Before placements in NSW Health facilities can proceed, James Cook University must have a current Student Placement Agreement with the Local Health District in which the placement is to occur. Without the Student Placement Agreement, the placement cannot proceed. Please check with the Professional Experience Placement Unit.
In preparation for your placement in New South Wales please go to the following website: https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/Placements-Scholarships-Grants/clinical-placements/student-compliance
FAQs for student placements in NSW
Student clearances for clinical placements
Before a student can commence a clinical placement in a NSW Health facility, students must complete the following mandatory requirements:
1. National Criminal Record Check
- Read the policy directive Employment Checks – Criminal Record Checks and Working with Children Checks
- Students attending clinical placements in NSW Health are not required to obtain a WWCC. Except for existing NSW Health staff members, students aged 18 years and over wishing to undertake clinical placements must have a satisfactory National Police Certificate, which must be valid for the duration of any placement. Students attending clinical placements in aged care work or NDIS work may be subject to additional requirements (refer to Sections 7 and 10 of the Policy).
- The Professional Placement Unit should have a copy of your current National Criminal History Check
2. NSW Health Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct Declaration (electronic version)
3. Health and Immunisations
4. Exposure Prone Procedures (only to be completed by Medicine, Dentistry, and Midwifery students)
All forms should be emailed to your JCU Placement Coordinator in the first instance and then emailed to the Professional Experience Placement Unit
Students undertaking clinical placements in hospitals or other health services in NSW are not required to obtain a Working with Children Check however, Students must ensure that their Queensland Working with Children check (Blue Card) remains current.
Whilst you are preparing your mandatory requirements for verification, your JCU Placement Coordinator will enter your Name, DOB, email address and Student ID number on Clinconnect, the NSW Student Placement Portal. All student placements in NSW Health facilities are processed through Clinconnect.
When the NSW Placement coordinator has reviewed your mandatory requirements, they will then update your status to “Verified” on Clinconnect. This will then allow the processing of your placement to be approved.
Approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of your placement, the Student will receive an email to inform you of your StaffLink ID and temporary password.
Mandatory Online Learning Modules
Students will be required to log in to My Health Learning with their eight-digit StaffLink ID username and password.
Students will be compliant with mandatory training when all modules are listed as Completed except for Hand Hygiene which when completed will be termed, Current. It is advised that you start and complete a module in the one session. All modules need to be completed before the placement commences.
The mandatory modules include:
- Privacy – It’s yours to keep (replaces Privacy Module 1 - Know your boundaries: students must complete the new module)
- Work, Health & Safety and Hazardous Manual Tasks (replaces Introduction to Work Health and Safety: students must complete the new module)
- Introduction to Work, Health, and Safety
- Hand Hygiene
- Between the Flags – Tier 1: Awareness, Charts and Escalation (eLearning)
- Cyber Security Fundamentals
- Infection Prevention and Control Practices - Clinical (Course Cod: 46777047)
- Personal Protective Equipment for Combined Transmission Based Precautions (Course Code: 294450660)
- Donning and fit checking of P2 or N95 respirators in NSW healthcare settings (Course Code: 319438161)
- Security Awareness
eHealth NSW is strengthening security for NSW Health’s corporate systems by asking NSW Health students to set up a profile. This profile will provide greater security and will help students to spot security threats more easily. It will also enable students to reset their passwords without having to contact the State-Wide Service Desk.
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For any technical issues, users will need to contact the State-Wide Service Desk on 1300 28 55 33. Refer to Guide for students in Contacting the State-Wide Service Desk