PEP Variation Requests

Your PEP will be advised via JCU InPlace Student Placement Management System. JCU Nursing and Midwifery is committed to providing you with support for your period of study. Your PEP is allocated based on your enrolment, completion of all PPR, takes into consideration your home address, and PEP history.

Once your PEP is allocated it is not possible to move into another block unless you have unforeseen or exceptional circumstances. Variations to your PEP allocation will only be considered in the following circumstances:

  • If you have a AccessAbility Plan
  • If you are the registered carer for a sick or disabled dependent child or relative, accompanied by documented evidence
  • You have a major health problem requiring frequent and specialised treatment which is only available at certain locations, accompanied by documented evidence
  • For other highly extenuating medical, compassionate or special circumstances outside of your control, and where there was no opportunity to plan ahead.

Requests for Variation to PEP will not be considered in the following circumstances:

  • Travel, transportation and accommodation requirements, except where issues are relevant to the circumstances listed above
  • Student work or other business commitments
  • Being a parent, except in the circumstances outlined above
  • Weddings and other celebratory events
  • Extra-curricular activities such as clubs
  • Requests to be re-allocated to placement sites previously allocated but not attended or where the student withdrew from the placement.

If you have unforeseen or exceptional circumstances meeting these criteria you can request a Variation to PEP by emailing Supporting information and documentation must be emailed to no later than 3 working days following your PEP allocation notification. Please ensure you follow the email protocol and include in the Subject Line: your Family name, First Name, Student ID, Subject code followed by Variation to PEP Request.

If your Request for Variation to Placement is accepted and an alternative placement is available it will be offered to you. If there is no alternative immediately available you will be offered a PEP at the next available PEP opportunity.

NB: Students are not able to swap professional experience placements.