Clinical placements

We offer more than 2,000 nursing, midwifery and allied health student placements a year. This is in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) partners and other Education Providers (EPs).

To apply for a placement, you’ll need to talk to your education provider. We don’t accept requests direct from students.

If you’re an education provider and have a student who is interested, check if your education provider has a current Deed and Memorandum of Understanding.

Our SCHI education partners

  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • TAFE Queensland
  • Griffith University.

Read more about clinical placements on the Queensland Health website.

Graduate opportunities

We also offer graduate opportunities for nurses and midwives.

Students attending placement at our facilities

Pre-placement requirements

You need to complete the Student Minimum Pre-Placement Requirements form [PDF 135.5 kB] before your first day of placement and bring it with you on your first day.

In some limited circumstances, there are exemptions [PDF 239.38 kB] to these requirements.


To get to know more about us and our student placements, read the Nursing Student Orientation Manual [PDF 503 kB] or the Midwifery student placement information [PDF 481 kB].


We support your practice and safe patient care through our TAKE 5 initiative [PDF 281 kB].

Placement profiles

Sunshine Coast University Hospital placements

There are 17 clinical placements, these include in the following areas:

Nambour General Hospital placements

There are 7 clinical placements, these include in the following areas:

Gympie Hospital placements

There are 4 clinical placements, these include in the following areas:

Caloundra Health Service placements

There are 3 clinical placements, these include in the following areas:

Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital placements

Because the hospital is a small rural facility, this placement includes various clinical areas. The hospital has an emergency department, an antenatal and postnatal clinic and a movement disorder outpatient clinic. There is also an inpatient unit that typically caters to rehabilitation, palliative care and general medical patients.

Contact the Student Hub

If you have any questions about our student placements, you can email the Student Hub at

Last updated: December 2022