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. Please ensure you have read the guide to submitting PPRs.
View the 2021 Placement Calendar.
View the Veterinary Placement Checklist.
Important update on the COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout
JCU is following the advice of the Queensland Government with respect to its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. JCU clinical staff and students who are required to attend placements in healthcare settings are eligible to receive vaccination under phase 1A (some staff) or 1B (remaining clinical staff and all health professional students on placement) of the COVID vaccine rollout. As a result, some students may have already commenced or completed, their vaccination. Information about the rollout is available here: Queensland COVID-19-Vaccine Rollout
JCU health students and staff should note the Special Broadcast (below) that was circulated to all Queensland Health staff on 8 April following the announcement by the Prime Minister that Australia has changed its position in relation to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The Federal government has secured further stock of the Pfizer vaccine and this will become more widely available over the next months. A helpful explanation about the decision making that led to the change regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine is available at https://burnet.edu.au/news/1406
Healthcare workers, including students undertaking clinical placements, are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
In line with the Federal and State government position, JCU is not mandating that any staff or students receive the COVID-19 vaccine, nor is the University collecting any data on whether staff or students have been vaccinated. Vaccination information is recorded on the Australian Immunisation Registry (AIR) and individuals can access their immunisation data https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/australian-immunisation-register/how-get-immunisation-history-statement
Students and staff should be aware that the COVID-19 pandemic is clearly an evolving situation, and information and advice will be updated.