The RCS has several accommodation sites across North-West Tasmania which provide students with comfortable and affordable housing options. Students who prefer more independent living are welcome to make their own private rental arrangements.
The Atrium Apartments provide high-quality accommodation for students and visiting health professionals. Located adjacent to the University's Cradle Coast campus, they are a short drive or 15-minute walk from the RCS and North-West Regional Hospital. There are six five-bedroom apartments in total with a mixture of standard and ensuite rooms. Each apartment is fully self-contained and has an internal courtyard. BBQ facilities are available. The apartments are situated off Mills Road in a quiet residential area and close to a bus stop that accesses the CBD. There is also a pathway linking the site to the Cradle Coast campus which has 24-hour student facilities, a café, gym and student lounge. A small supermarket is within easy walking distance of the apartments, while the Burnie CBD is approximately 25 minutes away on foot.
West Park Apartments
The West Park Apartments are modern, self-contained studios. Overlooking Burnie's beach, they are centrally located and within walking distance of the city centre. The West Park Apartments feature a queen-sized bed, a kitchen (including fridge, stovetop, microwave/convection oven, toaster and kettle), a study area with an ergonomic chair, wardrobes and a bathroom. Residents have complete privacy in their own apartments, however can access communal social spaces, shared laundry facilities, an on-site café within Makers' Workshop and a resident-only computer lab. Apartments are available to domestic and international students who meet eligibility requirements.
RCS Residential Accommodation - Mersey Community Hospital
RCS students undertaking rotations at the Mersey Community Hospital have access to nearby fully-furnished houses which are complete with bedding and linen. RCS students are not charged additional rent while utilising these sites.
Accommodation at rural health teaching sites
The RCS offers accommodation for students on rural and remote placements at designated rural health teaching sites in Smithton, Queenstown and on King Island.
For more information, please visit the Professional Experience Placement website.