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Allied Health clinical placements

Guide for hospital and health services

This guide provides recommendations to maximise allied health student clinical placement opportunities within Queensland Health in collaboration with the education system to provide sufficient numbers of appropriately trained and qualified graduates to meet projected workforce requirements.

Provision of clinical education is critical to ensuring a safe, competent and sustainable health workforce. All allied health professionals working in Queensland Health should contribute to the education and training of the current and future workforce.

The purpose of this guide is to support Hospital and Health Service decision making regarding determination of clinical placement capacity and offers of clinical placements to education providers for professional-entry / pre-entry clinical placements for allied health students.

Clinical placement activity data

Clinical placement activity reporting occurs twice a year at the end of each semester.

Intellectual property considerations for allied health students on placement

Consideration needs to be given to local Hospital and Health Service policy. Legal advice may be necessary.

Health professional students driving Queensland Health vehicles during their clinical placement

Consideration needs to be given to local Hospital and Health Service policy and to appropriate insurance cover. This fact sheet (PDF, 53 KB) identifies the relevant information in the Queensland Health Policy and Student Placement Deed (Version 3) related to students driving during their clinical placement.

Last updated: 14 April 2016

Contact information

Ph: +61 7 3328 9298
Fax: +61 7 3328 9296
Email: Allied_Health_Advisory@health.qld.gov.au