The Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) is a collaborative partnership between the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, the University of the Sunshine Coast, TAFE Queensland and another university that will operate a medical school. Together, the SCHI partners provide a range of educational tools and training to develop and improve the skills of doctors, nurses, allied health workers, health professionals and vocational students.
Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service
Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service is one of 16 Hospital and Health Services in Queensland that operate as statutory bodies. Collectively the sixteen Hospital and Health Services, together with the Queensland Department of Health are referred to as Queensland Health. The Health Service delivers public healthcare throughout the Sunshine Coast and Gympie region at hospital facilities and health services including:
- Sunshine Coast University Hospital
- Nambour General Hospital
- Caloundra Health Service
- Gympie Hospital
- Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital
- A range of community health services from 24 sites including Nambour, Maroochydore, Gympie, Noosaville, Caloundra, Kawana, Tewantin, Cooroy, Mountain Creek, Buderim, Beerwah, Tin Can Bay and Mooloolaba.
- Services provided to public patients at the Noosa Hospital and Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital.
University of the Sunshine Coast
USC is ranked by students as one of Australia’s best universities for teaching quality and overall student experience.
USC offers hands-on learning and flexible study options across more than 120 programs, at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. All USC programs include practical training or internships, and a focus on the core skills students need to succeed in the future workplace. In 2018, USC ranked equal fifth out of universities in Australia for employer satisfaction with graduates.
USC’s international reputation for research is growing every year, with 26 research fields rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental sciences, nursing, medical and health sciences, biological sciences, engineering, technology, psychology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, human studies and communication.
USC is committed to unlocking the innovation, productivity and full human potential of our regions, and to working with government, industry and community to encourage prosperity in a knowledge-driven world.
TAFE Queensland is the largest, most experienced training provider in the state, with a history of serving Queensland’s communities for more than 135 years. We offer hundreds of practical, industry-relevant courses from entry-level certificates to bachelor degrees. Our training is delivered to over 120,000 students each year across more than 50 locations in Queensland.
Our programs have been designed in close consultation with business and industry and our modern facilities combined with highly qualified and experienced staff means you gain the skills and knowledge that will give you a competitive advantage when entering the workforce, moving onto further education or even training your staff.
Ranking in the top 3% of universities worldwide, Griffith University offers future-focused degrees that are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded teachers. With seven campus’ ranging from the Sunshine Coast to the Gold Coast, our students are taught in state-of-the-art facilities by industry-leading professionals.
Griffith University’s School of Medicine opened in 2005 with our first students graduating 2008. Today, more than 1200 graduates are in independent practice or in specialty training. Griffith’s four year graduate-entry Doctor of Medicine will help you take your first step on the road to becoming a doctor. It’s accredited by the Australian Medical Council and incorporates a strong community focus. It also has a strong practical focus, with clinical placements being an integral part of each year of study. In your final two years you will be based primarily in off-campus health care services such as hospitals and general practices.