Rockhampton is a thriving service town on the banks of the Fitzroy River located 700 kms north of Brisbane, and 40kms from the beautiful Capricorn Coast - the fastest growing urban corridor outside of SE Qld. With a population of just over 60,000, the city provides all the benefits of metropolitan living combined with a relaxed lifestyle. 

Rockhampton is the administrative centre for UQRCS operations in the Central Queensland Region. The Office, together with purpose-designed clinical education facilities, is located in The University of Queensland Health Sciences Learning and Discovery Centre on the Rockhampton Hospital Campus.

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Students choosing to study with UQRCS in Rockhampton join a well-established and comprehensive clinical training program. The program provides varied opportunities for professional growth, clinical up-skilling and academic advancement. Rockhampton is a major referral centre for health care services in the Central Queensland region. In this regard, the clinical training program includes opportunities and experiences in all the key discipline areas, and many sub-specialties such as Radiology, ENT, Urology and Ophthalmology.

A range of learning environments across the public, private and community sectors provides students with experiences in the core academic disciplines. Students receive supervision, instruction and mentoring from a dedicated team of practicing health professionals and will become valued members of health care teams at our teaching hospitals and practices. An emphasis on patient-centred learning gives students a strong grounding in clinical practice. 

  • Our teachers are committed and enthusiastic clinicians responsive to students' learning needs - numerous team members have been acknowledged formally for teaching excellence and we are proud to have University medal winners among our past students.  
  • Our team-based focus enables students to learn those skills essential to being part of high-quality care teams that promote and restore health and well-being. Our small group learning approach ensures accessibility to patients, case mix and teachers.
  • Premier medical education resources and facilities support and  facilitate learner success. A purpose-designed Clinical Skills and Simulation unit caters for the very best in simulation-based  learning. 
  • A Health Sciences Library staffed with a University Librarian is responsive to students' information service needs.


Rockhampton is the city for lifestyle. There are few places in the world where the average person can afford to live in such a beautiful city surrounded by tropical gardens and architecture. Travel only five minutes to work, yet have top-class education, sporting and cultural facilities on the doorstep.


Whilst living and studying in Rockhampton, students have access to a purpose-built Accommodation and Learning Centre. The Centre comprises a residential complex providing townhouse and studio-style accommodation for up to 30 students together with administrative, tutorial and seminar facilities.


Address: Cnr Cambridge & Canning Street, Rockhampton, QLD, 4700
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