Student Compliance

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How do I become compliant?

CLICK HERE to start your NSW Health student compliance journey!

Who needs to be 'compliant'?

Students in certain courses or units must undergo the NSW Health compliance process to be able to participate in a NSW Health placement. Look up your course or unit in the Handbook entry for your course or unit to see if this requirement applies to you.

What does that mean? What do I do?

You need to provide documentary evidence of having met the requirements of NSW Health policies that govern student placement in NSW Health facilities. The evidence must be assessed by NSW Health staff, who will determine whether you are compliant or not.  You cannot attend a placement in a NSW Health facility unless you are deemed 'Compliant'. Failure to become 'Compliant' could delay your course progression.


NSW Health requires students to be assessed in their first year of enrolment regardless of when they go on their first placement. This ensures enough time for students to address any compliance issues.

Western and our placement partners have a duty of care to ensure your safety, and the safety of the people you will interact with. It is each student’s responsibility to complete all student compliance requirements and provide evidence of compliance as part of the NSW Health verification process prior to attending fieldwork, research or clinical placement in a NSW Health Facility.

Click here to join the Student Compliance WESTERNLife group!  Information and resources just for students!