Fit for Professional Practice 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.
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)
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.
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.
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 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, however your Mantoux Test must be completed by the end of your first year.
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.
- International First Aid/CPR training certificates are not accepted as the training varies between countries.
- 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 Australia
- Queensland Ambulance Service (or interstate equivalent)
Medicare Provider Number
In order for you to complete your clinical placement in the Griffith University Allied Health Clinic, you will need to apply for a provider number.
Please ensure you complete the steps below and bring in the completed forms with you during your first residential block. These forms will need to be handed in to the Clinic Manager to add the relevant information.
To apply for providers see below,
- Health Professional Online Services website (HPOS)
- Click on forms (left hand side)
- Click on “forms by code”
To apply for,
- Initial provider number (code HW063)
- Additional provider number (HW020)
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 (Yuwahn Wupin)
- Click on the link below.
- Scroll down the page complete the pre-learning survey, read the information and play the videos on the Welcome page.
- Click on Get Started to Begin your Journey.
- Work your way through each of the 5 Modules. Take the Quiz after each module.
- You will need to Login or Register with your Griffith University account ie: Griffith student email address.
- Once you have completed all 5 modules including the quiz questions you will earn your Yuwahn Wupin digital badge.
- 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 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.
Health Placement Requirements
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 iLearn Learning Management System. The Modules you are required to complete are:
- First-response evacuation instructions
- Building-specific emergency procedures
- Code of Conduct
- Prevention and Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
- Health Safety and Wellbeing Induction
All modules are required to be current at the time of placement.
When registering for your iLearn account please ensure you are registering as a student and 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.
New South Wales Health Requirements
In preparation for New South Wales placements please complete the documents below.
For New South Wales Health placements
- HETI Clinical Placements and New South Wales Health
- New South Wales Health Policy Directive: Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases
- New South Wales Health Policy Directive: Working with Children Checks and Other Police Checks
Documents to be uploaded to Sonia:
- New South Wales Health Code of Conduct Agreement - Appendix 6
- New South Wales Health Undertaking/Declaration - Attachment 6
- New South Wales Health Tuberculosis Assessment Form - Attachment 7
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.