Fit for Professional Practice Checklist

The following fit for professional practice requirements must be submitted by the end of Tri 1 of your first year of study.

Vaccination & Health Tests

All Vaccination Records must have your Name and Date of Birth so that the records can be identified

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)

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

This vaccine was made mandatory for all health students in early 2020.

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


Please print and complete the Queensland Health TB 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.

An at risk student requiring a Mantoux Test is someone who was born in a high risk country and/or spent 3 months or more in the last 5 years in a high risk country/ies.

QHealth Tuberculosis Risk Assessment Form for Students

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 $70.

Contact Metro South Clinical TB Service at Princess Alexandra Hospital on email  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, however your Mantoux Test must be completed by the end of your first year.

Licenses & Certificates

Australian National Police Check Certificate

National Police Check certificates issued from January 2019 are valid for 5 years.  Any certificates issued prior to January 2019 will only be valid for 3 years.  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.

If you have been convicted of a disqualifying offence or a serious offence, or have been issued a negative notice you must not apply for a Blue Card.

Before applying for your Blue Card, please read the information on the Blue Card Services website 'Who cannot apply for or hold a Blue Card?'

All applications are now processed online through the Blue Card Services Portal.  You will need to register an account with Blue Card Services.  Your Identification will be verified through Queensland Department of Transport (TMR) using your Customer Reference Number (CRN).  If you don't have a CRN with TMR you will need to attend a TMR centre to obtain your CRN and have your photo taken, this is a free service.  Once you have registered with Blue Card Services you will be provided an Account Number, this Account Number, your date of birth, your student number and degree you are studying needs to be emailed to

All International students will need to wait until they have arrived in Queensland, Australia as you will need to visit the TMR to organise your CRN before registering with Blue Card Services.

If you already have a Blue Card issued by another organisation, you can visit the Fit for Professional Practice Office at the Gold Coast or Nathan Campus with your Blue Card and Student ID or you can email a copy of your Blue Card and Student ID to and we can link your card to Griffith University Health Group.

If your card has been lost or stolen, you MUST apply for a replacement card by submitting a Replacement Blue/Exemption Card 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 AHPRA Registration and your Blue Card expiry date will be in line with your Registration expiry date.

Griffith University Health Group Organisation ID:  1029679

Blue Card fact sheet

Online Applicant Information

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 Yuwahn Wupin digital badge.
  7. You will not receive a certificate of completion.  Your Check in Sonia will be updated by the Fit for Professional Practice 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

Other State and Territory Health Facility Approved Placements

  • Immunisation and pre-placement checks as required.