Laws and contracts
Queensland Health is bound by guiding legislation when offering student placements within Queensland Health facilities. As an education provider, you must ensure you have the correct legislative and contractual documentation in place before you can start organising student placements with Queensland Health.
Student Placement Deed
The main legal document used is a Student Placement Deed, which covers all legal aspects of clinical placements. The Deed is a strategic and overarching legal agreement between an education provider (such as a university or registered training organisation) and Queensland Health.
There are 2 different types of Deeds within Queensland, and these are differentiated by the legislation governing the placement. To minimise confusion, these will be referred as Group A and Group B.
It is important that you know which type of provider you are under these categories.
- Group A:
- This group is for those organisations with a new Deed commencing from 1 January 2017. This group mainly consists of tertiary education providers in Queensland and interstate.
- Group B:
- This group is mostly made up of registered training organisations (RTOs) in Queensland and interstate. Current Deeds for this contract group do not expire until at least 2019.
Please refer to the full list of education providers with whom Queensland Health currently has Deeds.
International education facilities
Queensland Health does not enter into Student Placement Deeds with international education facilities. International placement coordinators must approach a Queensland education provider to discuss placement opportunities on behalf of international students.