Fit For Placement Office
For enquiries about your mandatory placement requirements. Office hours - 7am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
School of Dentistry and Oral Health
For enquiries about your placement:
Fit for placement checklist
Please submit the following required documentation to the Fit for Placement Office by logging into SONIA and clicking on the Checks page. Follow the How to Submit a Pre-Requisite Placement Document or watch the video.
Note: You will be unable to attend placements if you do not submit your documentation on time, and subsequently you may not be able to complete your degree program requirements in the usual time.
Vaccinations and health tests
Must have dates, brand and batch numbers of each vaccination.
Hepatitis B vaccines
- Hepatitis B immunisation information
- Evidence of completed course of Hepatitis B vaccines (accelerated course not accepted)
There is currently a nation wide shortage of Hepatitis B vaccines ie: Engerix B, HBVax, Paediatric Hep B and Twinrix. If you under the age of 20 you may be eligible for free catch up vaccines through the National Immunisation Program, please see your doctor to see if you are eligible.
Hepatitis B serology
- Copy of positive serology (HBsAb levels equal to or greater than 10mlU/ml)
- Hepatitis B Fact Sheet (PDF 141kb)
- Copy of positive serology OR
- Evidence of 2 doses of vaccine (or one dose if under the age of 14 years).
- Varicella Fact Sheet (PDF 132kb)
Diphtheria, Tetanus and Whooping Cough (dTpa)
- Evidence of vaccine (Adacel or Boostrix only) – within the past 10 years
- Serology not accepted.
- dTpa Fact Sheet (PDF 135kb)
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
- 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 (PDF 136kb)
- Queensland Health TB Screening information
- Queensland Health Student TB Assessment & Screening form (PDF 330kb)
- High Risk Countries
If you are identified as an at risk student you must have a Mantoux Test at a TB Control Centre. New South Wales Health will not accept a Mantoux Test from a private pathology service.
Exposure prone procedure declaration
Exposure prone procedure declaration form
Form completed and signed by a doctor and student (HIV and HCV test date completed and signed by a doctor).
- Exposure Prone Procedure Declaration Fact Sheet (PDF 106kb)
Licenses and certificates
First Aid and CPR/AED information
- First Aid and CPR Fact Sheet (PDF 129kb)
- First Aid certificates are current for 3 years.
- CPR/AED certificates are current for 12 months only.
- First Aid and CPR certificates from Queensland Health facilities are not accepted as Queensland Health is not an accredited training provider.
- If you are a registered Health Practitioner (eg RN, Medical Officer, etc) you ARE NOT EXEMPT from submitting current First Aid and CPR Certificates.
National police check certificate
National police check certificates are valid for 3 years. Applications can take up to 4 weeks to process.
NB: Police Checks from an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) accredited organisation are not accepted.
- National Police Check Fact Sheet (PDF 126kb)
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
Citizens or permanent residents of a country other than Australia after the age of 16, are required to submit:
- National police check certificate from your country, OR
- Statutory declaration (DOC 42kb) 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.
- National Police Check issued by the Australian Federal Police (AFP)
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 Registrations Standards.
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Health and safety
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:
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.