Before a student can commence a placement in any NSW Health facility, students must meet the mandatory policy requirements within their first year of enrolment.
It is each student’s responsibility to complete all student compliance requirements and provide evidence of compliance prior to attending a placement in any NSW Health Facility.
How do I become compliant?
What do I do?
You have to gather these documents as early as you can when you commence your course, and they will be assessed by NSW Health in order to meet the requirements of NSW Health policies that govern student placement in NSW Health facilities.
What evidence do I need to become 'compliant'?
Students must gather the following documents together: an Australian Police Check (NPC), Overseas police Check or statutory declaration (International students), NSW Health forms, Immunisations and vaccinations, Influenza vaccination, COVID-19 vaccinations, and BloodBorne Virus Declaration (certain disciplines). Look up your program of study or subject in the Handbook entry to see if this what applies applies to you.
Assessment vs Outcome - what's the difference?
Why do I need to be assessed?
NSW Health requires students to be assessed in their first year of enrolment regardless of when they go on their first placement in any NSW Health facility. This ensures enough time for students to address any compliance or vaccination issues as early as possible.
Western and our NSW Health placement partners have a duty of care to ensure your safety, and the safety of the people you will interact with.
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For help with student compliance visit the Student Compliance Resources webpage (opens in a new window)
For help with placements, contact your School placement team directly: