Requirements for practical placement
Clinical placement is an exciting part of the Joint Medical Program providing you with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a range of clinical settings. There are a few things you need to do before you are able to go on placement in a health facility.
NSW Health Verification requirements
You will need to meet NSW Health verficiation standards. These standards protect the health and safety of yourself and the public. These include:
- National Police Certificate (NPC)
- NSW Health Code of Conduct
- NSW Health Form 2: Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment Tool
- NSW Health Form 3: Student undertaking/ declaration
First Aid Certificate
All students commencing the JMP must provide a current WorkCover approved Senior First Aid Certificate which indicates that CPR has been completed. The currency of First Aid certificates, including CPR, must be maintained throughout the program. It is expected that First Aid courses will be available through both the University of Newcastle and University of New England early in Semester 1, each year.
Working with Children Check (UNE students only)
The Working with Children Check is free and valid for five years. Only students studying through the University of New England are required to do this.
A checklist outlining the requirements you must meet before being accepted for a placement is available.
JMP Clinical Placement information flyer.
Out of area placements
Applicants should be aware they will be required to undertake placement at Clinical School locations away from their university of enrolment. During Years 4 and 5, all students are required to complete at least one year (two semesters) at a metropolitan clinical school (Hunter/Central Coast). Please be prepared to pay for the additional expenses associated with travel and accommodation for these clinical placements.
During week one of the first semester, you will be introduced to your placement officer and given the relevanrt information. Please note that some of the steps can take up to seven months so it is important to get organised as soon as possible.