Veterinary Science

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.

Pre-placement enquiries: Please contact the Professional Experience Placement Unit. All other enquiries to jcuvetplacements@jcu.edu.au

Website: College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

COVID-19 Vaccination information for Healthcare students

JCU recommends that Healthcare students who undertake clinical placements as part of their Course requirements be vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure they can attend clinical placement. Healthcare Students are in the 1B cohort, and most vaccination clinics will have priority appointments available for them.

Students, please use the Vaccine Eligibility Checker and book in as a Healthcare Worker to be eligible to make your first appointment and receive the first dose of the two-dose vaccination course.  Remember to take your JCU Clinical ID Card and Medicare Card to your appointment.

QLD Health COVID-19 vaccination information for Healthcare Workers

QLD Health - Hospital Vaccination clinics:

After each vaccination, please submit your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (avail from myGov) or another evidence document to dthmplacements@jcu.edu.au so that your InPlace record can be updated. Students should also update the 'Other Vaccinations' section of the QLD Health Student Orientation Checklist.

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.

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 JCU and DTHM 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 students of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine (DTHM) about the responsibilities of both students and the University concerning professional experience placement.

DTHM Professional Experience Placement Procedures

DTHM Procedure for Infectious Disease

JCU Social Media Policy

JCU Student Conduct Policy

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.

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 dthmplacements@jcu.edu.au

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.