Fit for Placement Checklist
The following mandatory requirements must be submitted prior to commencing placement.
Vaccination & Health Tests
- Accessing your vaccination records and schedule
- International students vaccination records information
- Translating Documents - Any document in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
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. Your Hepatitis B vaccine schedule must, however, be completed by the end of your first year.
Hepatitis B Serology
- Copy of positive serology (HBsAb levels equal to or greater than 10mlU/ml)
Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
- Evidence of vaccine (Adacel or Boostrix only) – within the past 10 years
- Serology not accepted.
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.
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
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.
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)/QuantiFERON®-TB Gold blood test at a Private Pathologist. The Mantoux Skin Test at the TB Control Centre is free and the blood test with a Private Pathologist will cost up to $60.
Contact Metro South Clinical TB Service at Princess Alexandra Hospital on email email@example.com. Please ensure the following information is in your email: Name, date of birth, degree your studying and that you will be attending placement during your degree.
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 every three years. Serological testing must be current.
Licenses & Certificates
First Aid and CPR Certificates
- 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:
- Griffith University Student Guild
- Australian Red Cross
- St John Ambulance
- Queensland Ambulance Service (or interstate equivalent)
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Health and Safety Module Online Training
- Log in to Learning@Griffith
- Select the Organisations tab at the top of the screen
- Type in the Organisation search box "WIL Placement"
- Click "GO"
- Hover over EPS_WORK_PLACEMENT an options menu arrow will appear
- Click the arrow
- Click "enrol"
- Complete enrolment by clicking "Submit" and "OK"
- 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:
Australia's First Peoples Cultural Awareness for Health
- Click on the link below.
- Scroll down to Beginning the Journey and click on Get Started.
- Login in with your Griffith account or Register an account.
- Commence your journey to obtain your certificate.
Should you have any issues with the First Peoples Health and Practice Portal, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.