Interstate Placements

Forms, guidelines and external links for JCU placement students in other Australian states.

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 (Professional Experience Placement Unit) 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.

ACT Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) Card

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.

ACT Health – Preparing for Placement

Review this checklist to ensure that you have met the ACT Health requirements.

ACT Health – Preparing for Placement Checklist

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:

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.

Refer to the:

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

Updated 12/9/2023

Before you start your student clinical placement visit Northern Territory Department of Health web page. Ensure you read all the information.

All JCU students attending placement at NT Hospital and Health Service are required to submit additional pre-placement requirements:

  1. Working With Children Clearance, also called an Ochre Card . To pay the reduced volunteer fee, ask  Professional Experience Placement Unit to sign the working with children volunteer concession form PDF (517.1 KB). Submit the completed form with your application.
  2. AFP CertificateCriminal History Check.  JCU Students are eligible to apply through the Northern Territory Police as a volunteer at a minimal cost of $14.  Please have the Volunteer Form signed by your Placement Office. Once this is completed Apply here
    • For Darwin AFP CertificateCriminal History check to be issued within 2 years of placement commencement.
    • For Alice Springs AFP CertificateCriminal History check to be issued within 6 months of placement commencement.
  3. Student deed of undertaking – read, complete and sign the form.
  4. Vaccine Preventable Disease Immunity Certification Form Category A A doctor must complete and sign all applicable sections.
  5. 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.
  6. Hand Hygiene certificate – current document
  7. First Aid and CPR certificate – current document

Please submit all additional requirements to Professional Experience Placement Unit and retain copies of all PPR documents for your professional portfolio. You must take all your pre-placement documents with you as you need to demonstrate compliance on the first day of placement.  All documents must be current.

Clinical Placement Requirements for Healthcare Students

View information on the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion Screening and Background Checks and apply for your checks

Immunisation Guidelines for Health Care Workers in South Australia

SA Health - Deed Poll

For more information visit the SA Health Students on Clinical Placement site

Students attending placement in South Australian Healthcare setting are required to vaccinate against COVID19.  That is Students are required to have two primary vaccines and one booster.

Please click on the link, which provides information on COVID-19 vaccination direction for South Australian healthcare settings: South Australia COVID-19 Vaccination Information