Student placements

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.

RequirementResourceAll StudentsNursing and Midwifery OnlyOther Disciplines

Student placement form

Student placement formX--
Student deed of undertakingStudent deed of undertakingX--
Criminal history checkApply for a criminal history checkX--
Working with children clearanceWorking with children clearance:X--
Certified copies of vaccination and confirming serology documentsThe Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition - Vaccination of persons at occupational risk.
Go to the Australian Government's Department of Health website.
Annual CPR competencyHLTAID002-XCheck with relevant NT Health Placement Coordinator
Current First Aid certificateHLTAID003 or HLTFA311A-XCheck with relevant NT Health Placement Coordinator
Hand hygiene certificateHand Hygiene Australia Learning Management System.
Go to the Hand Hygiene Australia website.
Appropriate permits to enter Aboriginal land as requiredAboriginal land permitsX--
Cultural awareness programCheck with your education providerX--
Department of Health privacy policyPrivacy policyX--


Students working in NT Health clinical facilities must comply with vaccine requirements in line with the Worker Immunisation against Specified Vaccine Preventable Diseases NT Health Policy before they start their placement as per the Student Placement Agreement.

Clinical resources


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.

Oral health

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

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Last updated: 29 June 2022

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