Students are required to complete an Australian Nationally Accredited First Aid and CPR training 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.
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.
Clinical placements in Residential Aged Care Facilities during COVID-19 - Influenza Vaccination
From the 1st of May 2020, students undertaking a placement in a Residential Aged Care Facility or who may visit an aged care facility during their placement must have the 2020 influenza vaccination before they can enter.
While not yet mandatory for all placements, we strongly recommend that all students get the latest influenza vaccination.
Once you have the vaccination, please email proof of this to email@example.com so that your InPlace record can be updated.
If you are unable to obtain your vaccination for reasons such as medical condition, please obtain 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.
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 a relative.
|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
|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, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas or your General Practitioner. Recommended Vaccination Schedule at JCU Health General Practice.
For more vaccination information please visit the Queensland Health website.
The Queensland Health pre-placement requirements have changed for 2021. Please read over the below instructions carefully and action as required.
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.
- General Criminal History Check/National Police Certificate
- Blue Card
- 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.
- 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
Allied Health students are also required to complete additional Allied Health Learning Modules and then fill in the Allied Health Evidence Record as evidence of completion.
Please scan and email the three forms (Student Orientation Checklist, Student Deed Poll and Allied Health Evidence Record) to the Professional Placement Unit. Please ensure you include every page of each document and label each document clearly.
Please review the below Townsville Hospital and Hospital Service requirements and complete as necessary.
Respiratory Protective Fit Testing Program
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.
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.
Please send an email to request an appointment to Ben.Dicton@health.qld.gov.au, making sure that you include the required information in the email subject line - see below. The testing should take between 15 and 30 minutes.
Example Email Subject Line: Request for Fit Testing, Year 3, JCU student, John Smith, Student ID 11223344
After attending your appointment please email a copy of your testing certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Townsville HHS Fire & Evacuation Training
The 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).
Please email your certificate of completion to the email@example.com and take a copy with you to your placement.
If you require assistance to complete the training, please refer to the Fire and Emergency Response Training User Guide