Student Placements

Placements, internships and other work integrated learning activities are an essential part of many courses in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. They provide an opportunity for you to explore real-life application of the skills and knowledge developed through your course work study.

Before you go on placement, you must read the Student Placement Handbook and complete all of the necessary steps to satisfy the requirements. You might also like to keep a copy of the Handbook with you while on placement.

All students undertaking a placement in a hospital, clinic or other health or community environment are required to satisfy a number of requirements, including:

  • undergoing a recent National Police Record Check
  • holding a valid Working with Children Check for the relevant state/territory, and
  • being satisfactorily protected against infectious disease transmission.

Students in some courses also have additional requirements, which must also be satisfied (see below).

Student Placement Handbook

General Compliance Requirements

Additional Requirements

Rural Placements

Rural placements are available in most disciplines and provide a valuable opportunity to explore the intricacies of regional and remote health care provision and offer diverse experiences to those students who want to challenge themselves to the 'next level' of health care. Students get the chance to work with a gamut of skilled professionals who are adept at managing a wide range of conditions and situations resulting in a placement experience that is comprehensive and varied.

There is a suite of support services available for students participating in rural placements, including financial assistance, accommodation and educational opportunities. For further information about rural placements, visit our Going Rural Health website:

Going Rural Health

Getting Help

If you have questions about student placements, please contact your department placement coordinator. If your query relates to the documentation requirements detailed above, contact the Health Hub:

Contact the Health Hub