Nursing and Midwifery

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.

Students entering the undergraduate degree with Recognition of Prior Learning, at the Year 2 Level, are required to provide evidence of all mandatory requirements. It is essential that you commence this process at the time of enrolment.

Please ensure you have read the guide to submitting PPRs.

View the Nursing and Midwifery Placement Checklist.

View the 2021 Bachelor of Nursing Science / Bachelor of Midwifery Placement Calendar.

View the 2022 Bachelor of Nursing Science / Bachelor of Midwifery Placement Calendar

Pre-placement enquiries: Please contact the Professional Experience Placement Unit Other enquiries: Email the Nursing and Midwifery Professional Experience Placement team or phone (07) 4781 5492 (TSV), (07) 4232 1780 (CNS).

Website: College of Healthcare Sciences.

COVID-19 Update: Clinical placements restrictions in QLD as of 6 September 2021

  • For the local government areas of Brisbane City Council, Gold Coast City Council, Ipswich City Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Logan City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Noosa Shire Council, Redland City Council, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Somerset Regional Council and Sunshine Coast Regional Council: Only students fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can enter hospitals, residential aged care facilities, and disability accommodation services to undertake a clinical placement. These local government areas remain impacted areas.
  • For South West Hospital and Health Service facilities: Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for students attending a QHealth facility for placement. This requirement is ongoing.
  • For all other areas of Queensland: Full vaccination against COVID-19 is not currently required (unless have been in an impacted or restricted area in the preceding 14 days).

More information is available at

If your placement is not with a QLD Health facility and you are in a restricted LGA, please contact your placement coordinator to check if you can continue with your placement.

Mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 for aged care workforce (including students on placement)

On 28 June 2021, National Cabinet agreed some changes to vaccination against COVID-19 for the aged care workforce. Specifically:

  • COVID-19 vaccinations are to be mandated for residential aged care workers as a condition of working in an aged care facility; and
  • that at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine be administered by mid-September 2021 for all residential aged care workforce. The required date has now been determined as 16 September 2021.

For the purposes of this mandate, the aged care workforce includes students on placements. A list of the relevant facilities can be found here (refer to the Table under Schedule 1 - Definitions). The full media statement from National Cabinet is available here.

COVID-19 Vaccination information for Healthcare students

JCU recommends that Healthcare students who undertake clinical placements as part of their Course requirements be vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure they can attend clinical placement. Healthcare Students are in the 1B cohort, and most vaccination clinics will have priority appointments available for them.

Students, please use the Vaccine Eligibility Checker and book in as a Healthcare Worker to be eligible to make your first appointment and receive the first dose of the two-dose vaccination course.  Remember to take your JCU Clinical ID Card and Medicare Card to your appointment.

QLD Health COVID-19 vaccination information for Healthcare Workers

QLD Health - Hospital Vaccination clinics:

After each vaccination, please submit your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (avail from myGov) or another evidence document to so that your InPlace record can be updated. Students should also update the 'Other Vaccinations' section of the QLD Health Student Orientation Checklist.

Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate students (including Graduate Diploma of Midwifery and Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education) are required to complete Pre-Placement Requirements (PPRs) prior to placement.

You must complete and submit the following Pre-Placement Requirements (PPRs) prior to the submission deadline outlined below, according to your course:

  1. Evidence of currency as a Registered Health Practitioner
  2. JCU Health and Immunisation Form - all sections must be completed
  3. Tuberculosis (TB) Screening
  4. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
  5. JCU Confidentiality Acknowledgement
  6. JCU Student Declaration
  7. Additional State and/or Facility requirements may also be required.

Further information, including the relevant forms, can be located in the black tabs below. Using your JCU email account, email your completed documents to and include your email signature in the body of your email.

Postgraduate Course PPRs Submission Deadline
Graduate Diploma of Midwifery 15 February 2021
Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education 11 October 2021

Undergraduate Students

Please read the below-listed JCU and DTHM placement procedures, and complete and sign

the Student Declaration to confirm that you have read and understood them.

The below documents contains vital information for all students of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine (DTHM) about the responsibilities of both students and the University concerning professional experience placement.

DTHM Professional Experience Placement Procedures

DTHM Procedure for Infectious Disease

JCU Social Media Policy

JCU Student Conduct Policy

JCU Professional Experience Placement Requirements Procedure

JCU Review of a Student's Suitability to continue a Course involving Placement

JCU WHS - PRO-023 Infection Control Procedure

Once you have completed and signed the above-linked Student Declaration, please email it to the Professional Experience Placement Unit.

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.

The Working with Children Check (QLD Blue Card) is a screening process that assesses your suitability to work with children based on available disciplinary and police information.  It is your responsibility to maintain a current Blue Card throughout your course.  You must renew your Blue Card before it expires to maintain its currency.

Applying for a Queensland Working with Children Check (QLD Blue Card) has changed.

All applications are now completed online, and new Blue Cards will now display your photo.


All applications (including renewals and linking)  will require you to have a Customer Reference Number (CRN) from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).  You can find your CRN on your QLD Drivers Licence or QLD Proof of Age Card.  QLD Blue Card Services is now verifying your identity this way.

If you do not have a CRN number, you can obtain one by visiting, in person, a Transport and Main Roads (TMR) office.  If there is no TMR office in your location, you can visit a QLD Police Station or a Queensland Government Agent Program (QGAP) office.

You will need to take along 100pts of Identification for ID verification.  Once verified, your photo is taken, and you are issued with a CRN.  There is no cost if you are not applying for a QLD Drivers Licence or Proof of Age card.

Please note your photo must have been taken within the last six years and nine months.  If your image is older than six years and nine months, you will need to visit a Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads office or alternate agency to have a new photo taken.  There is no cost for updating your photo.

IMPORTANT: You will not be able to register on the QLD Blue Card Services online portal without your CRN.

Once you have your Queensland Department of Main Roads and Transport Customer Reference Number (CRN) you can proceed with the online registration and application process.

Please read the below information carefully.

NEW QLD Working with Children Check Application

  1. Visit  QLD Blue Card Services, scroll down, click on the Register for an online account button and enter the required information.
  2. Once you complete the registration section, you will get a registration account number (6 digits).
  3. Email your registration account number to - please make your subject heading "Blue Card Registration Account Number - (insert your full name)"
  4. The DTHM Placement team will activate your registration account number, linking you to JCU.  (Please allow up to 48 business hours for this to be actioned)
  5. Once activated, you will receive a text message from QLD Blue Card Services to advise that you can now proceed with your online application. Return to the Blue Card Services website and click on the 'Log in to the online applicant portal' (this cannot be completed until JCU activates your code).
  6. Once QLD Blue Card Services have approved your application, you will receive a confirmation email, and your new Blue Card will be mailed to your nominated address.  JCU is also notified that your card has been approved and will update InPlace accordingly.

RENEWAL Applications (current Blue Card already linked to JCU)

Application submitted before current Blue Card expires

Please note, as advised above you will require a CRN and photo recorded with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to complete your application.

  1. Visit  QLD Blue Card Services, scroll down, click on the Register Now button and enter the required information.
  2. As you are already linked to JCU, you will be able to continue with your renewal application via the 'Log in to the online applicant portal'.
  3. Once QLD Blue Card Services approve your renewal application, you will receive a confirmation email, and your new Blue Card will be mailed to your nominated address.  JCU is also notified that your card has been renewed and will update InPlace accordingly.
Application submitted after your  Blue Card has expired
  1. Please see the process to complete a New QLD Working with Children Check Application as above.

Link your current paid/volunteer card to James Cook University

  1. Email a copy of your current QLD Blue Card to Please make your subject heading 'Link current Blue Card'.
  2. The DTHM Placement team will link your current QLD Blue Card to James Cook University.  (Please allow up to 48 business hours for this to be actioned)
  3. You will receive an email from QLD Blue Card Services that your QLD Blue Card is linked to James Cook University.

It is also your responsibility to ensure your contact details are up to date with Blue Card Services. 

if you change your address or phone number, you must contact QLD Blue Card Services

If you have a lost/damaged card, you must also notify QLD Blue Card Services

Do not apply for an NDIS Workers Clearance unless you have been instructed to do so.

If you have been allocated a placement with a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider or state-funded disability provider, you may be required to hold a disability worker screening clearance card.  You will receive an email from the nursing placement officer if you are required to obtain a clearance.

New Clearance required - If you do not already hold a valid clearance you will need to apply for the screening via the QLD Department of Communities. Please read through this application guide before commencing the process.

  1. Register for an online account. Similar to the Blue Card process you will require your CRN from the Department of Main Roads to complete this process (Drivers Licence, Proof of Age Card, Photo Identity Card - your photo must have been taken within the last 5 years and 3 months).
  2. Complete application - when going through the online application please enter the following information for -
    1. Purpose and Role - Another Service Prescribed by Regulation
    2. Employer Details - James Cook University - Registration/Employer ID 4-433C-1951

    As your clearance will be linked to JCU, we will get notification of your card information and will update InPlace accordingly.

  3. When your clearance is approved, and you receive your card, you will need to provide the details to your placement provider, so that they can link you to their organisation. At the end of your placement please ensure that you are delinked from the organisation.

Existing Worker Clearance - If you already hold a valid clearance, please ensure you email a scanned copy of your Worker Screening Card to and we will add your details to InPlace.  Then, you must provide your Worker Screening Card details to your placement provider so that they can link you to their organisation for the period of your placement.

Please submit your application as soon as possible so that your screening clearance has been completed prior to your placement start date.

Prior to placement, you must obtain a National Police Certificate (NPC), which is issued by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

It is important to begin the application process as soon as possible because the certificate can take up to 3 months to process and finalise. Application costs must be borne by you, the student.

A National Police Check obtained from a third party organisation is NOT an acceptable alternative to an NPC issued by the Australian Federal Police.

A fingerprint check is not required.

Section 8 of the NPC application form (Purpose of Check) asks you to select the one main purpose of your application by checking a box beside a code number. You should check code number 37 (Care, instruction or supervision of children/ Care of intellectually disabled persons / Aged Care staff/volunteers).

The NPC states that the 'information contained in this document is valid as at date displayed', i.e. when issued. However, for the purposes of satisfying requirements of most placement facilities, including registered aged care facilities, the certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of issue.

For further information, visit the Australian Federal Police National Police Checks website. Start your online application now.

When you receive your certificate, provide a copy to the Professional Experience Placement Unit.

All students are required to complete an Australian Nationally Accredited First Aid and Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR training course and maintain currency for the duration of the course.

Please make an appointment with a registered training organisation that offers the following course codes -

First Aid - Provide First Aid HLTAID003 or HLTAID011 (includes CPR component) -  First Aid valid for 3 years.

CPR renewal - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation HLTAID001 or HLTAID009 - CPR valid for 1  year.

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.

A copy of your proof of course completion (i.e. the certificate) must be emailed to the Professional Experience Placement Unit.

Fourth Year Dual Degree - Students are to maintain First Aid certification but will not be required to renew the CPR component, instead students will be required to provide satisfactory BLS competency.

If you are a registered Health Practitioner (e.g. Registered Nurse/Pharmacist), you are exempt from submitting First Aid. However, you are required to submit a valid CPR certificate from a registered training organisation annually.

It is the student's responsibility to meet the costs of an Accredited First Aid and CPR course.

QLD Residential Aged Care and Multi-Purpose Heath Service facilities - Influenza Vaccination 2021 requirement

From the 3rd of May 2021, students undertaking a placement in a Queensland Residential Aged Care or Multi-Purpose Heath Service facility or who may visit an aged care facility during their placement must have the 2021 influenza vaccination before they can enter.

Once you have the vaccination, please email proof of this to

While not yet mandatory for all placements, we strongly recommend that all students get the latest influenza vaccination.

If you cannot be vaccinated due to a medical condition, please get a letter from your doctor and email it to the above address.

In accordance with Queensland Health and JCU procedures, students who are enrolled in health courses must be fully immunised, before commencing their professional experience placement, or by the end of the first teaching period, whichever comes first.


In accordance with Queensland Health and JCU procedures, students who are enrolled in health courses must be fully immunised, before commencing their professional experience placement, or by the end of the first teaching period, whichever comes first.


Evidence Required

Hepatitis B

You are required to provide evidence of completed immunisation course or proof that you are immune to Hepatitis B (Seroconverted).

Measles, Mumps & Rubella

Documented evidence of positive antibody (IgG) for each on serology or documented evidence of 2 MMR vaccinations at least one month apart.


Documented evidence of positive varicella antibody (IgG) on serology or two doses of varicella vaccine at least one month apart (evidence of one dose is sufficient if the person received their first dose before 14 years of age).


Documented evidence of pertussis booster vaccination in the previous 10 years.

In the first instance, we suggest you undergo a blood test to check your level of immunity to Hepatitis B, particularly if you are a recent school leaver.  If you need to complete the immunisation process, discuss this with your doctor. You will need to start the immunisation process as soon as possible, as some courses take six months to complete.

JCU Health Record and Immunisation Form

It is a JCU requirement that ALL professional placement students have a doctor complete the applicable sections of the JCU Health Record and Immunisation Form. The doctor cannot be related.

Section 1 - Vaccines Preventable Disease Evidence ALL students to complete
Section 2 - Non-Responder to Hepatitis B Vaccine Acknowledgement For students who are NOT immune to Hepatitis B
Section 3 - Exposure Prone Procedures

Required by first-year dual degree Bachelor of Nursing Science-Bachelor of Midwifery students and Postgraduate Midwifery students.

Section 4 - Inherent Requirements ALL students to complete

Once complete please email a copy of the form and any serology results if available to the Professional Experience Placement Unit

Further advice relating to vaccinations and immunisation is available through JCU Health General Practice, Level 1, Clinical Practice Building, JCU Townsville, or your General Practitioner.  Recommended Vaccination Schedule at JCU Health General Practice.

For more vaccination information please visit the Queensland Health website.

All students must be assessed for their risk of tuberculosis (TB) before commencing clinical placement.

Tuberculosis Risk Assessment FAQ for Workers in QLD Health Facilities

  1. Please complete the QLD Health Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Form for Students. Read the form carefully and respond to the questions.  If you do not understand the questions please complete the form with your doctor’s help.
  2. Email the completed form and any additional documentation (if required) to the Professional Experience Placement Unit
  3. Retain a copy of this form and any relevant documentation to take with you if any further assessment is required.

N.B Some facilities e.g Torres & Cape HHS require all students to have further testing.  You will be advised by your placement coordinator if this is required.

The hand hygiene online learning module provides education on hand hygiene and, more broadly, the principles of infection prevention and control.

You will be required to register on your first visit to the National Hand Hygiene Initiative website.  Please register as a student and select the Student Health Practitioners Module (e.g all students) training package. The module should take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete.

National Hand Hygiene Initiative Online Training (please note that your login details for Hand Hygiene Australia will work on this website)

After completing the learning package and correctly answering all of the quiz questions a completion certificate will be emailed to you. Please provide a copy of the certificate to the Professional Experience Placement Unit. You should retain a copy of the certificate in your professional portfolio to take with you to your professional experience placement.

The Queensland Health pre-placement requirements have changed for 2021.  Please read over the below instructions carefully and action as required.

View the map of Queensland Health Hospital and Health Services

Before a student can commence a clinical placement in a QLD Health facility, the following mandatory requirements must be completed and evidence submitted to the Professional Placement Unit.

Student Deed Poll - see below for tips on completing this form correctly

  • Please remember to add James Cook University and the University's ABN 46 253 211 955 at the top of page one.
  • The document must be signed (in hand) in front of a witness

Visit the Preparing for your Clinical Placement website and complete the applicable requirements listed in Part 1 and Part 2. Including the below listed online learning modules.

Online Learning Modules

Prior to commencing a placement, you are required to access the QLD Health iLearn online learning system and register as a student.  Please note that when you commence the registration process you will be taken to a Frequently Asked Questions page, take a moment to read over the instructions for completing the student registration process. Q Health recommends you use the Firefox browser.

Student Registrations are processed Monday to Friday and you will receive an email once your registration is complete.

Once you are registered and receive the login details you are required to complete the below-listed courses.  Please use search for courses on iLearn to find the correct course names listed below.  On completion of each module, please print the applicable certificate and file this in your placement portfolio.  You may be asked to show this evidence while on placement.

  • Building Emergency Procedures - First Response Evacuation Instructions - approx. 30 minutes to complete (annual requirement)
  • Health Safety and Wellbeing Induction - approx. 20 minutes to complete (once only)
  • Prevention and Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) - approx. 30 minutes to complete (once only)
  • Code of Conduct - approx. 20 minutes to complete (annual requirement)

Once you have completed the Queensland Health orientation requirements you must complete the Student Orientation Checklist.

Student Orientation Checklist - see below for tips on completing this form correctly

  • Please tick every box on pages 1 and 2  to acknowledge that you have read and understood all of the potential Queensland Health placement requirements.
  • Enter your Date of Check or Date of Completion and Expiry (where applicable) for the placement requirements mandatory to your placement.
    1. General Criminal History Check/National Police Certificate
    2. Blue Card
    3. Vaccinations
      • If you have serology results for your evidence of immunity please write 'Immunity confirmed by serology' in the comments section and include the date of your serology.
    4. Online Learning/ orientation modules (as listed above)
      • Please note that you do not need to add a completion date/expiry date for the 'Building Specific emergency procedures' or 'General evacuation instructions' unless you complete site-specific training e.g Townsville HHS Fire Training.
      • Infection Control - you do not need to add a completion date/expiry date for this item, as it will be completed while on placement.  Please update the checklist once you complete the training.
      • Don't forget to add in all of the required information (including the name of your course and university name) at the bottom of Page 2 and sign.
      • Example of a correctly completed  Student Orientation Checklist

Please scan and email both forms (Student Orientation Checklist and Student Deed Poll) to the Professional Placement Unit.  Please ensure you include every page of each document and label each document clearly.

This course has been designed for Student Nurses to introduce Cerner's PowerChart application and the ieMR (the patients integrated electronic medical record).  Students only have to complete this once.

Please access your Queensland Health iLearn account (see the Queensland Health Placements tab for information on registering for iLearn if you do not already have an existing account).

Once you log in, use the Search for Courses option at the top of the page, search for (MSHHS-C) Student Nurse ieMR WBT. Click on the course to bring up the course detailsand then click on Launch Course to start.

Using the Table of Contents listed on the screen's left-hand side, please complete the following sections - Introduction, Getting Started, Orientation & Navigation, Basic Admission, Obs & Sign Off, Documentation and Sign off Discharge and Appendix 3: Specimen Collection.  This is an interactive training module, and you will be required to carry out instructions as you progress through the different sections.

Once the above sections are completed click into End of Course and enter your name for the certificate, then click into the Certificate section and print this off.  If you don't get the option to print from this screen, go to your iLearn Certificates page, and you should be able to locate the Student Nurse ieMR Certificate saved here and print it.  Certificate Example

In addition to completing the above training, you must watch a related video on Managing Deterioration.

Once you have completed both tasks, please email a scanned copy of the Student Nurse ieMR Certificate to and save the original with your other placement documents.

To undertake a clinical observation or placement in the JCU Clinics at the Clinical Practice Building students must complete additional requirements as listed below:

Fire & Evacuation Training - Please select location Clinical Practice Building, select Visitor and then select Levels 1 and 2.  Once you complete the training, you will receive a certificate which will be valid for 12 months.

JCU Student Confidentiality Deed - Read and sign to confirm understanding.

JCU Health - Student Pre-Placement Manual - Read and understand.

Please submit the Fire & Evacuation Certificate and the signed Confidentiality Deed via email to

All students going to Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS) facilities must submit additional pre-placement documents. You will receive an email from the facility outlining these additional requirements.

Townsville HHS Fire Training

Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS) require all students doing a placement at any of the THHS facilities, including regional hospitals and community health centres to complete Fire & Evacuation training.

When undertaking a placement at the Townsville University Hospital, please complete training for the Main Hospital Building (Ground Level, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3) and the Sub Acute building. This certification is only valid for 12 months. If completing a placement at any of the other THHS facilities, please complete the training applicable to that facility.

THHS Fire and Emergency Response Training (You must use your JCU email address to create your account).  If you require assistance to complete the training, please refer to the Fire and Emergency Response Training User Guide

Please email your completion certificate to and to the THHS contact email address.

Note: Please ensure to submit your THHS fire training certificate within 10 working days of being notified of your placement allocation.

Learning Online (LOL) Training - please note this training is required in addition to the QLD Health iLearn training modules.

Please follow the direction from the email that you will receive from THHS. Once you have completed the LOL training please email your portfolio to and to the THHS contact email address.

Townsville HHS Hand Hygiene Training

Please note that this is additional to the National Hand Hygiene Initiative online package.

Please email your completion certificate to and the THHS contact email address.

Townsville HHS - Respiratory Protective Fit Testing Program

Townsville University Hospital is requesting that students participate in Fit testing before attending a placement in the following areas:

Emergency Department, Endoscopy, ICU, Medical 1, Oncology, Paediatrics, Perioperative Service.

IMPORTANT: Fit testing is only required for students who have been allocated to one of the above-mentioned departments. Do not make a booking if you have not been placed in one of these areas.

The Respiratory Protective Fit Testing Program implementation and delivery minimise employee exposure to respiratory hazards and meet legislation, regulations, and Australian Standards for respiratory protection.  The policy applies to all employees and includes students undertaking a placement in areas where precautions are required. The testing is used to evaluate the fit of a specific make, model and size of respirator/mask that achieves an adequate seal on an individual’s face to ensure that it is worn correctly.

To make a booking please click here - Fit Test Booking - select Placement Student Fit Test, and then enter the required information. The testing should take between 15 and 30 minutes.

After attending your appointment please email a copy of your testing certificate to

The testing is not mandatory; however, if a student does not complete the testing, they will be unable to participate in clinical activities where airborne precautions are required.

Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination - students attending placement at Eventide Aged Care Complex, Parkland Residential Aged Care Facility, Hughenden Health Service or Richmond Health Service must have the current Influenza Vaccination and must have also received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by the 16 September 2021. Please submit evidence to

Important:  Only to be completed by students allocated to a Torres & Cape Hospital &  Health Service (TCHHS) placement.  Students who are allocated a TCHHS placement will receive an email outlining instruction for additional requirements.

Influenza Vaccination - students must have the current influenza vaccination. Please submit evidence to the above-mentioned email addresses.

COVID-19 Vaccination - students attending placement at Cooktown Multi-purpose Health Service or Weipa Hospital Multi-purpose Health Service must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by the 16 September 2021.

TCHHS Tuberculosis application and fit checking of a P2/N95 mask - this document must be opened on Adobe Pro to enable access to the quiz which must be completed as part of this application.  Students must read the learning package and then complete the quiz. 15 Multiple choice questions. 100% correct required to pass.  Students should email the completion certificate and email it to the above-noted email addresses.

TCHHS Student Orientation Self Direct Learning Package -  you will receive instructions on how to complete this.

Students will also be required to include copies of the below QLD Health requirements, which should have already been completed.

  • QLD Working with Children Blue Card - email a scanned copy of your card
  • Immunisation Evidence - email a scanned copy of your JCU Health & Immunisation record
  • QLD Health documents - Student Deed Poll, Student Orientation Checklist and the five OH&S module certificates from iLearn
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Hand Hygiene Certificate
  • Tuberculosis -  Students must use the most recent  QLD Health TB Self Assessment form (released 2019).  If you had subsequent TB testing or vaccination e.g Mantoux, please supply this with the Self Assessment form.

Please attach all documents to one email and submit to and

All students undertaking placement with a Mackay Hosptial and Health Service facility will receive an email from requesting additional pre-placement requirements.  You are to provide the following documents at least one week prior to their placement, along with any other documents requested:

1. Student Passport size photo

2. Student orientation checklist

3. Student Deed Poll

4. Evidence of immunisation status

5. Tuberculosis self-assessment and Mantoux test if applicable.  TB self-assessment must be sighted and signed by your GP or the GP nurse.

6. My Learn modules as requested by the facility.

All above documents to be emailed to: and cc to

Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination - students attending placement at Clermont Multi-purpose Health Service or Collinsville Hospital must have the current Influenza Vaccination and must have also received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by the 16 September 2021.

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.  Students will also need to provide a recent hand hygiene certificate.

Take note of the Immunisation requirements.

Students are to produce Certified copies of vaccination and confirming serology documents for the following vaccine-preventable diseases:

  • Measles, Mumps & Rubella
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis
  • Hepatitis A (if you will be working with children or in remote communities)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella
  • Influenza
  • Tuberculosis (dependent on work area) – Mantoux test.

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.

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.

Student clearances for clinical placements

IMPORTANT: Student Placements and COVID-19 (includes information about the COVID-19 vaccine)

Before a student can commence a clinical placement in a NSW Health facility, students must complete the following mandatory requirements.

In preparation for your placement in New South Wales please go to the following website:

FAQs for student placements in NSW

Print the NSW Clinical Placement Checklist and complete the below requirements:

  1. National Criminal Record Check
    1. Read the policy directive Employment Checks – Criminal Record Checks and Working with Children Checks
    2. The Professional Placement Unit should have a copy of your current National Criminal History Check
  2. NSW Health Code of Conduct
    1. Read the policy directive NSW Health Code of Conduct
    2. Print and complete the Code of Conduct Agreement for Students undertaking Clinical Placements form.
  3. Health and Immunisations
    1. Read the policy directive Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases, in particular, page 38 - Attachment 4 Checklist: Evidence required from Category A applicants.
    2. Gather your immunisation evidence as per the immunisation policy.  The Professional Placement Unit should have a record of your immunisations but be aware that NSW requirements do vary slightly.
    3. Print and complete Attachment 6: Undertaking/Declaration Form.
    4. Print and complete Attachment 7 Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool
  4. Exposure Prone Procedures (only to be completed by Medicine, Dentistry, Midwifery, and Physician Assistant students)
    1. Read the policy directive - Management of health care workers with a blood borne virus and those doing exposure prone procedures
    2. Sign the Blood Borne Virus Student Declaration to confirm that the required testing has been completed as per the NSW Health requirements.

All forms should be emailed to your JCU Placement Coordinator in the first instance and then emailed to

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)

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.

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

Clinical ID cards are not the same as JCU Student ID cards. To get a Clinical ID, you must have first obtained a JCU Student ID.

During professional experience placement, you must wear your Clinical ID at all times, including placements at the JCU Dental, JCU Health General Practice and JCU Allied Health and Interprofessional Clinics within the JCU Clinical Practices Building.

First-Year Students - After the census date, you will receive an email from the Professional Experience Placement Unit with instructions on how to order and collect your card. (Townsville Building 134 and Cairns A1).  Cost $15

Scan and email a copy of your Clinical ID card once purchased from student services to

Clinical ID cards are valid for the duration of your enrolment. It should be returned to JCU on completion of your degree.

Lost or Expired Cards - If you lose your card or it expires before you complete your course, please send an email to to receive instructions on how to get a new card. Cost $15


If you’re a Queensland nursing, midwifery or allied health student needing financial support to go on rural or remote placement, and meet the eligibility criteria, Going Rural can assist.

Going Rural financial assistance is capped at $1000 for rural or remote placement travel and/or accommodation expenses.

See Going Rural Eligibility Criteria ,Guidelines and application form : Going Rural · Health Workforce Queensland

For further information please contact the Future Workforce Team on:

Phone: 3105 7800