UQ’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences brings together academics, clinicians, practitioners and students who want to make a difference to the lives of others.

Drawing on 60 years of social work professional practice development and 11 years of educating highly skilled and compassionate nurses and midwives, the School is setting new standards in holistic health and social welfare education.

It aligns the prevention, remedy and management of human illness with a profound understanding of the social factors which influence quality of life and the success of healthcare strategies, in Australia and overseas.

UQ’s interdisciplinary approach offers distinct opportunities and advantages, including:

  • award-winning teachers and courses
  • well-established clinical and industry partnerships for practical and fieldwork placements
  • multiple career pathway entries and exits
  • teaching and research collaborations
  • integrated learning, discovery and engagement opportunities.

The School is based at UQ’s beautiful St Lucia campus and also facilitates learning at multiple clinical schools within southeast Queensland hospitals, affording students unmatched workplace immersion and practice.

Our programs are recognised by Australia’s peak professional and regulatory bodies, including the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency; Australian Association of Social Workers; Australian Community Workers Association; Australian Counselling Association; Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council; and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

We’re also the first school outside of Canada to receive accreditation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing for a Bachelor of Nursing; and the only university to receive national accreditation from the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia for a Master of Counselling.