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.  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)

Influenza Vaccine

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

This vaccine is required annually.

  • Evidence of date vaccine given

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 (Yuwahn Wupin)

  1. Click on the link below.
  2. Scroll down the page complete the pre-learning survey, read the information and play the videos on the Welcome page.
  3. Click on Get Started to Begin your Journey.
  4. Work your way through each of the 5 Modules.  Take the Quiz after each module.
  5. You will need to Login or Register with your Griffith University account ie: Griffith student email address.
  6. Once you have completed all 5 modules including the quiz questions you will earn your Yuwhan Wupin digital badge.
  7. You will not receive a certificate of completion.  Your Check in Sonia will be updated by the Fit for Placement team.

Should you have any issues please email


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 - Only completed if allocated to a health placement. Your Placement Officer will advise when these forms need to be completed

Queensland Health Requirements

In preparation for a Queensland Health placement, all Students must complete the Deed Poll, Student Orientation Checklist and Online Orientation Modules before commencing placement within a Queensland Health facility. The Queensland Health Deed Poll is a legal agreement between the Student and Queensland Health.

Please read the information on the:

The Online Modules are all located on the Program: Clinical Student Placement website.  The Modules you are required to complete are:

  • Building Emergency Procedures / First-response evacuation instructions
  • Occupational Violence Prevention Fundamentals
  • Prevention and Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Health Safety and Wellbeing Induction

When registering for your iLearn account please use your Placements Officer or Course Convenor details as your supervisor contact.  If you are unsure please contact your Placements Officer in your School for the details.

Please upload the 5 certificates into the individual checks in SONIA under the Checks Tab.

After completing the Online Orientation Modules, 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 first 5 modules will take approximately 3.5 hours to complete.