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 Professional Experience Placement Unit 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
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.
Refer to the:
For any technical issues, users will need to contact the State-Wide Service Desk on 1300 28 55 33. Refer toGuide for students in Contacting the State-Wide Service Desk
All students are now required to have respiratory mask fit testing prior to attending placement in a Hospital or any QLD Health facility.
Mask fit testing is an annually renewed requirement. Students need to be fitted for 2 masks.
All Mask Fit testing will now be conducted by Alliance Safety Equipment Pty Ltd.
All students must use the online booking platform for fit testing appointments. This is for students on the Townsville, Cairns and Mackay campuses.
JCU booking platform
Please select “JCU STUDENTS ONLY - Respirator Fit Test Service” when booking your appointment.
Please use the link above to make your appointments. This is a Townsville based company so you can make your bookings at anytime that it suits you.
Please click on the link Cairns Campus Bookings to make your appointment.
Please contact the Placement Unit for any further enquiries on 0747 81 4697
Please click on the link Mackay Base Hospital Bookings to make your appointment
Please contact the Placement Unit for any further inquiries on 0747 81 4697
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Free mask fit testing for students who book and attend the appointment, 2 missed appointments will result in the student having to source and pay for their own mask fit test.
Cancellations of appointments must be made the day before - “no shows” may result in the student having to pay for their mask fit test.
You will be required to show your student card at your appointment and your certificate will be emailed to you.
Remember you must email your certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org
Going Rural North offers nursing, midwifery, allied health, and dentistry students a rural placement bursary to assist with travel and accommodation expenses. If you are seeking support for rural or remote placements in North Queensland and meet the eligibility criteria, please Apply Now
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)/Placement Scholarship
Students enrolled in a confirmed placement of a minimum of 1 week or 36 hours in length, arranged within the 2024 academic year will be eligible for a base amount of $500; plus an additional $250 per week, when required to relocate from semester residential address to undertake the placement. The maximum amount of scholarship per placement will be $3,000.
Application Close RND 1 closes 2 April 2024
Application Close RND 1 closes 29 April 2024 at 5pm
Further information about the program and the application form is available at Work Integrated Learning (WIL)/Placement Scholarship
NAFEA Equity Rural Placement Scholarship
Closes 1 March 2024
The Equity Rural Placement Scholarship Program is an initiative to provide financial assistance to students experiencing financial hardship to undertake placements/work integrated learning activities in rural and remote settings.
Approved applications will be awarded scholarships up to $1500.
Funding is provided to assist students with the out-of-pocket costs incurred as a direct result of the placement. These are costs that are additional to everyday living expenses and are incurred as a direct result of a placement requiring relocation, including:
- Travel costs,
Further information about the program and the application form is available at The Equity Rural Placement Scholarship Program