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COVID-19 vaccination for clinical placement students

Information regarding the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination for students attending clinical placements with Queensland Health has been released. Please refer to the COVID-19 and clinical placements page for details.

Student Orientation Checklist, version 4.0, updated 17 February 2021

The Student Orientation Checklist has been modified to include space for students to record HHS- or profession-specific orientation (under “Online learning/orientation modules”) and a new related Note 20 has been added. Information regarding allied health student training is also referred to within Note 20, and has been reflected on the “Documents for your clinical placement” page. Version (4.0) and publishing date (17 February 2021) has been updated.

New checks for students undertaking placements with NDIS registered service providers

From 1 February 2021, new worker screening laws apply in Queensland in relation to services delivered through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Students engaged by an NDIS registered provider in a risk-assessed role will require an NDIS worker screening clearance. Students engaged by a State-funded provider delivering disability supports or services will require either an NDIS or Queensland Disability worker screening clearance. It is the responsibility of the NDIS service provider to know whether a student requires a clearance for the role they will be undertaking.

Students who are required to be screened are subject to a “no card, no start” requirement and cannot start placement until they have a clearance. Students are treated as volunteers under the new worker screening requirements and will not be charged a fee for the check.

If students already hold a valid yellow card or yellow card exemption, they won’t need to get an NDIS worker screening check straight away. The existing card can be used until it expires, is suspended, or is cancelled.

To apply for an NDIS worker screening check or find out more information on screening requirements visit the Disability worker screening website.

Schedules for 2021

As arrangements are being made for clinical placements occurring in 2021, parties are reminded that the Group A and Group B Deeds have an end-date of 31 December 2021. While Schedules may have previously been completed for periods up to 24 months, Schedule terms should not exceed the overall Deed agreement end-date. Schedules covering clinical placements in 2021 should have an end-date that falls on, or before, 31 December 2021.

Student orientation requirements for 2021

Please note that the minimum orientation requirements for clinical placement preparation have been updated. These requirements can be viewed on the Preparing for your clinical placement website. The Student Orientation Checklist has been updated to reflect these course requirements.

Last updated: 24 February 2021