Most students in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences will complete placement courses as part of their program.

These courses are an important part of your program, where you apply knowledge from your learning to professional work environments. They also form a stepping stone to prepare you for work when you graduate.

Students undertake placements in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, UQ's own dentistry, nutrition, rehabilitation, and psychology clinics, multidisciplinary primary care centres, and corporate and not-for-profit organisations. Students also undertake placements in a variety of locations: in South East Queensland, rurally, interstate, and overseas.

Before you can commence your placement, all students must meet specific pre-placement requirements, including legislative, security, and health and safety requirements. Pre-placement requirements vary depending on your course and placement site. These requirements also help to prepare you for employment following graduation, as they will generally be required throughout your career.

If you are an undergraduate student, please refer to the undergraduate requirements table for your course.

If you are a postgraduate student, please refer to the postgraduate requirements table for your course.

If you are considering studying in the Faculty, please consider the future student pre-placement information to assist you with your choice.

Please note

Some placements commence as early as Week 1, and if you fail to meet the pre-placement requirements you may be unable to attend your placement or undertake clinical activities. Information on submission deadlines for your discipline can be found on the Submitting Your Documents page.

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Everything you need to get placement ready.
How to submit your compliance documents, and deadlines.
Have a question or concern? Browse our placement resources or get in touch.
UQ has partnered with the University of Southern Queensland, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service and South West Hospital and Health Service to establish Southern Queensland Rural Health – a University Department of Rural Health providing rural placement opportunities for students.