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
- 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).
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. You will need to have had your Mantoux test to complete the QAS Medical Assessment with Sonic Health.
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.
Queensland Ambulance Service Medical Assessment
- Students are required to have a BMI of 33 or less (36 or less for indigenous students) to pass the Medical Assessment.
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).
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
- A 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.
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 email@example.com.
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, date of birth and degree you are studying to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com.
Blended Mental Health First Aid for Tertiary Students
The Blended Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course for Tertiary Students is a combination of online (eLearning) and a half day of follow up face to face training. After successful completion of the eLearning component all first year paramedicine students will complete a half day face to face course before undertaking their first paramedicine placement. The face to face component must be undertaken within 3 months of completing the eLearning component. If you successfully pass you will gain an MHFAider accreditation valid for 3 years.
This eLearning course cost $50.
Students need to self-enrol in the self-paced eLearning component which takes about 6-8 hours to complete. Course participants receive a 4th Edition Standard MHFA Manual in the mail and an electronic proof of completion document which will need to be uploaded on SONIA.
The eLearning Component Covers
Course participants first complete the interactive self-paced eLearning component that presents an overview of mental health problems and mental health crises.
The Half-Day Session Covers
Students will undertake the half day face to face course on campus and then attempt the MHFAider Assessment. After successful completion students will upload a copy of the MHFAider Certificate of Accreditation in Sonia.
The face to face component is designed to be delivered after participants have completed the eLearning component for Tertiary Students.
In this face to face training, the focus is on the revision and application of knowledge and skills learnt in the eLearning component, providing participants with the opportunity to:
- Examine issues pertinent to mental health problems in the student population in more depth;
- Clarify any points of uncertainty remaining after completion of the eLearning modules;
- Apply the MHFA Action Plan to relevant scenarios.
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.
School Requirements - To be completed immediately prior to clinical placements only. Your Placement Officer will advise when these requirements are to be completed
Queensland Ambulance Service Clinical Placements
The QAS requires you to review the Student Orientation Requirements section on the QAS website prior to your placement. Please ensure that you have read and understood them before completing the checklist. Please tick the boxes to indicate the areas you have read, understood, and where necessary completed the requirements. By submitting this document you are agreeing to comply with the necessary policies, procedures and guidelines of the QAS whilst on Clinical Placement.
Once you have completed the online checklist you will receive an email with the declaration included which confirms your correct submission. This is the document you need to upload as your evidence.