Student Placements

Unleash your sense of adventure, compassion and social accountability and have an impact on people's lives.

The Murtupuni Centre for Rural and Remote Health (MCRRH) student placements provide students and trainees rich, authentic multidisciplinary training and experiences in distinctive remote and rural settings.


Low supervisor-to-student ratio ensures meaningful participation in the clinical team, closer contact with supervisors, clinical teaching staff, academics and clinical leads and excellent opportunities to experience a wide variety of patients and complex clinical presentations.


We coordinate your clinical placement, provide accommodation, orientation, cultural mentorship, clinical skill development, interprofessional simulated learning, pastoral support and ensure you have opportunities for experiencing rural life, community engagement and volunteering. 

Our sites (Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Longreach, Weipa) have state-of-the-art simulation labs, interprofessional learning sessions, are technologically enhanced with IT connected teaching facilities and modern, shared fully furnished accommodation equipped with access to Eduroam wireless.

Students undertaking our clinical placements contribute to making a difference to communities, gain new skills, confidence, real work experience in remote and rural contexts and develop enduring multidisciplinary professional networks and friendships.

Placements are available in:

  • Radiology
  • Medicine  
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics & Nutrition
  • Speech Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sports & Exercise Science
  • Veterinary Science

Student Testimonials

Where will your learning journey take you? Gain valuable clinical experience, and experience the outback.



Student Social Life in the Outback

Experience the outback lifestyle during your learning.

Australia is a unique place, and the outback even more so. As a health professional, your role is to understand both the science and the patient. Embracing your time in the outback will benefit you as a burgeoning professional, as much as it will your own wellbeing.

There is a wide range of sporting and recreational activities, including water activities on dams or rivers and spectacular bushwalking. Make the most of your time in the outback, get involved in community life by joining a sports team, church community or social group and joining in on the youth programs with which we are involved. 

Start your Outback Adventure by selecting one of the towns below:

Student Placement Accommodation

The Centre for Rural and Remote Health (CCRH) has first-rate student accommodation right across the region in Barcaldine, Boulia, Burketown, Cloncurry, Emerald, Karumba, Longreach, Mackay, Mount Isa, Normanton, Weipa and Winton.

Accommodation facilities are self-contained and fully furnished, with:

  • Air conditioning
  • Eduroam wireless internet access
  • Linen, cutlery and cookware
  • Individual bedrooms with king single beds
  • Communal bathrooms and toilets
  • Lounge and dining rooms with both LCD TVs and DVD players
  • Laundry facilities including dryers
  • Outside BBQ area
  • Parking
  • Bicycles available for student transport

For more information, contact the CRRH Student Placement Coordinator on (07) 4745 4500 or by email to

Please do not contact outreach accommodation sites directly.

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