Flinders University

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The Northern Territory has advantages and challenges for healthcare students seeking unique placement opportunities. Placement locations range from rural desert towns to the multi-cultural hubs of Darwin and Alice Springs and from remote clinics and practices to sizable tertiary institutions. The university encourages and assists students in embracing learning opportunities, getting involved in their communities, and improving the general well-being of the populace. 


Medical Students



Northern territory


Flinders NT arranges for medical students to complete internships at the Royal Darwin Hospital and the Alice Springs Hospital.

For a minimum of four weeks and eight weeks, placements are offered for students enrolled in their penultimate or final year of a medical degree.


  • Darwin Placements


Every placement for medical students is subject to availability and formal clearance. Darwin may offer opportunities in the following departments:


  • Anesthesia & Perioperative
  • Cardiology
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Emergency
  • Endocrinology & Diabetes
  • General Medicine (Palmerston Regional Hospital)
  • Geriatrics (Palmerston Regional Hospital)
  • Hematology/Medical Oncology
  • Immunology/Rheumatology
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Palliative Care
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation (Palmerston Regional Hospital)
  • Renal Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Tropical Infectious Diseases


  • Alice Springs Placements


Only domestic students are eligible for medical student placements in Alice Springs and must receive formal approval in addition to being available. At Alice Springs, positions in the following departments can be available:


  • Anesthesia
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecologic (Flinders student only)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Renal Medicine



  • Working with children's clearance


Once your placement has been officially approved, you must apply to working with children's clearance (Ochre Card).

Without having your Ochre Card on hand before the placement start date, you cannot begin a placement in the NT. It is encouraged that you apply for your Ochre Card at least eight weeks before the start of your placement.
In the event that eight weeks have passed and you have not gotten your card, you must be proactive in checking in with Safe NT regarding your application. It is important to keep contacting them until you hear back from them.

Online Ochre Card applications from foreigners are not accepted. You must fill out a paper application and mail it.





The medical college's affiliated teaching hospital and Public Health, Flinders Medical Centre, is permitted to accommodate a small number of visiting students.

Final-year medical students can find placements to complete clinical electives for a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of eight weeks.



Nursing and Allied Health students


To maximise the results of clinical placements in the Northern Territory, the Remote and Rural Interprofessional Placement Learning NT (RIPPL NT) team offers support and assistance to allied health and nursing students, their universities, and clinical supervisors. All university students and those enrolled in health-related courses are invited to use our services. 




















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Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about Flinders University
Where is Flinders University located?
Flinders University is located in Adelaide, Australia
How much does it cost to study in Flinders University?
The average first year cost to study in Flinders University is INR 2495975
What is the acceptance rate for Flinders University?
Flinders University has an acceptance rate of 12.5%
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