JCU Fieldwork Student Policy
It is a requirement of JCU Fieldwork Students that they read, understand and adhere to JCU Fieldwork Policy guidelines. Details of the policy are covered here. For details of Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Policy, please consult the OT Discipline handbook, under “Current Students”.
Occupational Therapy Official Handbook
The JCU Courses and Degrees website details various procedures and requirements that are relevant to undertaking fieldwork. You can view these details here:
It is a requirement of JCU and of Queensland Health that all students participating in fieldwork placements complete a course of three Hepatitis B vaccinations. Written evidence of immunisation to Hepatitis B must be shown to the fieldwork assistant prior to the commencement of any fieldwork placement. For further information please refer to the following links:
It is a requirement of specific OT subjects that students possess a current first aid and CPR certificate. Initial evidence of current first aid and CPR certificate must be presented prior to week 12 of the first study period of the course.
A current first aid and CPR certificate is required before students can commence any fieldwork placement. First aid and CPR certificates must be kept updated throughout the course and evidence provided to the fieldwork assistant.
Working with Children application
It is a university requirement that all students 18 years and over are required to apply for a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) to confirm their suitability to work with children before they commence fieldwork placements. In addition, some organisations may require students to undertake a police clearance check, which could be at a cost to the student.
Other blue card forms are available such as:
Change of personal details
Lost or stolen blue cards
Correction to blue card
Queensland Health Orientation
Queensland Health Fieldwork requirements
Prior to commencing any fieldwork all students are required to complete Queensland Health’s Online Orientation and sign the Student Orientation Checklist, which also confirms their commitment to Hepatitis B immunisation.
All students on Fieldwork placements are expected to wear approved JCU OT uniforms. Details and availability info are included in the student orientation pack issued to all students during “O Week”.