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Healthy Ageing Hub

UniSC's Healthy Ageing Hub is an emerging centre with a focus on regional health, gerontology, caring for older people and ageing related education and research in the Gympie region. Through research and innovation in the delivery of aged care, we offer new solutions to pressing issues to transform health, communities and lives.

Building age-friendly communities

UniSC partners with government and industry in health, aged and community care sectors to tackle the new study and research priorities emerging as we all live longer.

We offer new opportunities for study and professional development and initiate research and innovation in the delivery of aged care. This includes: 

  • building knowledge through academic and student research projects
  • developing and attracting funding for projects
  • continuing professional development, seminars and workshops
  • academic guest speakers for events, workshops and staff training

Contact us to discuss how we can tailor our services to meet your needs.


Hands-on experience

You'll have a unique opportunity to apply theory to practice as a student at the Healthy Ageing Hub.

Hands-on training improves quality of care and helps your readiness to practice. This helps you transition to employment with in-demand skills.

Gain face-to-face, practical experience while studying these programs at UniSC Gympie:



Priority research

The Healthy Ageing Hub aspires to be a leading contributor to research in healthy ageing and community care.

We work with UniSC academics and students across disciplines.

Together, we co-design research projects that are regionally relevant and aligned to identified needs across the health, ageing and community care sectors.

If you are passionate about shaping health and aged care through research, we invite you to contact us.


Multi-purpose facilities

Our study and shared community spaces between staff, aged care residents and students are available to support teaching, research and community needs.

Contact us to book a space or facility.



Meet the team

Contact us

Healthy Ageing Hub
UniSC Gympie
71 Cartwright Road
Gympie, Queensland, 4570

Tel: +61 7 5456 5800

News and events

‘Huge regional opportunities’: UniSC partners with Comlink Australia on future of aged care

A new partnership between community care provider Comlink Australia and UniSC will allow more university students to stay in their home regions and earn while they learn and will help to address critical workforce shortages in aged care.

Lunchbox lectures explore key issues in the care of older people

A series of ‘Lunchbox Lectures’ in Gympie by leading academics and aged-care professionals will explore key issues for the elderly, including dementia, social isolation and end-of-life care.

Unique university placement helps tackle workforce crisis in aged care

As Australia’s aged care sector struggles with critical workforce shortages, a novel final-year university placement is helping nursing students fast-track their transition into work-ready graduates – with expanded insights, skills and passion for caring for the elderly.