Students must make a self-declaration as to their fitness to practice and advise of any pre-existing illness or disability that may impair their ability to practice. They will also be required to undergo a police check before their placements.
Students on placement have both an increased risk of most vaccine preventable diseases as well as the potential to transmit infections to susceptible patients. Students who are required to complete placements as part of their course must therefore be immunised in accordance with the relevant State or Territory immunisation standards and any additional private provider requirements as needed.
If residing in Australian states and territories other than South Australia, students must provide a completed and signed Professional Experience Placement (PEP) form (DOCX) as evidence that their employer is willing to facilitate the extended clinical practice components of the course within their workplace and/or an affiliated health agency will facilitate the clinical practice in a supernumerary capacity.
Applicants residing in South Australia must submit a completed and signed Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Support form (DOCX) following admission.