Students who are completing a placement with ACT Health will need to complete some extra pre-placement requirements. Students need to submit their documents to JCU (DTHM Placements) as the education provider is responsible for confirming to the host facility that you are placement ready. Once this is confirmed by the facility you will be given access to the ACT Placement system (SPO) and will then be asked to complete further online learning modules.
Before you begin placement apply for your WWVP card via the By Post process so that you can send them your passport photos. If you have time in the ACT before you start placement you can apply online but will then need to visit an ACT Access Centre to have your photo taken to complete the process. Check the website to view current processing times.
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 that placement is to occur. Without this Student Placement Agreement, the placement cannot proceed.
The NSW Health Employment Checks Policy states all students who wish to complete their placement in a NSW Public Health Facilities must do a National Criminal Record Check.
Students are also required to comply with the NSW Health policy Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Disease and any other relevant policies.
Students are required to be ‘verified’ prior to attending placement in a NSW Public Health Facility.
This means that you have to demonstrate to a NSW Health Placement Coordinator that you have met the mandatory requirements for placement in NSW. To be compliant and subsequently verified you will need to:
These documents must go to your JCU Placement Coordinator in the first instance and then to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students doing clinical placements in hospitals or other health services in NSW do not need 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.
About 2 weeks prior to the start of your placement, the Student will receive an email to inform you of your StaffLink ID and temporary password.
Students will need 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 begins.
The mandatory modules include:
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 more easily spot security threats. It will also enable students to reset their passwords without having to contact the State-Wide Service Desk.
Please refer to the following guides:
For any technical issues, users will need to contact the State Wide Service Desk on 1300 28 55 33. Please refer to Guide for students in Contacting the State-Wide Service Desk.
If you have placement in the Northern Territory you are required to visit the Northern Territory Department of Health web page: Before you start your student clinical placement. Ensure you read all the information on this page.
Students on placements must make sure they’ve completed the relevant requirements in the table provided, this includes a current criminal history check (less than 3 years) and a working with children clearance (also called an Ochre Card) at your own cost. If you have the form NT working with children volunteer concession form completed by your placement coordinator, this can reduce the cost of the Ochre card.
Take note of the Immunisation requirements.
Students are to produce Certified copies of vaccination and confirming serology documents for the following vaccine preventable diseases:
If you require Mantoux testing there are free Tuberculosis Services throughout Queensland.
Students are encouraged to read the Queensland Health Tuberculin Skin Test Fact Sheet.
Provide a copy of all pre-placement documentation to the Professional Experience Placement Unit.