Other related services

USQ offers its employees and students services to assist in balancing the demands of life and work.  These include:

Parenting rooms

The Toowoomba Campus Parenting Room is located in R131 and is equipped with comfortable seating and change facilities. Microwaves and hydroboil are currently available in the Learning Commons area. Additional baby change facilities are also located at a number of different locations across campus within the male, female and unisex toilets.

The Springfield Campus Parenting Room is located on Level 4 of A Block for student and staff use. A baby change table is available in the Disabled Access toilet on Level 1 and Level 4. The parenting room contains a table, chairs, lounge chairs and computer for student use. Parents can use the Level 4 kitchenette at all times to access facilities such as a sink, fridge, microwave and hydroboil.

The Fraser Coast Campus parenting facilities are available for student and staff use.  A feeding room is located in A135, with changing facilities available in the Disabled Access Toilet in A Block.  Parents have access to the Student Kitchen area which includes fridge, sink microwave and hydroboil.

Additional baby change facilities

Also located at a number of different locations across campus are male, female and unisex toilets with baby change facilities. 

Parental Support Group

The USQ Parental Support Group is an informal group that provides an opportunity for parents working at USQ to meet and network with other parents who are balancing work and family responsibilities.  The Staff Equity and Diversity Office within Human Resources can arrange informal meetings for employees who have expressed an interest in the group.  The Staff Equity and Diversity Office within Human Resources can arrange informal meetings for employees who have expressed an interest in the group.

Child care 

Located on campus, the Mirambeena Children's Centre is a community child care centre, managed by the Mirambeena Children's Centre Association Inc (Toowoomba), a non-profit organisation whose members are the parents of children enrolled at the Centre and University representatives.  The Management Committee of the Association consists of parents and representatives from the Faculty of Education at USQ and can be contacted on +61 7 4630 1989.

Additionally the Student Guild, with the support of the University, is offering an Adjunct Childcare Service for students and staff attending lectures on the Toowoomba campus with students and staff attending lectures having first priority. The Tiny Tots Creche is located at the Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre and operates Mondays to Thursdays from 8.45am to 2.30pm and Friday 8.45am to 1.00pm.  For more information contact our KAP Coordinator at the Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre on +61 7 4631 1588.  

Vacation care

The Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre at USQ offers a regular vacation care program for children during school holidays.  Children participate in a variety of sports and activities from 8.00am to 6.00pm.  For more information contact our KAP Coordinator at the Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre on +61 7 4631 1588.

Health care 

Located on the Toowoomba campus, USQ Health Services  provide a confidential service to all USQ employees and students.  While Doctors are available for consultations during semesters only, a campus Nurse is available Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 4.00pm, throughout the year.  Employees can either choose to pay a discounted fee at the time of consultation or payment can be processed through Medicare.  Students with a Medicare and Health Care Card are bulk billed.

Counselling services

USQ's Employee Assistance Program provides a free, professional and confidential counselling service for all USQ employees and their immediate family members who are experiencing personal or work-related difficulties. 

Pregnancy discrimination information

USQ has compiled a list of commonly asked questions to assist employees in relation to pregnancy discrimination.

More information

Contact the Staff Equity and Diversity Office for information on managing a work/life balance, or visit the Managing Work Life Balance International website.