Forms and Policies

There are a number of policies and forms relating to student placements that are available for students to access via the web.

Policies Specific to Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) Placements

Clinical Progression Policy

The Faculty of Health Sciences Clinical Progression Policy was developed to identify students enrolled in a FHS professional right of practice program, who are having consistent difficulty meeting objectives of the unit of study during a placement. This policy outlines the structure for provision of remediation opportunities for those students regarding the placements and identifies the ramifications of failure in clinical or professional fieldwork units of study. It is important that all students are familiar with the Clinical Progression Policy.

Removal or Restriction of Students on Clinical education or Fieldwork Placements

The Policy on Removal or Restriction of Students on Clinical Education or Fieldwork Placements aims to provide guidance for early termination of a clinical placement for reasons of concern about student performance on placement (including behaviour), concern about issues related to student workload or requirements for participation in the organisation.

Other Faculty of Health Sciences Policies

It is always worthwhile for students to be aware of the other Faculty of Health Sciences Policies. Whilst these other policies are not exclusive to placements or placement related issues, some may have relevance to general aspects that may impact placements.

Forms Specific to FHS Placements

All students enrolled in a professional right of practice program are required to complete a Student Placement Declaration Form at the beginning of each calendar year in which they are undertaking a placement as part of their program. This form outlines all areas in which students need to complete specified requirements before they can be allocated a placement. A student who fails to appropriately complete the indicated requirements and submit the completed and signed form will not be allocated a placement.

WIL Extenuating Circumstances Application

A WIL Extenuating Circumstances Application is submitted when circumstances such as critical immediate family commitments, illness, disability, specific religious obligations or misadventure will have an effect on the student’s participation in the Clinical/Work Placement program. Full details on the criteria considered in approving a WIL Extenuating Circumstances Application can be found of on page 3 of the form.

Other Faculty of Health Sciences Forms

It is worthwhile for students to be aware of other Faculty of Health Sciences Forms. Whilst these other forms are not exclusive to placements or placement related issues, some may have relevance to general aspects that may impact placements. These include forms for Special Consideration, Criminal Records Check, Working with Children Check, Vaccination Information and Incident Report form.

Expectations Specific to FHS Placements

Students are expected to be aware of and abide by the expectations indicated in the documents below before, during and after a placement. All students should familiarise themselves with these expectations.