Student Placement Preparation
Clinical placement is a really exciting part of your time here at UON! Placement lets you experience what it's like to work as a health care professional in real life situations. Having a successful placement is an important step in completing your degree and this area will give you the essential information on how to get the most out of your experience.
Head over to the Student Placement FAQs section if you have any burning questions, but if you still need assistance and are unsure of who you can contact regarding your placement, you can find your placement contact here.
The Placement Experience
Before you go on placement, you'll need to know a few things to get the most out of your professional experience. This section will give you some insight on what to wear on placement, how to act, the places you'll go and the things you'll learn.
Placement doesn't just mean going to your local hospital! During placement you'll have the opportunity to experience the clinical setting in a variety of locations including rural and remote areas. This means that you get the very best understanding of what it is like to be a health care professional in Australia. You can find more information on rural and remote, interstate and international placements here.
NSW Health Verification Requirements
The most important thing that you need to do before you can attend placement is to meet NSW Health verification requirements. Unfortunately, if you don't get verified in time, UoN isn't allowed to send you on placement, and this can mean you won't be able to continue in your program, so it is really important to make sure that you meet all of the requirements!
Meeting the requirements can take a bit of time, so it is advisable that you get started on them straight away!
Once you have your documentation, you can submit them to your local NSW Local Health District (LHD) – the process for submission depends on the campus you are enrolled at so make sure you check out the info provided on how to submit to enable your successful verification.
Once you are verified with NSW Health you can request placements from a variety of exciting venues all across the state!
To get ready for placement, we also recommend reading the UON Student Placement Policy.