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Clinical placement information for students

Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service (TCHHS) offers exciting clinical practice experiences to undergraduate and post graduate nursing and midwifery students from this list of education providers.

The following TCHHS facilities are available for placements:

Students are afforded the opportunity to experience:

  • rural and remote nursing and midwifery practice
  • indigenous health care
  • primary health care
  • community health
  • mental health
  • acute and complex health care

TCHHS can also offer student placement experiences in Primary Health Care facilities upon negotiation, dependant on current operating circumstances.

Students are supported on placement by clinical preceptors within their chosen area, and also have the support of the TCHHS Nursing and Midwifery Education team.

Refer to the Student information for information about clinical placements at Queensland Health facilities.


Placement requests

Your education provider's clinical officer organises the placement request and negotiations on your behalf. We do not engage in negotiating placements with individual students.

Completing student clinical placement in rural and remote locations can be an expensive exercise.  Nursing and midwifery students are responsible for funding their:

  • own travel,
  • accommodation (TCHHS is able to provide accommodation at some locations based on availability, please indicate need on the student clinical placement request form)
  • living expenses.

Therefore TCHHS encourages all nursing and midwifery students to apply for a Nursing Scholarship through the Australian College of Nursing.


Orientation before placement begins

At least 2 weeks prior to starting clinical placements:

  1. Complete the Student Clinical Placement Deed Poll so you can enter TCHHS facilities.
  2. Complete the last page of the TCHHS Nursing and Midwifery Student Clinical Placement orientation package and return with the requested evidence to the TCHHS Student Clinical Placement Coordinator

During the placement

You must:

  • adhere to your education provider's uniform and dress standards (must wear a student uniform and student name badge at all times while on placement),
  • adhere to infection control and hand hygiene principles,
  • function within your professional scope of practice as a nursing/midwifery student in accordance with TCHHS policies, procedures and guidelines,
  • be responsible for your own learning.

Last updated: 19 September 2019