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 2023 Placement Calendar
View the Veterinary Placement Checklist.
Pre-placement enquiries: Please contact the Professional Experience Placement Unit. All other enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences
COVID 19 UPDATE FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING PLACEMENT IN ALL HEALTHCARE FACILITIES IN QUEENSLAND:
Students attending placements in Queensland Health facilities must continue to follow the directions on the Queensland Health website Preparing for your Clinical placement.
Students are classified as healthcare workers and can follow the same directives as healthcare staff. Queensland Health requires that employees, or prospective employees, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and maintain that vaccine protection (through any relevant booster doses). This has been a mandated requirement since September 2021.
Further information on accessing proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status is available on the QH webpage Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
Information on entering or returning to placement in a high-rise workplace setting is available on the QH webpage Visiting high-risk settings.
Information on Boosters and additional doses- COVID19
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:
COVID Update Student Placements
It is a JCU requirement that ALL professional placement students have a doctor complete the JCU Health Record and Immunisation form. The doctor cannot be related.
International Students must have their vaccination records translated into English and complete all forms in English.
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 doctor.
Recommended Vaccination Schedule at JCU Health General Practice.
Please read the below-listed 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 healthcare students about the responsibilities of both students and the University concerning professional experience placement.
DTHM Professional Experience Placement Procedures
DTHM Procedure for Infectious Disease
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.
It is recommended that students download Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to fill/sign forms. This is a free program. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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.
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.
As this is a new requirement all Veterinary Science students must complete the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Training in 2020. This is a once-off requirement.
Please provide a copy of your completion certificate via email to email@example.com .
Students commencing first year in 2023
First Year Veterinary Science students must complete the following modules in Learn JCU, once logged in select Organisations located on the left-hand side menu to access the below modules.
Introduction Module – Work Health and Safety all students
Module 1 First-Year students – Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control process.
Screenshot the assessment completion result (must include, name, course and result) for each quiz and send it through to the Professional Experience Placement Unit.
Retain copies for your professional portfolio.
All students in Year 2 2023
Module 2 Second Year Students – Contribute to WHS Risk Management
All students in Year 3 in 2023
Module 3 Third year Students - (Module Name to be confirmed)
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)/Placement Scholarship:
Applications for round one will open 3 April 2023 and close 28 April 2023
Applications for the NAFEA Equity Rural Placement Scholarship are now open. Applications close 3 March 2023.
The Equity Rural Student 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 which are additional to everyday living expenses and are incurred as a direct result of a placement requiring relocation, including:
- Travel costs,
Please check you meet the eligibility criteria prior to applying, see: http://nafea.org.au/programs/scholarships/. Please note that there have been some changes to the scholarship application criteria and application process.
Going rural funding
Going Rural is a placement support program for nursing, midwifery and allied health students currently disadvantaged by financial placement constraints. Health Workforce Queensland can provide you with travel and accommodation assistance up to $1000 per rural or remote placement.