Rural & remote placements for students studying Allied Health, Nursing, Dentistry or Medicine
Stay with us for your rural placement in Emerald, the Central Queensland Centre for Rural and Remote Health is here to support students and build a healthy community and a skilled health workforce in rural and remote Queensland.
Research for a healthy community
Our rural research plan supports research into rural health issues, improving the recruitment and retention of health professionals and improving the health and well-being of our rural and remote community.
Explore Queensland's Central Highlands
From Carnarvon Gorge, one of the most visited National Parks in Central Queensland, to the Gemfields the largest of their kind in the southern hemisphere. There is always something new to discover.
Here at the JCU Central Queensland Centre for Rural and Remote Health, our aim is to attract, build, and retain a high-quality health workforce across Central Queensland. This in turn will lead to the delivery of better health, aged care, and disability services in regional, rural, and remote communities across Central Queensland.
The goal of the program is to improve the recruitment and retention of medical, nursing, dental and allied health professionals across the region with outreach to the Gemfields and Biloela. This will ultimately improve the health and well-being of Australians living in rural and remote communities.
Coming to Central Queensland and doing a placement through CQCRRH not only leads students one step closer to beginning their professional career but also steers them towards employment post-graduation.
Being familiar with an area, a workplace, or a team gives peace of mind when making big decisions around a first job and doing placement with us can give clarity around all those things.
Hear stories from our graduates who loved their placement so much it created a path to employment.