Student Hub

Welcome to the Student Hub! 

If you’re the type of health student who values learning, then you’re in the right place.

The Student Hub lists resources provided by health professionals who understand the importance of cutting to the chase. 

If you have the opportunity or burning desire to go on rural placement, we’ve added contact details of facilities that offer student placements so you can follow up with them directly.

Be sure to revisit the Hub regularly to check out what new resources have been added. 

And if you come across a ‘must have’ resource, feel free to share it with us by emailing us here.

Aggression and Violence in Health Care

The Wicked Problem of Violence in Health Care is an insightful article written by JCU researcher and PhD student, Alycia Jacob.

Mental Health – Clinical Resources

Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources. Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.

The Healthy Mind Platter recommends seven daily activities of “mental nutrients” that your brain and relationships need to function at their best.

What is human flourishing and what enables it? Visit the PERMA theory of well-being page to find out. There are five building blocks that enable flourishing -Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment (hence PERMA™) – and there are techniques to increase each.

Mental Health – Organisations that work in the Bush

Outback Futures applies a long term, strategic approach to facilitate intergenerational change in the suicide prevention and mental health outcomes for remote communities.

Rural Health Connect provides online access to mental wellbeing by linking rural community members to psychologists through video and phone calls.

The RFDS (Queensland Section) delivers more than 12,100 mental health consultations annually and has the largest mental health service of RFDS sections across Australia.

The RFDS Mental Health and Wellbeing Service is comprised of several specialised teams which provide psychological therapies and tailored programs for rural and remote Queenslanders.

Indigenous Mental Health

Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practiceis an awesome book (that can be freely downloaded) and is an important contribution to improve the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Menzies School of Health Research provides useful downloadable resources for Indigenous mental health and wellbeing.


Gain some insight to the Indigenous Community of Yarrabah where Go Rural Virtually speaker Joanne gained a job at an Aboriginal community-controlled health service, Gurriny Yealamucka after completing a placement.

Visit Gurriny Yealamucka to get an inside view of an Aboriginal community-controlled health service.

See how a visit from the South Sydney Rabbitohs brought the community of Yarrabah together for a day of culture and fun in Yarns in Yarrabah!

Self-Care – An Essential Skill For Us All

Sane Australia provides a range of valuable resources including counselling support, peer support, plus information and skills to respond to mental health issues in the workplace.

The Bush Sup­port Lineis a free, con­fi­den­tial, 24/7 tele­phone sup­port line with an expe­ri­enced psychologist for the cur­rent and emerg­ing rur­al and remote health work­force, and their fam­i­lies.

Kindness - the key to a better world!

The Smiling Mind provides accessible, life-long tools to support healthy minds.

Self-Care Inventory – rate yourself!

Know when to jump out of hot water - Top Tips for Avoiding Boiling Frog Syndrome.

The Black Dog Institute provides a range of mental health resources and support tools.

My Compass- a personalised self-help tool for your mental health.

Scholarships and Bursaries

CRANAplusoffers the following scholarships:

  • Undergraduate Remote Placement Scholarship – offering a $1000 reimbursement.

  • Gayle Woodford Memorial Scholarship – covers all course fees for a graduate certificate in Remote Health Practice through Flinders University.

Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH)offer a $1000 clinical placement bursary for UQ and USQ nursing, midwifery and allied health students to MM4-7 locations. Student support and accommodation in some locations is also offered.

The University of Sunshine Coast (USC) offer a $2500 scholarship to third year Nursing/Midwifery students, the Helen Hall Rural and Remote Nursing Bursary. For Fraser Coast campus only, the Lucy Harris Bursaryfor second or third year nursing students.

University of Southern Queensland (USQ) offer a nursing and midwifery clinical placement bursary providing up to $750 for USQ students.

Placement Locations

Listed below are rural locations you may like to consider for future placements. Each of these locations are student friendly and would welcome your enquiries. 

North and West Remote Health

Gidgee Healing

Vital Health

Lifestyle Therapies and Training Solutions


Murtupuni, Centre for Rural and Remote Health

Read also about CRANAplus’ LINKS Mentoring Program. This program focuses on building capabilities in clinical leadership, decision-making, networking and resilience during placements and recently gained employment.