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 reporting occurs twice a year at the end of each semester.
Consideration needs to be given to local Hospital and Health Service policy. Legal advice may be necessary. See the Intellectual property considerations for allied health students on placement fact sheet for further details.
In accordance with the Motor vehicle fleet – Management and use (QH-POL-270:2015), students working under the direction of a Queensland Health supervisor are permitted to drive a Queensland Health vehicle if they are authorised to do so by their Queensland Health supervisor and the local responsible delegate.
Consideration needs to be given to local Hospital and Health Service policy and to appropriate insurance cover. For further details, see the Health professional students driving fact sheet.
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