What you need to do
As a JCU professional health student, it is your responsibility to ensure all pre-placement requirements (PPRs) are met. Please seek the advice of your placement coordinator or the Professional Experience Placement Unit to confirm the pre-placement information and resources related to other States, services and facilities.
JCU Placement Procedure and Procedure for Infectious Disease
As a JCU professional experience placement student, you are required to read the Professional Experience Placement Procedures for students within the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine. The document contains vital information for all students of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine (DTHM) about the responsibilities of both students and the University in relation to professional experience placement. The document also contains important information about the principles underpinning the administration of student placement.
You are also required to read the Procedure for Infectious Disease for students within the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine. This document guides students and the patients or clients they encounter regarding duty of care and minimising the risk of spreading or contracting vaccination-preventable infectious or blood-borne diseases.
After reading these documents you must sign the Student Declaration, which confirms you have read and understood the contents of both procedures, and email the signed document to the Professional Experience Placement Unit.
JCU Confidentiality Acknowledgement
You must complete and sign the JCU Confidentiality Acknowledgement every year.
In signing the Acknowledgement, you – the student – acknowledge that you have been instructed in the concept of patient, client and business confidentiality, and will respect clients’ confidentiality at all times, including during tutorials, lectures and discussions, both professional and private.
Download, complete, sign and email the Confidentiality Acknowledgement to the Professional Experience Placement Unit and retain a copy for your professional portfolio.
First Aid Certificate and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
Students are required to complete an Australian Nationally Accredited First Aid and CPR training course prior to commencing your first professional experience placement, or by week 1 of the first teaching period, whichever comes first.
Please make an appointment that with a Registered Training Organisations that offer First Aid ‘Provide First Aid HLTAID003 (includes CPR)’ and/or CPR ‘Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation HLTAID001’ training.
First Aid and CPR certificates from Queensland Health facilities (Non-Accredited Training Provider) and online courses are not accepted. Students must attend the training course in person. First Aid and CPR Certificates provided by Non-Accredited Training Providers will not be accepted.
First Aid certificates are valid for 3 years and CPR certificates are valid for 12 months only.
A copy of your proof of course completion (i.e. the certificate) must be emailed to the Professional Experience Placement Unit.
It is the student's responsibility to meet the costs of an Accredited First Aid and CPR course.
Health and Immunisation
It is a JCU requirement that ALL professional placement students have their doctor complete the JCU Health Record and Immunisation Form. The doctor cannot be a relative.
Further advice relating to vaccinations and immunisation is available through JCU Health General Practice, Level 1, Clinical Practice Building, JCU Townsville, or your doctor.
Recommended Vaccination Schedule at JCU Health General Practice.
Email Signature & Scanning
- Please contact the Professional Experience Placement Unit
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