Located in the suburb of Birtinya just a 15 minute drive south of Mooloolaba, the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI) is a dedicated education, training and research facility. The Institute is a collaborative partnership between the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, the University of the Sunshine Coast, and TAFE Queensland, and is located on the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) campus.

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What's on offer at the SCHI

The Sunshine Coast Health Institute features dedicated and integrated research and learning spaces allowing students to participate in learning, research and clinical practice in one convenient location. The institute has dedicated workspaces for TAFE Queensland students as well as specialised learning spaces equipped with the latest in audio-visual technology. TAFE Queensland delivers training at the SCHI in aged care, nursing, and allied health.

Facilities and services
  • 370 seat auditorium
  • 150-seat lecture theatre
  • Bike racks and end of trip facilities
  • Breakout spaces
  • Communal lounge
  • Flexible learning and study areas
  • Library with computer kiosks
Sunshine Coast Health Institute

Street Address:

6 Doherty Street,
Birtinya Qld 4575

Postal Address:

PO Box 5252,
SCMC Nambour Qld 4560

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Public transport

The Sunshine Coast Health Institute is easily accessible via public transport. A dedicated bus stop is located on Eccles Boulevard near the main entry to the institute.


Cycling is a convenient and cost effective option to get to class with bike racks and end of trip facilities available at the SCHI.


There is plenty of parking available for students at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute. Parking is paid and is operated by Point Parking.

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