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.

RequirementResourceAll StudentsNursing and Midwifery OnlyPharmacy Only

Student placement form - only required if a non-Department of Health placement supervisor is attending with the student

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 - Part 3.3.7 Vaccination of persons at occupational risk.
Go to the Australian Government's Department of Health website.
X--
Annual CPR competencyHLTAID002-XX
Current First Aid certificateHLTAID003 or HLTFA311A-XX
Hand hygiene certificateHand Hygiene Australia Learning Management System.
Go to the Hand Hygiene Australia website.
-X-
Appropriate permits to enter Aboriginal land as requiredAboriginal land permitsX--
Cultural awareness programCheck with your education providerX--
Department of Health privacy policyPrivacy policyX--

Immunisations

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 DiseaseAccepted evidence of protection
Measles, mumps and rubella

Born prior to 1966 or:

  • documented 2 doses of MMR vaccine at least one month apart OR
  • documented evidence of positive IgG for measles, mumps, rubella.
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussisOne 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:

  • documented 2 doses of HAV (monovalent) vaccine OR
  • documented 3 doses of combination HAV/HBV vaccine.
Hepatitis B

Documentation of 3 doses of HBV containing vaccines AND documented seroconversion of anti-HBs (? 10 mIU/mL) OR

  • documented evidence of immunity from past hepatitis B infection (anti-HBc)
Varicella

History of varicella (chickenpox) infection OR:

  • documented shingles 
  • or documented seroconversion of varicella IgG
  • or documented evidence of age appropriate varicella vaccination.
InfluenzaDocumentation of current annual influenza vaccination.
Tuberculosis (dependent on work area)Mantoux test at TB unit (no cost).

Clinical resources

Professional Practice Supervision 

Guidelines 

These guidelines are only accessible to internal staff.

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) have their own policy:

  • TEHS (accessible to government staff only)
  • CAHS (accessible to government staff only)

Oral health 

Student Supervision Oral Health Procedure (accessible to NTG staff only)

Nursing and midwifery

Student Placement Guide (Nursing and Midwifery) DoH Guideline (accessible to NTG staff only)

Nursing Student Placement in the Forensic Mental Health Team (accessible to NTG staff only)
Forensic team specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for placement of nursing students

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Last updated: 07 February 2017