Criminal Record Checks - for certain UAC commencing students
The University is required by the NSW Department of Health to have those commencing students who will be seeking clinical placements, training or field work in facilities operated by the Department, as part of their course, to undertake a Criminal Record Check. For 2012, the UAC courses concerned are:
|UAC Course code||Course description||Criminal Record Check Required?|
|511300||Arts/ Social Work||Yes|
|511913||Arts/ M Nursing||Yes|
|511914||Science/ M Nursing||Yes|
|511916||Health Sciences/ M Nursing||Yes|
|511925||Nursing (Advanced Studies)||Yes|
|512655||Exercise and Sport Science||Yes|
|512658||Exercise and Sport Science/ M Nutrition||Yes|
What you are required to do
At enrolment you will be provided with a package of information concerning the Criminal Record Check process. This process varies depending on whether you are a domestic or international student and it is most important that you read all the material provided and undertake the steps described without delay. On the day of your enrolment you will be required to submit a signed “Student Undertaking” document as part of this process. The staff to whom you submit this document will be able to explain the process to you but it is most important that you have read the material provided before approaching them.
As soon as possible after your enrolment at the University you will need to attend the NSW Police Station nearest your semester residence, or nearest the Campus of the University at which you are studying. At the Police Station you will be required to apply for a National Criminal History Record Check and pay the required fee. Some three weeks thereafter you will receive by mail a “National Police Certificate”. It is this certificate you will need to present when entering facilities of the NSW Department of Health.
The above applies to both domestic and international students, however, there are additional requirements for international students which are explained in the package of information you will be provided with at enrolment.