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Grow Rural North Queensland

GROW Rural North Queensland

Grow your potential in North Queensland!

If you believe you have what it takes to improve health outcomes in rural communities and want to broaden your scope of practice and leadership skills, then GROW Rural North Queensland is for you.


What is GROW Rural North Queensland?

GROW Rural North Queensland is a student immersion program open to first-year medical, nursing, midwifery, dentistry and allied health students studying in Queensland. GROW Rural students will come together annually for three consecutive years to learn from and be part of North Queensland rural communities.  

By offering a select group of first year health students’ pre-employment preparation over the three-year program alongside designated North Queensland communities, practices and service providers, GROW Rural North Queensland will assist in developing future rural career pathways. Take part in this unique opportunity for interprofessional learning and rural career advancement and watch yourself grow personally and professionally in a safe and supportive environment. For more information about GROW Rural North Queensland, please read the Student Concept Paper.

The program for each annual event will include activities to allow GROW Rural students to:

    • Visit the North Queensland communities of Atherton, Mareeba, Ravenshoe and Herberton.

    • Expand horizons through interprofessional learning.

    • Visit local health services and facilities.

    • Participate in clinical skill sessions facilitated by local health professionals.

    • Connect with people from rural communities and participate in community social activities.

    • Enhance cultural awareness.

    • Be offered pre-employment preparation.

Event Details

Event dates: Friday, 9 September - Sunday, 11 September 2022
Locations: Atherton, Mareeba and Ravenshoe

2nd Year: Friday, 8 September - Sunday, 10 September 2023

3rd Year: Friday, 6 September - Sunday, 8 September 2024

GROW Rural North Queensland applications are open from Thursday, 19 May to 5.00pm AEST, Monday, 6 June 2022.

Application and Selection Overview

The GROW Rural North Queensland program will offer a maximum of 25 program places. The selection process for the GROW Rural North Queensland (2022-2024) program is as follows:

  • Complete written application including six (6) short answer questions;

  • If short-listed, participate in an online interview; and

  • If successful, sign and return GROW Rural North Queensland (2022-2024) Student Agreement and provide proof of enrolment as a first year student in a Queensland university and your domestic student status.

APPLY NOW!

For more information about GROW Rural North Queensland, please read the Student Concept Paper.

Instructions: How to Create a New Profile on the HWQ Portal

Please contact Help Desk if you have any difficulties using the portal to apply on helpdesk@healthworkforce.com.au

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Important Information
  • Attendees are required to be 18 years of age at the time of the event

  • GROW Rural is open to first year full-time students only

  • GROW Rural is open to medical, nursing, midwifery, dentistry and allied health students

  • GROW Rural only accepts students from Queensland universities

  • GROW Rural accepts domestic students only

  • Students are welcome to apply for GROW Rural Central Queensland, GROW Rural South West Queensland and GROW Rural North Queensland but will only be accepted into one cohort

  • We will be conducting online interviews for short-listed applicants so we can get to know you better

  • Each program requires a three-year commitment

  • This is a cost free program; all travel, accommodation and catering will be covered by Health Workforce Queensland

  • Travel may include a combination of air and bus

  • Please note the two nights of GROW Rural accommodation may include a combination of:

    • Shared accommodation arrangements with other GROW Rural students of the same sex. Each student is allocated a single bed with a shared bathroom.

    • Billeting with a host community family either individually or with other same-sex students. Each student is allocated a single bed with a shared bathroom.

  • To determine the possible influences the GROW Rural program has on future rural and remote practice, Health Workforce Queensland will invite GROW Rural graduates to participate in a longitudinal tracking survey. The first tracking survey will invite GROW Rural graduates to participate in the study and to provide their AHPRA registration number (where applicable). Subsequent surveys will be emailed every two years.

  • For information regarding Health Workforce Queensland's COVID-19 Plan for Events, click here

For more information, please contact hwqevents@healthworkforce.com.au