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Before you start your student clinical placement
Students on placements must make sure they've completed the relevant requirements in the table below.
This includes a criminal history record check and a working with children clearance (also called an Ochre Card), at your own expense.
See the table at the bottom of this page for a list of required immunisations.
|Requirement||Resource||All Students||Nursing and Midwifery Only||Other Disciplines|
Student placement form
|Student placement form||X||-||-|
|Student deed of undertaking||Student deed of undertaking||X||-||-|
|Criminal history check||Apply for a criminal history check||X||-||-|
|Working with children clearance||Working with children clearance:||X||-||-|
|Certified copies of vaccination and confirming serology documents||The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition - Part 3.3.7 Vaccination of persons at occupational risk.|
Go to the Australian Government's Department of Health website.
|Annual CPR competency||HLTAID002||-||X||Check with relevant NT Health Placement Coordinator|
|Current First Aid certificate||HLTAID003 or HLTFA311A||-||X||Check with relevant NT Health Placement Coordinator|
|Hand hygiene certificate||Hand Hygiene Australia Learning Management System.|
Go to the Hand Hygiene Australia website.
|Appropriate permits to enter Aboriginal land as required||Aboriginal land permits||X||-||-|
|Cultural awareness program||Check with your education provider||X||-||-|
Students working in any NT Department of Health clinical facility are expected to have immunity to the following diseases before they start their placement.
Read more on the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) immunisation recommendations for health care workers fact sheet.
|Specific Disease||Accepted evidence of protection|
|Measles, mumps and rubella|
Born prior to 1966 or:
|Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis||One documented dose of adult dTpa and 10 yearly boosters.|
|Hepatitis A (certain groups only working with children or remote communities)|
Documented seroconversion for total hepatitis A antibodies or anti-HAV IgG OR:
Documentation of 3 doses of HBV containing vaccines AND documented seroconversion of anti-HBs (? 10 mIU/mL) OR
History of varicella (chickenpox) infection OR:
|Influenza||Documentation of current annual influenza vaccination.|
|Tuberculosis (dependent on work area)||Mantoux test at TB unit (no cost).|
- Introduction to Clinical Supervision - go to the MyLearning website.
- Clinical Education Subject Guide - NT Health Library
Guidelines are available to NT Health staff only on the Policy Guideline Centre.
Medication administration policy
The medication administration policy ensures the safe administration of medications by health workers and students.
Both Top End Health Service (TEHS) and Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) Medication Administration Policies are available to NT Health staff only on the Policy Guideline Centre.
Student Supervision Oral Health Procedure is available to NT Health staff only on the Policy Guideline Centre.
Nursing and midwifery
These documents are available to NT Health staff only on the Policy Guideline Centre:
- Student Placement Guide (Nursing and Midwifery) DoH Guideline
- Nursing Student Placement in the Forensic Mental Health Team