Discover enriching rural clinical placement opportunities

SQRH supports highly innovative and flexible rural training experiences for students undertaking university studies in nursing, midwifery and allied health professions.

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Supported professions include:

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Audiology
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology

Why 'Go Rural?'

Offering the opportunity to work with a diverse range of health professionals and health service providers, students gain invaluable knowledge and skills during their rural and remote placements, as well as enjoying the benefits of rural community life.

  • Undertake high quality rural health training
  • Expand your skills through diverse and challenging work experiences
  • Explore rewarding career opportunities in rural health
  • Discover the benefits of living and working rurally

Want to know more?

We've answered some of the most Frequently Asked Questions right here.

If you have a question that isn't covered here, please contact us.

Where are clinical placements available?

SQRH supports student placements across the Darling Downs and South West Queensland regions. Placements occur with a variety health providers including public health facilities, private health services, mobile health clinics, community health providers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services.

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Does it matter what university I am studying at?

SQRH provides support to nursing, midwifery and allied health students from any Australian university through a prioritisation schedule.

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Is there support for students during the placement?

The SQRH team provides accommodation in a number of communities across the region and offers a travel subsidy on a case by case basis.

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Are student scholarships and bursaries available?

There are a number of opportunities for student scholarships and bursaries from various universities and organisations across Australia.

  • A comprehensive list of scholarships is located at Going Rural Health: visit website.

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Can I get involved in community life?

Students are encouraged to involve themselves in rural community life. Student support staff will advise of upcoming local events, festivals, sporting activities and other community interests.

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How do I stay in touch with SQRH?

Students supported by SQRH on clinical placement will have regular contact with SQRH clinical educators and student support staff.

We encourage students to follow us on social media and sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with the latest news.

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Want to find out more?

Contact us for more information.

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