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Required clinical placements

Please see below a summary of steps you will need to undertake for a required clinical placement.

A required clinical placement is one that you need to undertake to complete your health profession studies.

If you are enrolled in a health education program at an Australian education provider, and you have a clinical placement requirement, your education provider’s placement coordinator may negotiate a placement within a Queensland Health facility on your behalf.

Step 1: Know if your education provider has a Deed with Queensland Health

Please refer to the Student Placement Deed holders to ensure your education provider has a current Student Placement Deed with Queensland Health. If your education provider is not listed, you may have some success in obtaining a clinical placement with a private health provider.

Step 2: Contact your education provider’s placement coordinator

The placement coordinator will:

  • contact the Queensland Health facility placement coordinator
  • negotiate placement availability and details on your behalf
  • advise you of your placement details.

Step 3: Complete your mandatory orientation

It is your responsibility to complete the orientation requirements prior to commencing your placement. These requirements, including online training modules, are described in Preparing for your clinical placement.

To undertake the online training modules, you will need to access the digital iLearn platform. Please be aware that the process of generating a password for iLearn can take up to two working days.

Step 4: Gather your documents

You will need to provide evidence of a number of things before you commence your placement. These include:

  • outcomes of your orientation learning
  • required legal documents.

Please refer to Documents for your clinical placement for the relevant documentation requirements.

International students

Please note: If you are undertaking your placement as an externally enrolled scholar, you must sign the Overseas Student Deed Poll (PDF 658 kB).

You are an externally enrolled scholar if:

  • you hold a visa issued under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) allowing you to undertake the placement as an overseas student, and
  • you are enrolled as a health professional student with an overseas university, and
  • you or your university has negotiated a placement with a Queensland university holding a current Student Placement Deed with Queensland Health.
Last updated: 14 June 2022