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.
|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 - 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 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.
- 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
Last updated: 29 June 2022
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