Supporting Students

Providing diverse and rewarding rural clinical placements

SQRH’s highly skilled and experienced clinical, academic and student support staff, work with students and rural communities to provide a diverse and rewarding rural clinical placement experience for students.

Clinical placement education support

SQRH assists students in rural and remote health organisations across regional, rural and remote southern Queensland, by providing:

  • Access to discipline-specific clinical education via face-to-face or telehealth communication
  • A local point of contact for student support issues
  • Links to a variety of community-based activities to assist students in gaining the full rural life experience

Student accommodation

Our team provides accommodation support for students in the following locations:

  • Toowoomba
  • Kingaroy
  • Chinchilla
  • Goondiwindi
  • Roma
  • St George
  • Charleville

To enquire about accommodation while on placement in our region, please contact your relevant university placement co-ordinator in the first instance. The SQRH Student Support Co-ordinators can also provide information. Contact these staff members via: sqrhstudentsupport@uq.edu.au.

Interprofessional Education

Providing opportunities for students from a variety of health disciplines to collaborate and learn with, about and from each other, including:

  • Rural Interprofessional Practice supported placements,
  • Student-led Interprofessional Practice Clinics.

Student transport

SQRH can provide subsidy for students to travel to and from their placement. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. To apply for travel support, please apply via the StarRez Portal. Please note that if you have not accessed the StarRez Portal previously, you will need to register first using your university email address.


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