Placements: Putting theory into practice

You'll undertake placements throughout your program to gain a clear and vital understanding of life as a health professional.

Placements allow you to put theory into practice and graduate confident and ready to commence a dynamic career in your chosen health profession. Students often find that their placements are one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of their program.

Placements occur in a variety of settings, including public and private hospitals, private clinics, professional organisations, and community centres.

Many students are also lucky enough to experience a transformational and life-changing rural or regional placement. UQ is committed to providing you with the opportunity to move outside your comfort zone and experience life as a rural healthcare professional. We are here to support you every step of the way.

Maddy shares her experiences of “hands on” Nursing / Midwifery clinical placement

There are a few things you need to do before we can allocate you to your placement.

To make sure you're ready for your placement, it's helpful to understand what's required as soon as you commence your studies so you have plenty of time to prepare.

Information about pre-placement requirements for your discipline can be found on Prepare for your placement.

Broaden your horizons by undertaking a life-changing rural placement, where you'll experience life in regional and rural Australia and learn how these communities access vital healthcare services.

Rural placements are supported by our Faculty’s University Department of Rural Health, Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH) as well as a range of other partners throughout Queensland.

Learn about opportunities for rural placement, and explore the services and support available to UQ students undertaking rural and regional placements on the rural and regional placements webpage.


Our placement partnerships represent nursing, midwifery, dentistry, and all segments of the allied health sector, from small private practices to large public health institutions, located in metropolitan, regional and rural Queensland.

Learn more about hosting students on placement and partnering with UQ's Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, or get in touch.


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Hear from students on placement

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology student, Tehanee shares her experience on placement at Mates4Mates.


Exercise and sport sciences students Matthew and Daniel share with us their experiences of being on placement at the Brisbane Broncos.