World-class facilities located on the
Sunshine Coast.

Whether for student learning, clinical examinations, professional development, or health-care related conferences, Sunshine Coast Health Institute’s (SCHI) facilities are world-class. Located adjacent to the Sunshine Coast University (SCUH) Hospital, this award-winning building represents cutting-edge technology, which enhances learning and assessment.

 To book a facility, please phone
(07) 5202 4333.

At SCHI, we have a range of modern and flexible spaces available for hire. Although not a function centre, our unique facilities are perfect for conferences, meetings, seminars, and other events, that support our mission to improve health care and community wellbeing.

SCHI auditorium, lectures theatre, multipurpose teaching rooms, and clinical demonstration classrooms are available to hire by our SCHI Partners, not-for-profit organisations and for commercial use. Use of the foyer area and breakout spaces external to the auditorium and lecture theatres.


For bookings and enquiries please phone on (07) 5202 3017 or send a request below.

Simulation training

Each suite recreates a like for like hospital setting with cutting-edge technology such as resuscitation, neonatal, and anaesthetic equipment that enables medical and nursing students and health and medical sciences students, to gain hands-on experience as part of their education.


Sessions are captured by video and audio, allowing reflection on learning. Our facilities are designed to provide the most advanced assessment approaches for clinical and objective structured clinical exams, which creates a useful learning process for our students.


Simulation education and training at SCHI involve all levels of participants from undergraduate to senior staff as well as all healthcare disciplines and specialties. The simulation programs bring many different groups together, promoting multidisciplinary team training and inter-professional learning.

SCHI simulation suites feature:
  • eight-bed ward with pharmacy store
  • ICU bedroom
  • resuscitation bay
  • interventional suite with scrub room
  • birthing suite
  • state-of-the-art simulation equipment and audio visual technology including high-fidelity manikins and part-task trainers
  • control rooms for directing scenarios
  • briefing rooms for de-briefing on and viewing activities taking place in the simulation suites
  • change rooms equipped with lockers, showers, and toilets
  • breakout space
  • secure clinical disposal room and equipment clean up room.

Human body visualisation

The Human Body Visualisation (HBV) rooms are located adjacent to the library on the ground floor of the Lakeside Building. These multifunction teaching spaces incorporate normal and pathological anatomy teaching modalities and a medical imaging library.

The Human Body Visualisation (HBV) laboratories enable students of all levels to view the human body from a cellular level through to advanced radiology and imaging capability. The Human Body Visualitation rooms also feature a state-of-the-art anatomage table. The anatomage table is the most technologically advanced anatomy visualisation and virtual dissection system for anatomy education and is being adopted by many of the world’s leading medical schools and institutions.

In addition to the anatomage table, SCHI human body visualisation laboratories include:
  • normal anatomy specimens – prosected, plastinated and plastic models
  • pathology specimens
  • histology specimens – normal and pathological
  • medical imaging cases.

These labs are a valuable resource for undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and practice development in all health professional streams.

Spaces to hire


SCHI has a 370-seat auditorium with a beautiful exposed beam ceiling and superior acoustics.

  • adjacent indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for catering and trade displays
  • equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities
  • allows the user to connect with their external device for presentations.

Multipurpose teaching rooms

These rooms are highly flexible spaces seating 36 people.

  • equipped with kite tables arranged in groups (Six in total)
  • podium presentation PC with six individual PC screens surrounding the room (for breakout group work).

Simulation suites

SCHI Simulation Suites feature four high fidelity areas that have been designed to represent clinical units within Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH). They contain the same clinical equipment and consumables as the respective unit in the main hospital. They include operating suite, equipment department resuscitation bay, intensive care room, and obstetric room.

In addition to the high-fidelity areas, the suite boasts eight clinical bays to replicate a single bed unit in SCUH. It also has a community bay that allows for clinical presentations and allows the presenter to connect with their external device. The area also has clean and dirty utility rooms. The simulation ward has the same AV capabilities as the high fidelity areas.

Lecture theatres

SCHI has two lecture theatres seating 75 people.

  • can be opened up to create one large 150 seat space
  • breakout space available
  • equipped with audio visual capabilities including large dual screens in each theatre (four in total for combined space)
  • allows the user to connect with their external device for presentations.

Clinical demonstration classrooms

These classrooms are perfect for practical training sessions for up to 30 people.

  • two practical education spaces available accommodating 30 people
  • can be opened up to create one large space
  • benches with drafting chairs, six patient beds and portable PC with large screen available
  • allows the user to connect with their external device for presentations.

Computer labs

These two classrooms are perfect for online training.

  • two state-of-the-art teaching spaces which accommodate approx. 25 people in each.
  • equipped with audio visual capabilities.
  • podium presentation PC with large touch screen display at the front of the room.


Tracey F

I would like to provide my sentiments in expressing appreciation, and thank you for the wonderful assistance you gave me with the booking and setting up of the remote training in SCHI. The use of video conferencing and sharing of my screen worked exceptionally well.

Coralie T

I just wanted to extend a huge “thank you” to all SCHI staff for supporting us to coordinate and orchestrate safe distancing during our event yesterday. Your help to secure room bookings, set up seating arrangements, set up telehealth video conferencing, record the session, enable access to the kitchen, register participants and provide clear directions on the day was greatly appreciated—what a great team effort. We couldn’t have done it without you! We hope to team up again in the future to provide safe training and orientation conditions for participants.


“With our event successfully completed, I just wanted to say a big thanks to the team for your major contribution and commitment to our wide range of events and activities that occurred during the month. A lot of work that went into this initiative and its success was maximised by all of your involvement and support. SCHI went above and beyond in providing our team technical support, guidance, advice, and encouragement, and we were very appreciative of this. All of the attendees also reaped the rewards from the access to and use of SCHI facility. The feedback we have received has been very positive and has reinforced the value and benefit of such an event. So once again, thanks again for helping us make this event such a great one.

Judith W.

Just wanted to say a big thank you for helping support our set up and video conference training session in SCHI. Our staff said you were both very helpful and professional.

A proud collaboration

Create your perfect event at SCHI. We are proud to collaborate with the convention bureau for the Sunshine Coast, Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC).
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