Fit for Placement Checklist

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

Licenses & Certificates

Australian National Police Check Certificate

National Police Check certificates are valid for 5 years from 8th July 2019.  Applications can take up to 4 weeks to process.

Only certificates from the Australian Federal Police will be accepted.

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

All Australian National Police Checks must be applied for through the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

National Police Check fact sheet

Sample Certificate

International Criminal History Check

Only applies to students who have lived in a country other than Australia after the age of 16. They must also submit:

  • A National Police Check certificate from that country


  • Statutory Declaration stating that you have never, in Australia or another country, been convicted of murder or sexual assault, or convicted of, and sentenced to imprisonment for, any other form of assault.

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.

Working with Children Check

You should apply for the relevant working with children check from the state where your preferred placement is.

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.

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

Blue Card fact sheet

Sample Blue Card

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. Scroll down to Beginning the Journey and click on Get Started.
  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

Sample Certificate

Walking in Rainbow Shoes: LGBTI Inclusion Training Module

Access the module:

  1. Go to Learning@Griffith
  2. Click on the Organisations tab and Browse Organisation Catalogue
  3. Search LGBTI
  4. Organisation ID LGBTI_AWARE will appear
  5. Click the down arrow next to LGBTI Aware
  6. Click Enrol

Take a screenshot 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:

Preparing for Placement Module

To prepare for placement it is recommended that you complete the Preparing for Placement Health Group (GHS_PPHG) online module. This module will take approximately 4 hours in total, and covers key content of Professionalism, Communication, Optimising Learning and Emotional Resilience.
For each part of the module complete:
  1. The 'Pre-module survey' to unlock the module content
  2. Each topic in the module
  3. The 'post module survey' to reflect on your learning
  4. The 5 MCQs at the end and obtain at least 80% (i.e., 4/5 correct) to be able to print your certificate of completion
To access the content:
  1. Go to: Preparing for Placement Health Group (GHS_PPHG).
  2. Click on the '+ enrol' button
  • Go to Learning@Griffith
  • Click on the Organisations tab
  • In the Organisation Search field, enter 'Preparing for Placement'
  • Click Go
  • Search results will include an entry for: Organisation ID - GHS_PPHG (Organisation name: Preparing for Placement Health Group)
  • Click the chevron beside GHS_PPHG (the chevron will appear when you hover over the ID)


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