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The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, and is home to the brand-new $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital and Australia’s first sustainable greenfield city.

The Sunshine Coast Hospital Precinct integrates research and practice and will provide a range of free public hospital services.

USC’s Executive Study Tour in Health exposes you to a system that will revolutionise healthcare on the Coast and across Australia.

  • Gain insights into the Australian health community and gain an understanding of how Australian health leaders are shaping the global market place
  • Explore one of Queensland’s most vibrant health communities and engage with prominent health leaders

At the end of the Executive Study Tour you will be able to draw on the experiences of those leading the way in greenfield development and see first-hand how research and practice can be integrated to solve complex health practice issues.

Sample Schedule (Alternative site visits/speakers available upon request)

Arrive and check in to hotel

Tour of the Sunshine Coast and Welcome Dinner

The tour provides an interesting perspective of some of the Coast’s treasured tourist assets:

  • Noosa Biosphere / National Park: Home to wildlife such as koalas and echidnas along the protected coastline where rainforest meets the sea.

  • Hinterland Montville / Maleny: Explore tropical rainforests and waterfalls.

  • Mount Coolum: A quick and easy hike to the top, at the bottom enjoy Coolum beach.

Welcome Dinner: Guest speakers will engage you in the possibilities of your future.

USC Campus Tour and Lunch at the Innovation Centre 

Experience the blended learning capabilities of USC and meet Australia’s most innovative companies and members of USC Innovation Centre, many of which are creating innovative pathways into domestic and international healthcare.


Driving Innovation in the 21st Century

Visit the Sunshine Coast Council and meet with the Economic Development Team to understand how the Council works to create the specialist precinct and how they attract investments to the region.

Sunshine Coast University Hospital Precinct (SCUH) 

Tour the hospital precinct and visit with the management team to explore the opportunities and challenges of the southern hemisphere’s largest medical precinct developments

Recalibrating and Cultural Experience 


The Thompson Institute 

Explore the opportunities and challenges of how the Thompson Institute is responding to mental health through research and innovation.


1 Day Tour of Fraser Island

Fraser Island is a heritage-listed island located along the south-eastern coast of the state of Queensland, Australia. It is the world largest sand island stretching 120kms.

2 Day Tour of Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ the island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, and unspoilt coral reef.

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