Fit for Placement Checklist

The following mandatory requirements must be submitted prior to commencing placement.

Vaccination & Health Tests

Hepatitis B Vaccines

Evidence of completed age appropriate course of Hepatitis B vaccines (accelerated course not accepted)

As the Hepatitis B vaccine schedule can take up to 7 months to complete, as long as you have completed the first 2 doses of your schedule you will be partial compliant for placement.

Hepatitis B Serology

  • Copy of positive serology ( HBsAb levels equal to or greater than 10mlU/ml)

Hepatitis B fact sheet

Varicella Immunity

  • Copy of positive serology OR
  • Evidence of 2 doses of vaccine (or one dose if under the age of 14 years).

Varicella fact sheet

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

  • Evidence of vaccine (Adacel or Boostrix only) – within the past 10 years
  • Serology not accepted.

dTpa fact sheet

Measles, Mumps and Rubella

  • Copy of positive serology for measles, mumps and rubella (low positive, equivocal or negative serology not accepted) OR
  • Evidence of 2 doses of vaccine
  • Not required if born before 1966.

MMR fact sheet

Influenza Vaccine

Best time to have your vaccine is from mid April each year.  Peak Flu season is from mid August.

All commencing First Year students are required to have this vaccine for their first year of study.  It is highly recommended for all students in subsequent years to have this vaccine annually.  Any students attending New South Wales and/or Aged Care placements must have this vaccine prior to placement.

  • Evidence of date vaccine given

Tuberculosis

Please complete the Queensland Health TB Self Assessment Form to identify if you are an at risk student.  This form only needs to be completed by yourself as this is a self assessment.

QHealth Tuberculosis Assessment and Screening form

If you are identified as an at risk student you must have a Mantoux Skin Test at a TB Control Centre or an Interferon Gamma Release Immunoassay (IGRA) test. Contact Metro South Clinical TB Service at Princess Alexandra Hospital on 07 3176 2111 or email msctb@health.qld.gov.au.  Appointments for a Mantoux Test with the TB Control Centre may take a few months to be scheduled, this does not affect you commencing placement while you await your appointment.

Exposure Prone Procedure Declaration

  • Form to be completed and signed by a Medical Practitioner/Registered Nurse and student ( HIV and HCV test date completed and signed by a Medical Practitioner/Registered Nurse).  By signing this form you agree to undergo serological testing for HIV and HCV annually.  Serological testing must be current.

Exposure Prone Procedure Declaration form

Exposure Prone Procedure Declaration fact sheet

Licenses & Certificates

National Police Check Certificate

National Police Check certificates are valid for 3 years.  Applications can take up to 4 weeks to process.

Only certificates from the Australia Federal Police or local Police Service will be accepted.

NB:  Police Checks from an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) accredited organisation are not accepted.

National Police Check fact sheet

Sample Certificate

Australian residents

  • Queensland“During your application process please ensure that you click Yes to receive a hard copy of your certificate which you will need to take with you on placement”  If you have decided to verify your ID in person at an Australia Post store, please ensure that you do not pay for a police check from Australia Post as this is an ACIC organisation and we cannot accept this certificate.  Preferred verification of ID is completed online while completing your online application.
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Overseas Resident Students

Citizens or permanent residents of a country other than Australia after the age of 16, are required to submit:

OR

If you have a criminal history

Where you declare that you have a criminal history further investigations are made and assessed according to the National Board's Criminal History Registration Standards or Membership Board Standards.

Queensland Blue Card

Queensland Blue Cards are valid for 3 years.  Application processing time can take up to 8 weeks.

If you have been convicted of a child related offence you must not complete, sign and submit a Blue Card Application.   Please contact the Fit for Placement Office to discuss.

Present the following documents, for the organisation section to be completed on page 3, to the Fit for Placement Office at the Gold Coast campus, Nathan Campus (Tuesday & Thursday),  Logan Campus (Wednesday) or to the Student Centre on all other campuses.

For Students studying at the Sunshine Coast please make an appointment with Judith Walmsley in School of Medicine, Level 1, SCHI.  Judith's contact details are Ph: 07 52023132, email: j.walmsley@griffith.edu.au.

Once your application form has been completed and verified by either Fit for Placement Office or Student Centre you will be required to upload your application via the online submission portal on the Blue Card website.  Select the tick box for email me confirmation of successful lodgement and you will receive notification of successful submission.  Upload this confirmation on Sonia.

If you already have a Blue Card, complete the Link an applicant/cardholder to this organisation form located under the "Have a card already?" Tab and "Working for another organisation" link and submit to the Fit for Placement Office at the Gold Coast or to Student Centre at all other campuses. Ensure you bring your Blue Card with you.

If your usual residence is more than 50kms away from any Griffith University Campus, complete the Confirmation of identity form located under the "Need to apply for card" Tab and email the Application form, Confirmation of identity form and a copy of the identification that has been verified to fitforplacement@griffith.edu.au.

If you lose your Blue Card or Positive Notice you MUST inform Blue Card Services and organise a new card by submitting a Card/Notice Letter Lost or Stolen Form.

Students who are registered as a health practitioner and are furthering their studies in the same discipline ie: registered as an Enrolled Nurse and completing Bachelor of Nursing or Midwifery, are exempt from applying for a Blue Card.  You will need to submit a copy of your Registration and your Blue Card expiry date will be in line with your Registration expiry date.

Blue Card fact sheet

Sample Blue Card

First Aid and CPR Certificates

Please note:

  • First Aid certificates are current for 3 years. CPR certificates are current for 12 months only.
  • Complete an Australian Nationally Accredited 'Provide First Aid' unit (formerly known as Perform First Aid or Senior First Aid) - This unit includes the component 'Provide CPR (formerly known as Perform CPR ).
  • First Aid and CPR certificates from Queensland Health facilities are not accepted as Queensland Health is not an accredited training provider.
  • First Aid and CPR certificates from an online course are not accepted.  You must attend the training course in person.
  • If you are a registered Health Practitioner (eg RN, Medical Officer, etc) you ARE NOT EXEMPT from submitting current First Aid and CPR Certificates.

It is the student's responsibility to meet the costs of an accredited First Aid/ CPR course. Nationally-accredited providers offer First Aid/ CPR training and assessment to standards established by the Industry Skills Council and Australian Department of Education, Science and Training and some of these include:

First aid and CPR fact sheet

Online Training

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Health and Safety Module Online Training

  1. Log in to Learning@Griffith
  2. Select the Organisations tab at the top of the screen
  3. Type in the Organisation search box "WIL Placement"
  4. Click "GO"
  5. Hover over EPS_WORK_PLACEMENT an options menu arrow will appear
  6. Click the arrow
  7. Click "enrol"
  8. Complete enrolment by clicking "Submit" and "OK"
  9. Review the induction module material and complete the Safety Quiz as per the instructions

You need to correctly answer a minimum of 7 questions out of 10 to achieve a pass. Print certificates as proof of having successfully completed this training.

If you have previously completed this module you do not have to do it again.

For assistance please contact:

Sample Certificate

Australia's First Peoples Cultural Awareness for Health

  1. Click on the link below.
  2. Click on Login.
  3. Login in with your Griffith account or Register an account.
  4. Commence your journey to obtain your certificate.

Should you have any issues with the First Peoples Health and Practice Portal, please email yarningtree@griffith.edu.au

Sample Certificate

Hand Hygiene Australia

All students need to complete the registration process to access the HHA e-Learning Modules for the first time.

By registering you will be given a login so that you can return and access your certificate, or complete further modules anytime. You will also be able to start an e-Learning module, save your progress, then return and finish at another time.

Sample Certificate

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Principles of Infection Prevention and Control module

The online infection prevention and control modules are one of several strategies undertaken by the Commission to assist health care workers identify evidence based practices to prevent HAIs. The Commission was established by the Australian, State and Territory Governments to develop a national strategic framework and associated work program that guide its efforts in improving safety and quality across the health care system in Australia.

Sample Certificate

Forms

Griffith University Student Undertaking

All Griffith Health students who undertake placement must complete the Griffith University Student Undertaking before commencing their first placement. This Undertaking will govern your behaviour and activities whilst you are on placement.

The Undertaking will continue for the duration of your degree program. You may withdraw the consent that you have provided through the Undertaking at any time by providing written notice to the University. A withdrawal of consent will affect your ability to continue with your required placements.

The Undertaking is located on SONIA Online under the Forms tab.  Please see Fact Sheet for directions on how to complete the Undertaking.

Griffith University Student Undertaking fact sheet

Health Placement Requirements

Queensland Health Requirements

In preparation for a Queensland Health placement, you must complete the Queensland Health Deed Poll and Queensland Health Student Orientation Checklist. The Queensland Health Deed Poll is a legal agreement between the Student and Queensland Health.

All Students must complete the Deed Poll, Student Orientation Checklist and Online Orientation modules before commencing placement within a Queensland Health facility. Please read the information on the:

After completing the orientation requirements please complete the Queensland Health Deed Poll and Queensland Health Student Orientation Checklist located on SONIA Online under the Forms tab.  Please see Fact Sheets for directions on how to complete the forms.

Queensland Health Deed Poll fact sheet

Queensland Health Student Orientation Checklist fact sheet

New South Wales Health Requirements

In preparation for New South Wales placements please complete the documents below.

For New South Wales Health placements

Documents to be uploaded to Sonia:

Online Health and Safety Modules:

  • New South Wales Health Learning Management System (HETI Online)
  • You will receive access to HETI Online 2 weeks before your placement is due to commence. There are 7 modules:
    • 4 must be completed by all students, 1 additional module must be completed by all clinical students and another 2 additional modules must be completed by Post Graduate Midwifery Students only.
    • The the first 5 modules will take approximately 3.5 hours to complete.