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Clinical placement information for education providers

The information on this page has been developed for education providers who support allied health students that undertake clinical placement within Queensland Health facilities.

Education provider reference guide

University staff involved in clinical placements with Queensland Health facilities are encouraged to read the Queensland Health Allied Health Clinical Placement Management Education Provider Reference Guide (PDF 1100 kB) which provides information to support education providers allocating and coordinating allied health pre-entry student placements within Hospital and Health Services.

This document outlines the processes undertaken to coordinate and manage pre-entry clinical placements within Queensland Health facilities and services for each allied health profession.

Clinical placement activity data

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

Mandatory training for students – Student Deed requirements

In accordance with the Student Placement Deed, education providers are responsible for ensuring mandatory learning as detailed on the Student orientation checklist is completed prior to the commencement of student placement with Queensland Health. Students must present a completed copy of the Student orientation checklist and any associated documentation to their education provider’s placement coordinator prior to the commencement of their placement. Education providers are required to retain a copy of the completed and signed Student orientation checklist.

Students will not be able to commence placement until their orientation is completed. As such, education providers should ensure all student clinical placement information packs include links to the most up-to-date information and forms available on the following pages:

It is recommended that education providers provide links to these pages rather than printing this information for their students as this information and documentation is updated regularly.

Mandatory training for students – Queensland Health allied health requirements

Allied health students wishing to undertake a clinical placement in a Queensland Government Hospital and Health Service will need to complete a number of training modules prior to commencement of their placement. The training has been developed in accordance with The National Safety and Quality Healthcare Service (NSQHS) Standards to facilitate the safe practice of students and to support patient, student, and staff safety. Completion of this training will facilitate the early commencement of clinical learning on placements and ongoing placement provision by facilities.

Students will not be able to commence placement until their orientation is completed. As such, education providers should ensure all student clinical placement information packs include links to the most up-to-date Evidence record for allied health student training (PDF 113 kB) and ensure their students are aware that a completed copy of this form is to be presented to each Queensland Government Hospital and Health Service placement site at the commencement of each placement.

Mandatory training for university staff providing supervision within Queensland Health facilities

University staff entering Queensland Health facilities to support student placements are encouraged to complete training to ensure patient, student and staff safety.

Hospital and Health Service staff may require a copy of the completed Evidence record of allied health training for university staff (PDF 88 kB) before the university staff member can commence allied health student supervision at their facility.

University staff can also access the Allied health training: A guide for university staff (PDF 60 kB) (PDF 60 kB) which details the responsibilities of the university prior to the commencement of student supervision at the Queensland Health facility.

Last updated: 5 August 2021