Social work and speech pathology student placement information


Student placement information


Placement requirements

In order for students to attend a placement in a NSW Ministry of Health facility or other NSW service or facility, they must meet the following criteria... see placement requirements.

Students must ensure they adhere to the University of Newcastle Student Placement Policy and Code of Conduct.


Interstate placements

Student's who have permission to undertake their professional experience placement outside of New South Wales will need to meet that State's relevant compliance requirements. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they meet all State specific compliance requirements. Students should be aware that they are required to meet ALL costs incurred for the interstate placement including but not limited to, any transport, airfares, accommodation and living costs.


International placements

Students who have permission to undertake their professional experience placement in an international setting will need to ensure they can meet any Country specific compliance requirement/s. Please note that it is the student's responsibility to ensure that they meet all Country specific requirements. Students should be aware that they are required to meet ALL costs incurred for the international placement including but not limited to, any transport, airfares, accommodation and living costs.

Students undertaking an International placement should read the following:

IMPORTANT: To meet UON Travel Policy requirements, students must register their placement travel details into SOS Personal Travel Locator (PTL) (International SOS) prior to leaving Australia. Contact the Professional Experience Unit peu@newcastle.edu.au if you require assistance.

Please note: Requests to travel to High Risk Countries require an additional layer of UON risk assessment approval. Students should be aware that applications to High Risk Countries may not be approved. A high risk country is any country to which the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) advisories warn travellers to "reconsider" or "advise not to" travel to. Refer to smartraveller.gov.au for up to date travel ratings.