Before preparing for a public health professional experience placement, please seek advice from the Subject Coordinator for TM5571 Public Health Placement to discuss your options and the subject requirements:
COVID 19 UPDATE FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING PLACEMENT IN ALL HEALTHCARE FACILITIES IN QUEENSLAND:
As of 25 September 2023, Queensland Health no longer mandate COVID-19 vaccination for Students attending placements in Queensland Health facilities. Students must continue to follow the directions on the Queensland Health website Preparing for your Clinical placement.
Information on entering or returning to placement in a high-risk workplace setting is available on the QH webpage Visiting high-risk settings.
It is important to note that some health facilities that host JCU students for placement still require COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of entry for student placement. Students will be advised of this requirement at the time of their placement allocation.
Mater Health Facilities Queensland
If you are going on placement to a Mater Health Facility in Queensland please read the document below regarding COVID requirements:
This guide will assist you to organise your professional experience placement. However, you may be required to fulfil additional requirements depending on where your placement will occur (e.g. a national Working with Children Check, current resuscitation certification, current vaccinations). Please confirm with a representative from the placement facility what their specific requirements are, and ensure you meet these requirements prior to beginning your placement.
Prior to placement, you must ensure you have:
Formally enrolled in the subject TM5571 Public Health Placement
Developed a learning contract to be endorsed by the subject coordinator and placement supervisor
Forms and supporting documents including the TM5571 Subject Outline will be provided to you by the subject coordinator.
The work you will be undertaking during your placement must be voluntary. It is not with your employer.
The placement must be public health related; it cannot be clinical practice.
You should not be undertaking any medical procedures as part of your placement.
Your placement must consist of 152 hours of voluntary work, which equates to four weeks of work at 38 hours per week.
These hours can be undertaken as a block or spread out over the semester, e.g. 15 hours a week for 10 weeks.
As a Public Health placement student, you are responsible for covering all costs associated with your placement, e.g. accommodation, travel expenses.
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.
The below documents contains vital information for all healthcare students about the responsibilities of both students and the University concerning professional experience placement.
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.
Queensland Health has specific legal instruments and subsidiary documents governing pre-entry placements in Queensland Health facilities. All students must complete orientation before commencing a placement within a Queensland Health facility. You cannot commence your placement until your orientation is completed.
Additional mandatory training to be completed on commencement at the facility includes:
General Evacuation Instructions
Infection Prevention and Control.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Practice Program is offered face-to-face and is not currently available in iLearn.
Please note, there may be additional local additional requisites or essential training mandatory training to undertake as directed by the placement supervisor/line manager.
On completion tick the All mandatory orientation as per Queensland Health Human Resources Policy Mandatory Training G6 (QH-POL-183) box on the QH Orientation Check List and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for recording.
Print the applicable certificate and retain a copy for your placement professional portfolio.
It is your responsibility to keep these checks up-to-date and to adhere to Queensland Health placement requirements for your safety and the safety of others during your professional experience placement.
Students undertaking overseas Professional Experience Placements must obtain appropriate approval before departure. Depending on your course of study, your Placement Coordinator may request that you complete the Approval for Overseas Professional Experience Placement form. Please ensure that you have received confirmation from your Placement Coordinator that your Professional Experience Placement has been approved.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)/Placement Scholarship
Applications Close 27 October 2023
Students enrolled in a confirmed placement of a minimum of 1 week or 36 hours in length, arranged within the 2023 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.