Student clinical placement
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker placements
- Organising a clinical placement
- Information for students wishing for a placement
- TCHHS Clinical Placement Coordinator contact details
Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service (TCHHS) offers exciting clinical practice experiences to undergraduate and post graduate nursing and midwifery students from all Australian universities and Registered Training Organisations (RTO), this includes TAFE institutes and private RTOs.
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
Students are supported on placement by clinical preceptors within their chosen area, and also have the support of the Nursing and Midwifery Education team.
The education provider's clinical officer organises the placement request and negotiations on behalf of the individual student with TCHHS Nursing and Midwifery Clinical Placement Coordinator. We do not engage in negotiating placements with individual students.
Queensland Health is bound by guiding legislation when offering student placements within Hospital and Health Service (HHS) facilities.
Student Placement Deed
A Queensland Health Student Placement Deed is a strategic and overarching legal agreement between a university and Queensland Health which covers all legal aspects of clinical placements. A Deed must be established before the university can start organising clinical placements with Queensland Health’s HHS facilities.
The Deed is a legal agreement covering a range of placement matters such as insurance, indemnity, intellectual property, privacy, consent and obligations.
RTO Legal framework
TCHHS will only accept vocational students from this list of education providers.
Organising a Nursing and Midwifery clinical placement
TCHHS encourages students to complete their clinical placements within the HHS. We believe we can offer an exciting introduction into rural and remote nursing / midwifery.
All student clinical placement requests are negotiated through the education provider's clinical officer and TCHHS Nursing and Midwifery Student Clinical Placement Coordinator.
The following TCHHS facilities have been approved to accept students:
- Weipa Integrated Health Service – acute care, community health, mental health
- Cooktown Multipurpose Health Service – acute care, community health, mental health
- Thursday Island Hospital – acute care, community health, mental health, maternity services
TCHHS can also offer student placement experiences in Primary Health Care facilities upon negotiation, dependant on current operating circumstances.
Queensland Health does not enter into Student Placement Deeds with international universities. All Queensland universities, along with numerous interstate universities, have a current Deed with Queensland Health.
International Placement coordinators must approach a Queensland University that holds a current Deed to organise a placement on behalf of international students wanting to gain a placement within TCHHS.
Prospective Universities and Registered Training Organisation who wish to organise nursing and midwifery student placements within TCHHS are recommended to refer to the TCHHS Student clinical placement process flowchart and also refer to education provider information
- Complete the TCHHS Nursing and Midwifery student clinical placement request form for all student placement requests. TCHHS Student Clinical Placement Coordinator will provide the education provider and the placement facility contact with a completed copy of the Student clinical placement confirmation form once the placement has been agreed to and organised.
- Complete the TCHHS Nursing and Midwifery student clinical placement orientation package and provide the requested evidence to .
- Complete and sign the Supervisor Deed Poll for when you are visiting students or supervising your own students. This will familiarise you with Queensland Health's privacy and confidentiality regulations.
Contact the Nursing and Midwifery Student Clinical Placement Coordinator for the abovementioned forms.
Nursing and Midwifery Student Clinical Placement Coordinator
Phone: (07) 4043 0229
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Education team
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker student placements please directly contact the Health Worker Educator.
Phone: 0447 575 284