SQRH supports highly innovative and flexible rural training
experiences for students undertaking university studies in nursing,
midwifery and allied health professions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are student scholarships and bursaries available?
There are a number of opportunities for student scholarships and bursaries from various universities and organisations across Australia.
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.
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.
Want to find out more?
Contact us for more information.
« “As part of my placement, SQRH organised for me to shadow the hospital radiologist and pathologist. This was a great opportunity for me to be part of interprofessional learning and really added to my overall rural experience”. »
Marah Ludecke, USQ nursing student, 5 Sep 2018
« “I had placements in a couple of rural towns – they were different but similar in that you are so welcomed to these communities, you’re involved in everything and you gain excellent clinical experience. The SQRH accommodation was really comfortable and the view from the backyard at Kingaroy was outstanding!” »
Emma Fletcher, USQ nursing student, 3 Oct 2018
« I have thoroughly enjoyed my clinical placement at Charleville and I’m grateful for the support of SQRH. To be honest I hadn’t thought about taking up a rural health career before coming out to Charleville but now I definitely would consider it. The experience was brilliant and incredibly diverse – I worked in wards, in the emergency department, attending visits with the nurse navigator, going to the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) base with ambulance staff and so much more. »
Andy Schouten, University of Queensland Nursing student, 27 Sep 2018
« I’ve grown up and lived in Brisbane so coming to Toowoomba was a big step, but I have really enjoyed my placement and would now consider working regionally. »
Alice Huang, University of Queensland Speech Pathology student, 27 Sep 2018