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Clinical Placement Information

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ACN will organise, coordinate and arrange all clinical placements, Clinical Placement Officer at the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and that person organizes, coordinates and arranges all placements. Clinical placements take significant time to arrange and due to health facility requirements must be organised by ACN. 

This means that no student is to approach a facility to negotiate or arrange their Clinical Placements.

ACN will make every effort to secure you a clinical placement as close as possible to the home or work address that you have provided us. Where it is not possible to arrange a suitable placement ACN will liaise with you to arrange a suitable alternative.

Clinical placements occur during a Monday – Friday working week. Shift times vary and are facility dependent, you will be advised of these details.  Please ensure you keep your contact details current as these are the details we use to arrange your placement and contact you. If we are unable to contact you then you risk missing important information and being unable to meet your course requirements.

Clinical Placement Application Form Online Submission Instructions

Clinical Placement Contact

N.B. The Clinical Placement Officer is not part of the academic staff and therefore if you have questions about your assessments or course content please ask your tutor or the course co-ordinator.

Clinical Placement Requirements

Each Australian state and territory has it’s own clinical placement documentation requirements. Please ensure you upload the specific documents required by the state/territory in which your clinical placement is located. Failure to do so by the due date will result in your clinical placement being cancelled and you risk withdrawal from the units of study. Any costs associated with clinical placement including obtaining the correct documentation, uniform and travel costs are your responsibility.

Below is the all the information and links required for you to be Clinical Placement Compliant. Please take time to review the requirements of the state in which your placement is located and apply for the necessary paperwork promptly as it may take up to 6 weeks to receive. 

When applying for your police check please ensure you include your married name, maiden name and any other alias as appropriate.

Clinical Placement Uniform

Black or navy trousers/pants/skirt (skirt must be knee length and allow for movement)

  • White short sleeved collared shirt
  • Black or navy closed in shoes with covered heel, heel no higher than 3cm. Crocs and/or clogs are not acceptable
  • State Requirements

 

Australian Capital Territory


National Police Check, Criminal History Screening and Working with Children check (must be less than 3 years old)

Health Screening / vaccination Requirement

Evidence of immunisations and serology for the following:

  • Hepatitis B,
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella,
  • Tuberculosis (Mantoux test and chest x-ray)
  • Varicella,
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis.

Other requirements

 

New South Wales


National Police Check, Criminal History Screening and Working with Children check (must be less than 3 years old)

Health Screening / vaccination Requirement

Other requirements

You may find these videos helpful in explaining the NSW health requirements. 

www.heti.nsw.gov.au/ictn/greater-metro-ictn/student-verification1

 

Northern Territory


National Police Check, Criminal History Screening and Working with Children check (must be less than 3 years old)

Health Screening / vaccination Requirement

Evidence of immunisations and serology for the following:

  • Polio,
  • Diphtheria/Tetanus,
  • Hepatitis B,
  • Measles/Mumps & Rubella,
  • Varicella Zoster (Chickenpox),
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough),
  • Influenza (annually),
  • Hepatitis A*,
  • Tuberculosis*

​Other requirements

 

Queensland


National Police Check, Criminal History Screening and Working with Children check (must be less than 3 years old)

Health Screening / vaccination Requirement

Evidence of immunisations and serology for the following:

  • Hepatitis B,
  • Measles,Mumps and Rubella,
  • Tuberculosis (Mantoux test and chest x-ray),
  • Varicella,
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis.*

​Other requirements

 

South Australia


National Police Check, Criminal History Screening and Working with Children check (must be less than 3 years old)

Health Screening / vaccination Requirement

Evidence of immunisations and serology for the following:

  • Polio,
  • Diphtheria/Tetanus,
  • Hepatitis B,
  • Measles/Mumps & Rubella,
  • Varicella Zoster (Chickenpox),
  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough),
  • Hepatitis C,
  • Influenza (annually),
  • Hepatitis A*,
  • Tuberculosis

​Other requirements

 

Tasmania


National Police Check, Criminal History Screening and Working with Children check (must be less than 3 years old)

Health Screening / vaccination Requirement

Evidence of immunisations and serology for the following: 

  • Hepatitis B,
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella,
  • Tuberculosis (Mantoux test and chest x-ray),
  • Varicella,
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis.

​Other requirements

 

Victoria


National Police Check, Criminal History Screening and Working with Children check (must be less than 3 years old)

Health Screening / vaccination Requirement

Evidence of immunisations and serology for the following:

  • Hepatitis B,
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella,
  • Influenza,
  • Poliomyelitis,
  • Tuberculosis (Mantoux test and chest x-ray),
  • Varicella,
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis.

​Other requirements

 

Western Australia


National Police Check, Criminal History Screening and Working with Children check (must be less than 3 years old)

Health Screening / vaccination Requirement

Evidence of immunisations and serology for the following:

  • Hepatitis B,
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella,
  • Tuberculosis (Mantoux test and chest x-ray),
  • Varicella,
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis.*

​Other requirements


  • All students, attending clinical placement in New South Wales public facilities and residing in New South Wales metropolitan location, need to present their original National Police Certificate/ Australian Federal Police Check to corresponding ClinConnect coordinator in person for compliance, no later than 21days prior to placements commence. For further information, please contact Clinical Placement Unit.
  • Bulk compliance checks by a Clinconnect Co-ordinator may be available at ACN Sydney Office. Check with the Clinical Placement Co-ordinator
  • Hepatitis A screening and vaccination is necessary for student health care workers who will be living or making frequent visits to remote Indigenous communities in SA, NT, WA & QLD and all medical students. It is also recommended for students in childcare and preschool settings and carers of people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Students who have lived in a Hepatitis B endemic country for at least 3 month are required to have serology that includes hepatitis B surface antigen prior to vaccination

If you are having issues trying to locate the required PDF forms through CNnect, please download the PDF file needed below and email it to the clinical placement office at clinicalplacement@acn.edu.au.