- Students are to follow the requirements of the Handbook for the year they commenced the course.
However, the subject links below do not contain the subject information for the current year. You can view current subject information through the new Course Handbook.
The course information on this page is for new students commencing their degree in 2016 only.
Students should follow the rules and requirements for the year that they commenced their course. The online course information for years prior to 2016 are available from the Archives link in the menu.
Students should also review current subject availabilities via the Subject Descriptions link in the menu.
National Criminal Record Check
NSW Ministry of Health requires all students undertaking workplace experience as part of a health related course to undergo a National Criminal Record Check. The criminal record check must be obtained before a student can attend any clinical placement in a health facility. Students will be provided advice at enrolment and orientation on the process to be followed to obtain a suitable criminal record check. This includes either a National Police Certificate or a Federal Police Certificate.
In addition to this, overseas students are required to obtain a Police Certificate translated in English from their home country or complete a statutory declaration.
If a student's criminal record check indicates convictions it will not necessarily exclude them from workplace experience. Each situation will be individually assessed confidentially via a risk assessment process with NSW Ministry of Health. Note that there is a cost associated with obtaining a Criminal Record Check. It is the responsibility of the student to meet this cost. All information related to this can be located at Criminal Records Section - NSW Police Force.
For further information on National Criminal Record Checks visit Student Clearances for Clinical Placements - NSW Department of Health.
Vaccination against Specific Infectious Diseases
NSW Health also requires students undertaking clinical placement in health facilities to be compliant with certain vaccinations to ensure the safety of both students and patients. This information will be provided at enrolment and orientation.
For further information on compliance with Infectious Diseases requirements please visit Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination - NSW Department of Health.