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ST | Hands on Health VET Program in India
New Delhi, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring
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Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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Dates / Deadlines:
Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Science, Engineering & Health (SEH) RMIT School: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences
Study level: Vocational Education
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Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives) Time of year: Spring
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Interest area:
Health and Medical Sciences
About your Experience
About your Experience
Program Details:
  • Program Leader: Josh Davies, Program Coordinator: Myotherapy & Remedial Massage 
  • Dates: 16th - 30th September 2017
  • Places Available: 25 places
The program is a cultural and treatment modalities exchange, with a strong focus on treating alongside local therapists within the community and students from other health programs. Students will have the opportunity to learn and exchange techniques from the local therapists and fellow students (intra and inter-disciplinary).
There will be 3 two-days health camps where the students will have the opportunity to treat people from local and surrounding communities.  These health camps will be in both rural and urban areas. The rural health camps may be at open-walled clinics using very basic equipment (camp beds, treatments tables & mats); and shifts may last for up to 12 hours. Be prepared for intense days in challenging conditions.  Your resilience will be tested at times.

There will also be treatments in the fully equipped clinic in urban Udaipur.  All assessments/treatments will be fully supervised by RMIT staff (and will contribute to your clinical WIL placements). Students will be encouraged to use all techniques and modalities from their studies, while incorporating new techniques learned on the intensive.  You will also be encouraged to communicate with fellow students (intra-disciplinary) and the other students from other health courses.

There may be a tour of the Taj Mahal and other local attractions in Udaipur (city of Lakes) pending costs.

Program Costs (Approximately):

25 x $2000 Endeavour grants are available and will go toward airfares and accommodation.  

Total cost is approximately $3150 (depending on flights) and will cover the following:
  • Return Airfares - Melbourne to Delhi
  • Return Airfares - Delhi to Udaipur 
  • Transfers - In India
  • 2 nights 3-star accommodation @ Hotel Taj Princess in Delhi - 3 triples & 1 twin inc breakfast from 6.30am daily
  • Full day tour of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.  Includes (english speaking) guide, all meals and entry fees. With the $2000 Endeavour Grant per student, costs will be approximately $1000 out-of-pocket.  

Additional costs to consider:
  • RMIT tuition fee
  • Host country visa- For the purpose of the trip, students will need to get an Employment or Entry visa which unfortunately has just increased in cost and will be around $350. You will need to apply at least 6 weeks in advance. 
  • Passports
  • Personal expenditure
Students must ensure that they can financially support themselves during the Global Intensive before they consider applying.
  • Myotherapy and Remedial Massage students from cohorts - M17F and D16F going into M17J
  • Allied Health Assistant students from the following cohort - C4367 - Certificate IV Allied Health Assistance - AH17 & AH18
  • Optical students from the following cohort - FT17, OP47, OP48, OP49, SS26, SS27 and SS29
  • Nursing students from the following cohort - TAFE/VET currently enrolled which does not conflict with timetable, RMIT nor Clinical commitments
Academic Credit:
  • As advised by your Global Intensive Leader and Program Coordinator
  • Students are required to complete supervised clinical hours during the program. 
  • Each student attending the tour will complete 100 hours of supervised clinical hours.  There may be additional hours that you will need to complete outside of this tour.  
Application process:
  • Students will be required to apply via Mobi by completing the following Questionnaires in full:
    • General questionnaire
    • Short-term programs questionnaire 
  • Students are required to include a letter of application about why you would wish to go to India as a part of this tour; and why you would be suitable.
  • Selection process will incorporate all sessionals and teachers involved in your program.  We will consider all aspects including:
    - course/class contribution
    - course progress to date
    - communication skills
    - ability to work in a team environment
    - +/- attendance
Step 1: 
- Apply for this program using the "Apply Now" button by 4th July 2017. 
- You need to write a paragraph why you wish to be involved in the tour and what you wish to learn from this experience.
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Step 2: 
- After the deadline, the Global Intensive Leader in conjunction with your Program Coordinator(s) will review your application and notify you of the outcome
Step 3:
 If your application is successful, you will receive an automated message (Your status would have been changed to 'Accepted by RMIT').
- Log into Mobi
- Digitally sign the “Outbound Student Mobility: Program Terms and Conditions” and "MyTrip Itinerary Registration"
- “Accept’ your place in the program (under Commitment to Participate section)
Step 4: Complete the online International SOS e-learning module and upload a copy of your certificate on Mobi.
Step 5: Complete your RMIT Enrolment (check with the Global Intensive Leader)
Step 6: Enter your key predeparture details into Mobi and send to Mytrips.

Pre-departure session:
Successful applicants will be required to attend two compulsory pre-departure sessions on travelling/culture/expectations.
Further details will be provided to successful applicants.  

25 x $2000 Endeavour grants are available and will go toward airfares and accommodation.  To be eligible for these grants, students must be Australian Citizens and currently enrolled Vocational Education students during the time of travel.

Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

More information:
Josh Davies
Program Coordinator: Myotherapy & Remedial Massage
School of Vocational Health & Science.
College of Science, Engineering and Health


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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.