BRAHN 2015

This year on April the 18th and 19th will see the annual inter-disciplinary Bush Retreat for Allied Health and Nursing students (or BRAHN) take place at Camp Edmund in Laidley. Jam-packed with challenging activities, team-building exercises, and case-based team puzzles, this weekend is all about getting to know your colleagues in other allied health disciplines, becoming familiar with health careers in a rural setting and the opportunities available to students, and having loads of fun! It only costs you $60 for everything* (*$80 for non-TROHPIQ members) – that’s your transport to and from UQ St. Lucia, dorm-style accommodation, delicious cooked food & activities. There are only 40 places available, so get in and reserve your place before Thursday April 2nd.

For more information check out the event page here:

If you’re already sold, here is the sign-up page:

And if you’re not yet a TROHPIQ member, sign up now and you can instantly take advantage of the member-discounted price for BRAHN. (See TROHPIQ website:

Red Earth's 2015 Immersion Volunteers program

TROHPIQ members have been invited on a unique adventure as one of Red Earth‘s volunteers to visit remote Indigenous communities. Applications close soon, so act fast!

Red Earth is a social enterprise that runs cultural Immersions for high school students. These trips are 11 day camping trips into remote Indigenous communities where students learn about culture from Elders, work on a volunteering project, and enjoy the natural beauty of Australia. The trips run from June to October, and travel to remote Indigenous Communities in Cape York and in Central Australia.
Every year, we engage with 10-20 volunteers who travel with each trip to help with basic logistics and organisation on the ground. Volunteers accompany paid Red Earth trip leaders, we cover all expenses, and we run all volunteers through an  training program so they are prepared for their trips. We are looking for passionate young people who can work independently as leaders with high school students in remote Indigenous
TROHPIQ members would certainly fit the bill and we would love to have some applications from your club. The application information pack is attached, but all of the relevant information, and the online application form, is at . If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me, otherwise I look forward to having some applications from your membership base. Applications close in a week, so if you could forward this information on to all of your members that would be fantastic.

BUSHkids 80th Year!

TROHPIQ is very proud to sponsor BUSHkids, a not for profit organisation providing primary health care to children and their families in rural Queensland communities. This year is BUSHkids 80th year of service, and they have a huge list of exciting activities to get involved in across Queensland. See the “Our Partners” section to get more information about BUSHkids.