginal services.
INTER-PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ‐ opportunities including accredited courses, Clinical Case Discussions, lectures by visiting academics and health professionals, Social Equity Evenings, and participation in events like the Health Collaboration Challenge.
LINK-UP ‐ with your home university for videoconferencing of lectures and supervision meetings.
For more detailed and site-specific information, please speak to our Education Support Officers at the following campuses:
LISMORE (covering Ballina, Byron Bay, Evans Head, Alstonville, Casino , Kyogle, and Work Ready placements in Maclean)
61 Uralba St (opp. the Lismore Base Hospital)
E Medicine – email@example.com
E Allied Health – firstname.lastname@example.org
T +61 2 6620 7570
GRAFTON (includes placements at Maclean Hospital or Community Health)
174 Arthur St (within Grafton Base Hospital grounds)
T +61 2 6641 8903