Key Requirements

Students should refer to their Student Checklist for a comprehensive list of mandatory pre-placement conditional requirements.

Criminal History Clearances

Criminal History Clearances are a mandatory requirement for students attending clinical, field or observational placements, including University clinics and gyms.

Students must ensure the clearance is valid for the duration of their placement and does not expire during a placement.

More information about your Criminal History Clearance

Provide First Aid

A Provide First Aid certificate with (annual) CPR Update is a mandatory requirement for students to attend placement (this is not required for Pharmacy students).

More information about your Provide First Aid certificate

Immunisation & Tuberculosis Screening

Immunisation compliance and Tuberculosis Screening is a mandatory requirement for most health care placement providers and non-compliance will prevent your placement at these venues.

More information about Immunisations

Occupational Health Safety &Welfare (OHS&W) Information

The University of South Australia is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and study environment. Students should familiarise themselves with the importance of OHS&W.

Students are required to complete the Undertaking a Safe Student Placement Work Health and Safety (WHS) Module and Checklist prior to commencing placement.

More information about OHS&W

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse

Students participating in professional placements involving children/young people under 18 years of age are mandated notifiers and have a legal responsibility to report suspected child abuse or neglect.

Under the Children's Protection Act 1993, certain professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others who have regular contact with children, are obliged by law to notify The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that a child/young person is being abused or neglected.

Students in relevant programs will be given a briefing session outlining their responsibilities and rights, and the roles and responsibilities of placement supervisors and tutors, when confronting possible child abuse or neglect. The guidelines for reporting abuse can be found here, please refer to Chapter 10: Mandatory Reporting for Child Protection (PDF, 143kb).