South Western Sydney Clinical School

UNSW in South West

The South Western Sydney Clinical School (SWSCS) was established in 1989. It provides medical student placements to UNSW students at Liverpool, Bankstown, Fairfield, Braeside and the 1st Health Support Battalion. The following pages provide further information on the School and the facilities at which we teach.

UNSW established its presence in south western Sydney in 1989 following an agreement signed by the Vice Chancellor of UNSW and the Chairman of the Board of the South Western Sydney Area Health Service (SWSAHS). The agreement was to create a teaching Area Health Service and not simply a teaching hospital.

The efforts of UNSW Australia in the south west of Sydney include the activities of the South Western Sydney Clinical School along with teaching and research activities by academics and conjoints from the cross metropolitan Schools of Medical Sciences, Psychiatry, Public Health and Community Medicine and Women's and Children's Health. 

Liverpool Hospital is located in the south-western suburbs of Liverpool, New South Wales and is 45 minutes away from the Sydney CBD. It is the largest hospital in New South Wales and one of the leading trauma centres in Australia.

Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is a principal referral group A1B hospital with tertiary affiliations to the UNSW Australia and University of Western Sydney providing a wide range of general medical and surgical services and sub-specialty services to a local Bankstown/Canterbury community.

Fairfield Hospital is a district hospital located in Prairiewood in the south-western part of Sydney. It has about 200 beds and provides general medical, general surgical, obstetric, paediatric, emergency, ambulatory care, and drug health services. 

Each year students are asked to vote to reward tutors whom they believe have taken innovative and exciting approaches to enhance their tutorials.

Conjoint appointees are individuals who generally hold a relevant position external to UNSW who have contributed to the research and/or teaching effort of UNSW Medicine. Conjoint appointments are unpaid positions.

There are a number of key committees that provide governance over School activities, these include the School Management Committee which manages the day-to-day operations of the School; the School Board which provides advice to the Head of School about academic governance of the School and the joint UNSW/UWS Clinical Teaching Committee. 

Welcome to the South Western Sydney Clinical School of UNSW Australia. We are delighted you have joined one of the leading teaching and research universities in Australia. In joining the South Western Sydney Clinical School you join one of the fastest growing health precincts in the country. 

The South Western Sydney Clinical School has invested more than $3.7m in the renovation of existing teaching space across the south western Sydney campuses and installed uniwide and a videoconference network across these sites to ensure easy access to teaching material by our students.

This page provides basic information on what is required to schedule a videoconference using equipment in south western Sydney. This includes videoconferencing, webinars and teleconferences and the South Western Sydney Clinical School implementation of Zoom web conferencing. 

South Western Sydney Clinical School (SWSCS) is committed to meet the requirements of the University’s Workplace Health and Safety Policy and implement the aims and strategies as outlined within that policy.

UNSW Australia is one of the leading teaching and research universities in Australia.  Renown for the quality of its graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research, the University motto - Scientia Manu et Mente ("Knowledge by Hand and Mind") - encapsulates the University's central philosophy of balancing the practical and the scholarly.

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