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.

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

OR

  • 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 ffpobluecards@griffith.edu.au.

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 ffpobluecards@griffith.edu.au 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 fphu@griffith.edu.au.

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
Alternatively...
  • 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)

Forms

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